6:05 AM 8/14/2023
Call India land lines from your land line and call Smartphones from your mobile data plan enabled Smartphone for cheap priced calls. Also good are the phonecards that can be used from the public phones. The VoIP companies too are offering low priced call plans to India based calls through Landlines and Smartphones. During the hard times in Sri Lanka, Indian Government had supported the people of Sri lanka by providing Fuel and food supplies under its credit line program. Take note that during Cricket world cup matches and foreign cricket teams are touring India millions of calls used to originate to and from Indian cities. Sri Lanka and India travels must take note that the Airtel India and Airtel.lk are separate companies and they don't have any connections between them. If you are one of the Airtel SIM holder you won't get any benefits from the other country. Buy a new local SIM card in India or Sri Lanka.
Lots of phone calls are originating between India and Sri Lanka. This is due to lot of tourists are moving on both sides. In the meantime there are no special calling plans are available for these visitors on both sides. But they can relay on Whatsapp and Viber calls throguh Smartphones.
Most of the visitors from Sri Lanka used to try to obtain a Jio SIM card for them to use while they are staying in India. Actually it is a difficult task to obtain a mobile SIM card for foreigners in India. And once their India visa expires their India SIM too will become unusable.
Currently there are Airlines and Ferry service are being operated between India and the Jaffna City. Meanwhile there are regular flights from Colombo BIA to Indian Cities daily.
India IDD Code: 0091 or +91
How to call India phone number from the U.S.A?
To call India from the USA Dial 011 91 40 23456789 (011 is the U.S. exit code, if city code is 40 and the desired phone number is 23456789)
How to call a U.S.A or Canada Phone Number from India?
001 616 41941958 (If the city code is 616 and the desired number is 41941958)
How to call a Sri Lanka phone number from India?
To call a Sri Lanka number from India dial in the following order. 0094 11 2727272
Current Time in India
Public Holidays in India here
Call India from USA through VoIP for to make cheap calls. India got more than 564 million mobile phones in use.
Indian Government doesn’t allow VoIP calling from India to other countries.
Smartphone users can use the Free call Apps and other IM Apps such as Viber, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other similar Apps to make calls with their mobile Data plan. Millions of people use JIO carrier's mobile Data Plan to make these calls easily. People can make free or cheap VoIP calls to India land lines and mobile phones. Free Skype calls are possible to India if both parties have the Smartphone. Now in India 3G network and iPhone are available and this will enable the Indian iPhone user to make free and low priced calls over the Internet to overseas land lines and mobile phones. Jio the largest Network operator is with 4G network service and it is expected to roll out 5G by next year 2021.It is cheap to call India from Sri Lanka, as special offers are made by Sri Lanka carriers, specially by the Airtel. In the mean time some of your favorite APPS may not work in your device in India as Indian Government had banned TikTok like Chinese Apps in their country. So before you board your flight check the names of the Apps and disable them in your Smartphone. If you are buying Jio SIM card in India then use the JioChat App while you are staying in India. In India YouTube Shorts had captured the place of Chinese TikTok App's popularaity.
Due to Corona virus effect travelling between India and Sri Lanka is restricted. When calling Sri Lanka or calling from Sri Lanka depend on VoIP calls which is the cheapest one. While Land line to land line calls are cheaper ones while mobile phone calls are expensive one when you are financially low in support.
Once you are in India, it is better to have your own Indian mobile SIM card for your Smartphone. With this you will not get any roaming bill from your local carrier from your country and can have cheap phone calls and Mobile Data plan. Good Data plan is enough to make free calls to all over the world through WhatsApp and Viber IM programs. Once they issue your SIM card it will be activated in 24 hours. Normally a 28 days plan will give you free unlimited local calls, 100 SMS and 1GB or 1.5GB data daily. Currently to get a bundle of free phone calls to all carriers, SMS and Data plan you have to recharge Rs 119/-for a 28 days package. The SIM will be de-activated once your Indian visa is expired.
To get SIM card in India you must provide yours,
1. Passport and visa page photo copies (Some carrier may require color photocopy.)
2. One Color Photo. (Airtel staff will take photo of you.)
3. Your address proof in India. (Get a letter from the Hotel, Hospital or from the office where you are staying)
4. An Indian friend or relatives’ phone number. (They will send OTP Code to that number)
5. Jio (4G) may require your local Identity card or your passport with valid visa.
6. Jio, Vodafone and Airtel will stop services to your phone on the day your visa expires.
7. To get their service EXTENDED you must provide your renewed visa proof to them. .
India's popular mobile phone service provider Jio is now selling mobile phone for INR 699/- as a locked phone with this carrier.
Indian Government had allowed Post paid mobile phones to operate back in Kashmir Region after some restrictions on them.
Address: High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
27, Kautilya Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi,
Pin Code - 110021.
Telephone: 3010201, 3010202, 3010203
Address: High Commission of India, Colombo 36-38, Galle Road,
Telephone: 0094 -11 - 2327587 / 2422788 / 2421605
Fax: 2446403 / 2448166
Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.
International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.