How to Make a Call to a Mobile in India

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How to Make a Call to a Mobile in India
Calling to a mobile in India is affordable. (call image by Mila Supynska from Fotolia.com)

Cell phones, commonly known as mobiles, are an important mode of communication in India. India follows the 10-digit format for its mobile numbers. Calling to a mobile in India from the U.S. is simple and cheap. You can call directly from your landline or use a calling card. In addition, you can use the Internet to make calls to India. Several online companies use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to route calls through the Internet, and offer affordable calling plans.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Calling card
  • Computer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Figure out the time in India. To calculate, remember India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

  2. 2

    Dial 011, the international exit code.

  3. 3

    Dial 91, the country code for India.

  4. 4

    Dial the 10-digit mobile number.

  1. 1

    Purchase an international calling card available online or from a local retailer. Some reputable online companies are Reliance India and Airtel Call Home.

  2. 2

    Figure out the time in India. To calculate, remember India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

  3. 3

    Dial the toll free number provided by the company. Dial the PIN number, when prompted.

  4. 4

    Dial 011, followed by 91, the country code of India. When prompted, dial the 10-digit mobile number.

  1. 1

    Subscribe to a website that allows you to make calls to a mobile in India. Websites like Skype, Google Voice and Vonage offer affordable international calling plans.

  2. 2

    Download the software to your computer.

  3. 3

    Figure out the payment method and buy credit.

  4. 4

    Locate the call button on the main window. For example, if you are using Skype, click on the flag menu, and locate India from the drop-down list.Type the 10-digit phone number.

  5. 5

    Click call.

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