Is there any information on how to make cheap international calls to India?My friend is living in India right now.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that calling cards are probably the best option in making international calls to India.  There are many brands and prices of calling cards that can fit any budget.  The competition between such cards helps to provide the consumer with some fairly cost effective measures.  For example, for 20 US dollars, one can get up to 200 minutes on a calling card.  This would cover about three plus hours of talking.  There are other rates that are as, if not more, competitive.  I think that this might be the best option to follow.  If one possessed a cell phone that can make international calls, depending on the package of minutes purchased, this might also be another avenue to pursue.  The other option would be to set up a Skype system or Yahoo messenger between your friend and you, allowing you to talk at length without minute measured cost.

kobayashiyaki | Student

There are 2 ways, either by Skype or to use an international calling card. It may be a better choice for you to use an international calling card if you don’t have a stable internet connection or prefer to talk by phone.

I would recommend for you to use the Cosmo Gold Card from Calling Cards Japan.

This card is easy to use and you can make payment at the convenience store in Japan.


This page shows you the price comparison between different options calling from Japan to India.