Communications in India

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Official Language
Hindi (spoken by more than 50% of the country’s population) and English.
Other Languages Spoken
17 regional languages are recognized by the Constitution of India, which include Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Punjabi, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi. Muslims largely speaks Urdu.
Business Language
Getting Some Knowledge
Free Translation Tools
Shabdkosh : Hindi-English-Hindi free dictionary (46,000 terms)

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Quality of Communications

The use of mobile phones and internet is widely developed. Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Public telephones are accessible everywhere.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From India, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in India, Dial +91
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
+ 0 + 2-4 digits corresponding to regional codes + local city/town numbers.
Mobile Telephone Standards
Both CDMA and GSM
National Mobile Phone Operators
AirTel, Reliance Infoecom, Idea cellular, Vodafone (earlier HUTCH), BSNL/MTNL.

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
BSNL, AirTel, Sify, Tata Internet Services, Reliance, Netcom, Hathway.
Access in Public Places
Internet cafes with Wi-Fi connection facilities spread across the country.
Access in Hotels
Easily accessible from most of the large and medium sized hotels operating across the country.

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