you can call India three different ways with illumy
- Use the free HD voice or video calling features with illumy members in India.
- Select the i2 plan for just $3/month, and call India for 2.5¢ a minute.
- Or choose an i3 plan for just $9 per month, and get unlimited international calling to India and 42 additional nations.
why is illumy the best calling app for India?
It’s totally free to call another illumy member using the built-in HD voice and video calling features. Or you can opt for a subscription plan ($3 or $9/month) and add calling credits in $5 increments. Avoid those pesky maintenance fees and other hidden costs.
Those discount VoIP services never stop advertising to you and the people call. illumy gives you a 100% ad-free experience.
Call landlines and cell phones anywhere in India (excluding premium numbers), or call hundreds of other international calling destinations.
By upgrading to an illumy i2 or i3 plan, you’ll get a United States-based area code and phone number that will display on caller ID. And your friends and family in India can call you using that number, too.
With illumy, you don’t need complicated plans or calling cards. There are no surprise charges on your phone bill, nor are there extra steps to call your aunties or anyone else in India.
India’s country code is +91. To call from the U.S., dial 011 (the exit code), then 91 (the country code for India), then the rest of the area code and phone number.
quick guide: call India from the U.S. in 3 steps
- Sign up for illumy, and then choose an i2 or i3 plan.
- In the mobile app, tap the Dial Pad icon. In a web browser, click the Phone icon.
- Dial 011, then 91, and then the rest of the phone number.
- Start talking with friends and family without going broke.
The credits that come with your account and the ones you purchase are valid for one year.
Nope! Calling with illumy works anywhere you are, provided you’re connected to the internet. The phone number you pick when you upgrade to a paid plan, though, will be a U.S.-based area code and number.
You bet. illumy doesn’t eavesdrop or allow advertisers or data-collectors to do so, either. And when you use HD video and HD voice calling on the illumy platform (meaning you don’t dial a phone number; you use the app to call), your conversations are encrypted, end to end.
illumy was created by a team of people with decades of experience in telecommunications. Our tech is very advanced, which enables us to access the VoIP and traditional phone networks without compromising on quality. And we use the same international and long-distance carriers that the major telcos use. So we get the same rates that the mobile and landline providers do, but we don’t mark them up for obscene profits. That means you get the best possible call quality for exceptionally low prices!
That’s easy. illumy! Our contracts with the same carriers that all the major telecom companies use for international calling enables us to pass on super cheap rates to call India and hundreds of other international destinations.
It’s easy to calculate just how inexpensive it is. If you need to call India for an hour each month, you’ll want to get the i2 plan. It’s just $3/month, and calling landlines or mobile numbers is only 2.5¢ each minute. That means your monthly one-hour call costs $3 (for the i2 plan), plus $1.50 (2.5¢ x 60 minutes), for a total of $4.50 If you need to call India for two hours or more per month, then you’ll want to upgrade to the i3 plan for $9/month. That plan includes unlimited calling to India and 42 other nations—there aren’t any per-minute charges.
Of course, using voice and video calling on the illumy app can save you even more money, since it’s 100% free (perfect for when you call the same people in India regularly). And it’s ad-free. No hidden fees, data gathering, or listening in on your calls.