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Free calls from UK (BT landlines) to India and worldwide

A large part of Free Pc to Phone calls blog readers are from UK (actually a large part of indians are settled in UK). Telecom companies earn a good money when these NRI's connect to their loved ones in India. But we have found some solution using which people from UK can connect to India for free (they can make free calls to India).

Firstl lets see how can you make free calls to India and other countries. (No need to register, no credit cards required. )

1. Simply dial the access number 0870 494 52522.
2. When connected, at the dial tone, dial the international number you want to call
3 E.g. for a call to Delhi India, you dial: 0870 494 5252 wait for dial tone and then dial 0091 11 2731 XXXX … it’s that easy!

Now where the catch...?
hmmn..this service is quite similar to what many Australian companies offer. (They also give a local mobil access number dialing which you can connect to India for free).
Now you only pay for connecting to this local UK number (0870 494 5252 ). BT announced that from 16th January calls to numbers starting 0870 will be included in Calling Plans and therefore free to dial from BT landlines at certain times. So, if you are using BT landlines then you can make free calls to India (first just check with BT if you can call this local UK number for free, you may end up paying high if it aint free, so better to check the call rate first).

Others, too may check with their respective telecom provider if this number of eligible for free cap minutes. If its include then voilla, you can make free calls to India, Pakistan or just any other country.

However, if dialing this number aint free for you, just check the call rate to this number and make cheap calls.

For international users, I was wondering if we can found some way to connect to this number for free (using VOIP), then we too can make free calls to anywhere in world. I am too finding a solution.

Not only India, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Nepal, African countries, using this way you can call mist arts of the world for free. I guess this works only on weekdays and not on weekends ( I am not too sure of it, so better to check this too.)

PS: I found this local number and this method posted in some forum, so thought of sharing on this blog. It may no work but still worth trying. So, are you able to make free calls to India using this way..? Have to confirmed the rates to this local number with BT. Please share your views in the comment section...!

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May 6, 2009 at 3:15 AM

please note call to india on 0870 numbers are not free please note this terms and condition:
From BT
Free calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers. Availability of free 0845 and 0870 calls of up to 60 minutes duration (excluding indirect access numbers and dial-up internet access) dependent on residential BT Calling Plan: weekends only (with the Unlimited Weekend Plan), evening & weekends (with the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan), or any time (with the Unlimited Anytime Plan). Fair use policy applies – max. 1,000 mins or 150 calls a month. If either of these limits on free calls is exceeded, BT will charge for these calls until further notice See Terms & Conditions for full details.

May 16, 2009 at 2:54 AM

I have been using a new service from , they have set me up a custom account for pakistan, i get free calls at any time when i use the 0870 number and loads of other destinations. I was buying calling cards everyday and spending to much money, now its just one payment and all my calls are included. I can even call the local access number and get alot of destinations free.
I liked that they cusomised the account for me. Was very helpfull.

June 14, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Another number I have found that is also free, and offers access to a large number of international numbers is:

0870 794 6080


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