+ 15p connection fee per call
+ 15p connection fee per call
Dial 0844 759 7771 for calls to landlines in India
Dial 0843 851 0022 for calls to mobiles in India
The above costs are charged to you by your landline provider.
Service provider to landlines: Core Telecommunications International Limited. Service provider to mobiles: Twelve Telecom Ltd. Tel: 0333 155 5030. Full Terms
+ 3p connection fee per call
+ 4p connection fee per call
Text dts to 80550 for £5 credit
Dial 020 7124 2232 and then your destination number when prompted.
Only press the call/dial button once after dialing the 020 access number. All credit lasts for 90 days from the last time you use the service to make a call. Service provider: New Call Telecom Ltd. Tel: 0333 321 8705. Full Terms
How to use this service for low price calls from a landline
Agra / Ahmedabad / Aligarh / Allahabad / Amravati / Amritsar / Asansol / Aurangabad / Bangalore / Bareilly / Bhilai Nagar / Bhiwandi / Bhopal / Bhubaneswar / Bikaner / Chandigarh / Chennai (Madras) / Coimbatore / Cuttack / Dehradun / Delhi / Dhanbad / Durg-Bhilai Nagar / Faridabad / Ghaziabad / Gorakhpur / Guwahati / Gwalior / Haora (Howrah) / Hubli-Dharwad / Hyderabad / Indore / Jabalpur / Jaipur / Jalandhar / Jammu / Jamnagar / Jamshedpur / Jodhpur / Kalyan / Kanpur / Kochi / Kolkata (Calcutta) / Kota / Kozhikode / Lucknow / Ludhiana / Madurai / Mangalore / Meerut / Mira-Bhayandar / Moradabad / Mumbai (Bombay) / Mysore / Nagpur / Nashik / Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) / Patna / Pimpri Chinchwad / Pune / Raipur / Rajkot / Ranchi / Salem / Solapur / Srinagar / Surat / Thane / Thiruvananthapuram / Tiruchchirappalli / Tiruppur / Vadodara / Varanasi / Vijayawada / Visakhapatnam / Warangal
Once you have dialed the access number above, then dial: 00 91 followed by the destination number you're calling.
India's fixed line operators include BSNL, Bharti Airtel, MTNL, Reliance Infocomm and Tata. Mobile operators in India include Aircel, BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Spice Telecom and Tata.
Times to call
Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 and a half hours ahead us of Brits, so you'll have to time your phonecalls carefully. If you call at 6pm London time, you won't reach India until 11:30pm. The best times to call are early morning, or early afternoon.
In 2011, there are 18 public holidays in India, giving you plenty of ideal opportunities to get in touch with loved ones. October 26th 2011 host India's Diwalia (Festival of Lights) celebrations, August 30th marks the occasion of Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan) and Muharram (Islamic New Year), falls on November 6th.
Interesting Indian Phone Facts
The mobile phone industry in India is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with two-million mobile subscribers added every month between 2003 and 2005.
A report from April 2010 shows that the number of mobile subscribers in India had hit over 563 million. This means that India has more mobile phone connections than people have access to toilets.
In 2010, Nokia was ranked the No.1 "Most Trusted Brand in India" for the third conectutive year.
In August 2010, the 5 best selling mobile phones in India were the Sony Ericsson C510, LG BL40 Chocolate, Nokia E63, Micromax Q3 and the Blackberry 8707V.
The top 5 telecom companies in India are Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Reliance Communications and Idea Cellular, according to a report from 2010.
Indian Embassy in the UK:
London, WC2B 4NA
020 7632 3035
There are 18 major languages spoken in India and over 1600 regional dialects. The official language is Hindi, which is spoken by about half the population. Other major languages include: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Punjabi, Sindhi and Urdu.
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