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AirtelCallhome Holi to Diwali Offer : Calling Card to India

Its time for Diwali and the free and cheap calling to India are now in action. The first one to launch Diwali offer is AirtelCallhome. AirtelCallHome calling cards are widely used by NRI to call their loved ones in India. Specially in this festive season, the call volumes to India increase to great extent.

Voip providers bring their best deals to attract more customer. Lets now talk about AirtelCallhome festive offer named "Diwali to Holi offer":
Plan Value: $24.99
Admin fees: $6.99
Talktime: $18.00
Calling Minutes: 1353
Validity: 6 months

The good things about this offer by Airtelcallhome is the extended validity and cheap rates. The effective calling rate to India is just 1.84 cents per minute. Considering that the service is Phone to Phone (a calling card), the rate is cheap and AirtelCallhome service is surely worth trying.

The reviews about Airtelcallhome have always been mixed on this blog. Many people dont prefer Airtel but still a lot of people say that AirtelCallhome service is good and recommended.

It should be noted here that AirtelCallhome other plans like India one plan and Aapno Gujrat plan still holds, and people may opt for those.

Rynga : Cheap Voip calling Rates : iPhone Mac Android

Rynga Voip Service is another launch of voip provider by the well known Betamax/DellMont Sarl. Every now and then betamax launch a new provider which offers the cheapest calls rates, free calls to many destinations. And this time the new voip provider is Rynga Voip Service. The new launch (Rynga) happens when the prices of other betamax providers increases.

The launch of Rynga: Discount voip provider, offering very low rates calls to India, free call to countries like Bangladesh (mobile and lndline), and this has come after the prices have actionvoip, smartvoip and Jumblo increased. So you should move to Rynga for making international calls, specially cheap calls to India !

Special thanks to Varsha for informing about Rynga. First lets talk about the call rates presently offered by Rynga for calling India.

Rynga is offering 1 US cent per minute to Indian mobile and 1.5 US cents to call landlines. Since most people in India carry a mobile, the deal by Rynga seems to be good option.

You can use Rynga as a PC to Phone calling service using their free softphone : Download Rynga. Use can also use Rynga SIP settings for making SIP calls:

Rynga SIP settings:

SIP port : 5060
Registrar :
Proxy server :
Outbound proxy server : leave blank
Account name : your rynga username
Password : your rynga password

Another way of using Rynga Voip is using access numbers: this way make phone to phone calls. Rynga offers access numbers in many countries. Web initiated calling method is also there. You can now also use Rynga on your iPhone, Rynga for Mac or Rynga on your Android Mobile.

Well overall Rynga service looks good, but the only problem with betamax is they increase the price anytime. Another bad thing is poor customer support. So I would advice to buy minimum credit and use the service till the price hike takes place. If you start liking Rynga service you may then continue.

Do give your feedback about Rynga Voip.

Free UK Virtual Phone Number : IndiaLD

IndiaLD is quite famous and used by large number of people for making cheap voip calls to India. Here is another great voip service by IndiaLD, which allows users from UK to connect to your loved ones living in India.

Actually IndiaLD latest Virtual phone number service not only allow people to connect to India but also other 27 countries.

What you get after registering with IndiaLD virtual phone number service is a Free UK Virtual Phone Number. With this Free UK 0843 Phone Number That Can Call Your Phone In India or 27 Other Countries.

Confusing huh..? Let me clear the procedure to you. IndiaLD offers a UK Virtual phone number. It simply means that you get a UK phone number calls on which can be forwarded (directed) to a phone in India (or other 27 countries).

This way you save time and money by setting up your very own UK phone number. IndiaLD will forward it directly to you wherever you are. Its like making a local call from the other side of the world, and it's free for you. It will cost people in the United Kingdom 2 pence per minute to call you. The call will be charged directly to their phone bill. There is no need for them to create accounts, buy credits, or call access numbers. It's simple, and the cheapest way to call India from the U.K.

Now suppose you are living in UK and want to connect to your Parents in UK (cheap voip calls).
Register with IndiaLD virtual UK Phone number service. Register with your Parents number in India (or other 27 countries).
IndiaLD map your phone number to a UK 0843 number instantly, and email you with a new phone number.
Now you are living in UK and you have got a local UK phone number for your parents in India. Dial this UK number (use your UK phone), call will be forwarded to your parents in India. You will be billed at 2 pence per minute. The charge will appear directly on their phone bill.

List of countries where the calls can be directed.
* Countries that offer virtual number forwarding to mobiles and landlines. All other countries will only forward to landlines.
Australia Austria Belgium Canada* China* Denmark France Germany Hong Kong* India* Israel Italy Japan Luxembourg Malaysia Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Singapore* Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand United States*

A very nice voip service for making calls to India and other 27 countries from UK.

Free International Calls from South Africa :freecall087

If you are following Free Pc to Phone calls, then I am sure you are saving a lot on your phone bills. I hope you are now calling India free, using the ways we have blogged about in this past.

In our last post about freecall2india, I mentioned about the popularity of access dailing method and so many more voip provider coming up with idea of offering free international calls when you dial there access number. For Australia, Freedomcalls is the answer. For USA, UK, Brazil Freecalls2india is the voip provider for you.

And for making free international calls from South Africa, is the answer. Yes, freecall087 offers a local South African access number dialing which you can call many countries for free. The best part, India is included in the free calling list which allows you to call India free.

The free calling destination list is soo long that it would be better if you check website. The countries vary from USA,India, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, UK, Turkey, Portugal, South Africa etc etc etc.

So how to use freecall087 service to make free international calls :
1. Dial the access number 087-805-5762 from your mobile phone/landline. You can use your FREE minutes on your contract, or standard network charges apply if you've run out of free minutes.
2. The voice prompt will ask you to enter your destination number followed by #, in the following format:
00 + Country Code + City Code + Phone Number #
E.g.For UK you would dial: 00 44 207 032 1234 #

Another good thing, you need not to register with freecall087 to make free calls using them. Other features of freecall087:
Call from any mobile or landline
Easy to use service – Just dial and save!
No contract
No commitments
No set up fee
No pre-payments
No account to open
No Extra Bills
No Credit Cards
No Hassle.
Suported on Vodacom, CellC, MTN, Telkom, Neotel

Time to make free calls to India and other countries from South Africa. : Call India Free : Free International Calls

I remember last year same time, I was blogging about various cheap offers to call India. The calling rate to India at that time was about 3-5 Cents per minutes and now the call rates to India was decreased soo much.

Today, there are voip providers which are offering Free calls to India. Last week we blogged about Freedomcalls which offers access numbers (local Australian numbers) dialing which you can connect to India for free. Today we discuss about another similar voip provider which offers USA, Brazil and UK access numbers.

Its good that more and more such local access number services are coming up. Actually they get the money by call termination cost (you pay to your telecom provider when you call their access number).

Bet hey..if you are having free local minutes by your telecom provider then you can effectively call India and many other countries for free (since you dial these local access numbers for free).

First let me tell you about the local access numbers which freecalls2india is offering :

RJ (21) 7878-8511
BH (31) 7878-8511


DC 202-658-7961
FL 305-515-5352
MA 617-861-6087
MD 301-375-2152
NJ 732-504-6098
NY 631-763-1059
NY 718-971-5399
PA 610-540-7003
RI 401-314-2026
VA 703-459-9344

The best thing about freecalls2india is that there is no need for registration, credit card info or any other information. Just dial these access numbers directly and connect to India.

So here is the method by which you can call India free (call India free from anywhere in world):
1. Register with betamax provider like Telbo, ActionVoip, or use Google Voice or any other voip provider offering free calls to USA (there are many).
2. Dial the above access number using webcalldirect/google voice for free.
3. At the prompt dial destination number in the format :
Country Code (USA) + Area Code (Miami) + Phone Number #

Apart from India, you can use freecalls2india service for making free international calls to following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.

After trying this service, please give your feedback.

Jaxtr Number Service : Use it like a Free Calling Card

This is not the first time I am saying this that in my view, Jaxtr is the most innovative voip service. There are lot of services (which includes voip) which take feedback from customers but that go waste and is never implemented. Jaxtr actually listens to its users and make changes. People were already very satisfied with Jaxtr FreeConnect service, by which people are using it to make free calls to more than 50 countries. Similarly Jaxtr On the Go is also very popular for making calls straight from your mobile (without involving computer).

For making calls with Jaxtr, you were provided with a local Jaxtr number for each of the destination number which you want to dial. Thus if you want to make calls to 10 numbers then you were provided with 10 local Jaxtr numbers. Nothing's wrong in the above method but its difficult to manage so many numbers, each time either consult Jaxtr account or store this information somewhere. As I said, Jaxtr listens to its customers so they have made the calling procedure more easy.

How to make Calls with Jaxtr

It works more like a calling card now.
- You simple dial one local access numbers.
- You are prompted to dial the destination number
- You are connected to your destination

This means depending on your location, you got to store just one number (local access number). Another important benefit is that you can use this service anywhere, even if you are traveling to other city/state (your local access number will get changed).

Jaxtr Number Service

This does not change the calling rate or call quality you are used to, it has just slightly changed how you use jaxtr. The free countries list still remains the same.

Other benefits of Jaxtr

Talk free - Free calls in over 50 countries
Send SMS - Free global SMS (Text) messages for Premium members
Make calls - Super low calling rates worldwide.
Click to call - Connect without dialing when you're online
Jaxtr On-The-Go - Get local access wherever you go
Jaxtr link - Lets people worldwide contact you locally via calls and SMS
Online voicemail - Listen to voice messages from global callers online
SMS updates - Get voice and text message notifications via SMS
Forward calls - Forward incoming jaxtr calls to any phone
PrivacyShield - Send unknown callers to voicemail
Block callers - Block unwanted callers at any time
"Call Me" widgets - Get voice comments and calls anywhere online

Jaxtr India
Jaxtr local numbers in India have been disabled by one of their telco partners. That means no more Jaxtr local numbers in Mumbai. However please note that you can still make calls to anywhere in India (from anywhere in world).

Make Free international calls by sending SMS : Australia

You must be aware of Freedomcalls which offers free calls to large number of countries (yes free calls to India) by dialing Australian mobile number. Are you aware of SMS top up service by

Named, "SMS Top UP" - it offers you to make free international calls using the credit which you earn by sending SMS/Text message to a regular Australian phone number.

You can use SMS top up service in simple steps:
1. Send a text message with the word –“Topup” to Access Number 0424215599.

2. For every successful text message sent you collect credit to call overseas free depending upon your destination. For example, for 10 sms you get 5 minutes to call India.

3. To make free overseas calls simply dial their landline access number from the same mobile or landline. -
Sydney 02 9004 2024
Melbourne 03 8416 7024
then for E.g. to call India dial– 0011 + 91 + 9829227700 + #

This SMS Top up service is really very good for people who enjoy the unlimited sms service from their telecom provider. Also if your SMS rates are cheap, then too its worth a deal.

Another good feature added by SMS Top up is Group SMS. SMStopup offers quite a number of phone numbers on which you can send SMS. Just save those phone numbers in a group and send the SMS in one go. You would collect good credits to make free international phone calls.

PS: Please also note that the free minutes/credit is different for different countries. Just check on to know how many minutes you would get sending sms's.

MotherIndia Calling Card : Cheap Calls to India

Most of people living in USA who make calls to India, make it using a calling card. Its lot better and cheaper than using your telecom provider calling plan. But the big question here is which is the cheapest one, which offers you good voice quality.

Many use AirtelCallhome calling card for making calls to India. But a large group also uses locally available calling cards which are not so popular but they really offer you a good deal. Apart from cheap rates, the voice quality and service is also good.

Thanks to Archan, regular reader of Free Pc to Phone calls who informed us about MotherIndia Calling card. This calling card is also available in local stores and on offcourse online purchase.

First lets see the calling rates offered by MotherIndia Calling card:
On local access :
By spending $10, you will get 500 minutes of talktime (400 current + 100 promo). This makes your effective calling rate of just 2 cents/minute. The best part is you need not to buy in big denominations. Just try this card for $10.

On toll-free access:
By spending $10, you will get 300 minutes of talktime. Effective rate here goes to 3.3 cents/min.
I would suggest you to go for local access methos (widely used one). Some other features of
MotherIndia Calling card :

Pinless Dialing
Speed Dialing
Easy To Setup
No Hidden Charges
After dialing the access number, the MotherIndiaCard system recognizes the caller-id of the phone numbers you register, so you never have to enter a pin to make a long distance international/domestic call.

For more information and for signing up, visit MotherIndia Calling card.

PS: Guys, it may be possible that you are also aware of such calling cards. Please share the details of such cards with us so that other also enjoy the benifit of cheap calling.

NuEraTelecom Voip service Review : Should you use it.

Lately there have been lot of new entries into this voip market. Not all make big, some are proper fraud services. Some dont have customer support, some take your money and you are not able to make voip phone calls. You need to be very careful while choosing these voip services.

In the morning, I got a mail from one of our regular blog reader (wont be ethical to disclose his name). He wanted to know more about this voip provider named NuEraTelecom.

First let me give you brief details what this service is offering. A person from NuEraTelecom calls you up and offers you a very good deal. He ask you to try thier post paid service and ask for around $39 refundable security deposit.

Nueratelecom offers you :
1. 1.5 c to India.
2. 180 minutes free to a country (Your choice) eg. Bahrain
3. 180 minutes free to UAE (again your choice).
4. 3.9 c connection charge per call.

Now the thing is. Is the deal offered by NuEratelecom worth, is the service legitimate.

Well, the calling rate to India is good but not the cheapest. (Airtelcallhome is also offering the same even less). The connection charges also have to be taken into account. Effectively Nueratelecom is not the cheapest and their are more better options in the market.

Regarding free minutes offered (to UAE etc), these are just one time and for one day. This also does not make any sense.

This service is a postpaid service, and I honestly like Prepaid voip services. To check if service is not a fraud one, I googled about them. (Also observed that site is not even SSL secured). On contact info, a PO box

Below are some of the reviews which I recollected from other websites and blogs.

One person said "I paid 39 dollars deposit which they promised to return in case I cancel their service. Now when I tried calling India using this service, I always get a message saying the number is invalid. I could not make any calls and finally after frustration, when I tell them to cancel, they say they can't refund any money".
One more guy review "I tried calling Pakistan and India for 4 days and never got through. And I found out I was charged $34.95 on a monthly basis.Then i called Nuera Telecom customer service line and all of the sudden THEY DONT SPEAK ENGLISH!".

Well, I guess above reviews says it all. My vote is also against them. I wont suggest people to register with Nueratelecom.

FreedomCalls : Send Free international SMS

Freedomcalls is very popular among Australians for making free international phone calls. You know Freedomcalls also offer a service using which you can send free international sms.

Texting is very expensive in many countries, and when you talk about International SMS its too much. But sometimes you need to send a text sms then a voice call.

Freedomcalls allow you to send International SMS at the cost of a local SMS (offcourse for Australians), for others if your SMS charges are too very low for Australian numbers then you can also use this service.

To send free international SMS follow these simple steps:
Step1: Type your destination where you want to send SMS eg. for India (9198912XXXXX) without + or 0011
Step2: Leave a space and type your message.
Step3: Send the SMS to 04242155777.

You just pay the cost of local SMS and international part is free. Use this service to send free sms to India. If you have used this service then please let us know feedback (comment).

linQ : Call india FREE for 20 mins : Check User Review

NOTE: Guys, many people have reviewd this service. linQ has been reported as spam by many.
Check the latest post on linQ Voip.

Here is another entry of a Voip provider in this big voip market. linQ "Link to India" is a new voip provider which is not only offering very cheap call rates to India, but is also offering some free trial minutes to India (about 20 minutes)

Mr. Alpesh from linQ itself mailed me today asking to test their service and give them feedback.

You can use linQ via a softphone which it offers for free. Using this application you can make free Pc to Phone calls. linQ also offers access numbers dialing which you can connect to your destination.

Now talking about the calling rate to India. After you have consumed your 20 free minutes, linQ is offering introductory offer: call India at US 0.5c/min.
Regular rate to call India only US2.99c/min.

Free Trial details
You can register for a free trial to one phone number in India.
You can call that number for about 20minutes in the free trial.
No credit card details needed to register for free trial.
No need to pay for calls if you do not sign-up for the service.
No ads, no spyware.
You cannot sign-up without the free trial first.

Introductory offer details
After the free trial, sign-up under introductory offer.
Call upto 10 numbers in India at US0.5c/min.
Introductory offer limited to first two payments.
The second payment must have auto-debit enabled.
Third payment resets your account to normal India calling rate of US2.99c/min.
Limit of 1000 discount minutes to any number in India from all accounts together.

Well, the first thing is to try this service (yeah make free calls to India). If you like the voice quality, feel that calling rates are cheap then you should for buying credit.

After trying linQ for making free calls to India, please post your feedback. It is very important for us and for linQ.
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