VoIP rates

While hunting for a VoIP service to call India, I found a fair variety of services that I’m sharing below.

FreeCall appears the cheapest when calling India, at 2.5¢ per minute to a land line. I’m listing the rate from London to Chennai below. I’m not sure of the difference in voice quality between these. The only one I’ve tried is VoIPDiscount, which is not too bad. As a benchmark, remember that Reliance offers a calling card at around 7.3¢ per minute.

(Incidentally, if you wanted to call the US/UK, there’s no reason why you should use your phone. Calls to the US, the UK and parts of Europe are free with most of these services.)

2.5¢/min freecall
3.3¢/min calleasy
3.3¢/min webcalldirect
3.9¢/min net2phone
4.2¢/min smsdiscount
5.0¢/min internetcalls
5.0¢/min nonoh
5.0¢/min voipdiscount
5.0¢/min voipwise
5.5¢/min freshtel.net
5.9¢/min pc-telephone
6.0¢/min mywebcalls
6.7¢/min 12voip
6.7¢/min justvoip
6.7¢/min poivy
6.7¢/min sparvoip
6.8¢/min gtalk2voip
7.1¢/min vbuzzer
7.5¢/min webphone
7.9¢/min yahoo
8.0¢/min click4
8.0¢/min callserve
8.0¢/min hotfoon
8.2¢/min blasterphone.net
8.4¢/min netappel
8.4¢/min sipdiscount
8.4¢/min voipbuster
9.1¢/min voipstunt
9.9¢/min iconnecthere
9.9¢/min lowratevoip
10.0¢/min phoneopia
10.6¢/min skype
11.4¢/min sipnet
11.6¢/min voipcheap
13.8¢/min wengophone
14.6¢/min gizmo5
16.1¢/min peneo
19.9¢/min voipbusterpro
  1. Saurabh says:

    I was using Tpad (Linksys PAP2T device at both ends) for VOIP Calls, which is completely free as long as internet works fine at my place in India (and without the need of keeping laptop switched on). With the occasional call out from tpad to mobiles, but freecall is indeed much cheaper as per their website! Infact the rate is listed as 2c/min (.019GBP). Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Kannan Ekanath says:

    Dude, most of my international calls while I am on the commute using lycatalk.com. All these websites are using the computer (VoIP). Have ya got a similar list for phone based (Landline based) ones ??

  3. Neha says:

    Hi Anand,

    I have been reading your blog for a while now, and I really love it!
    I just had one query, since you’re in UK… What do you use to call back home? esp, mobile to mobile… could you suggest something to me? I am going to be in France for a year and need some pointers in this regard 🙂

    Thanks for the good read(S)(emphasis on the plural 🙂 )

  4. S Anand says:

    @Neha: Thanks, Neha. I use Reliance’s calling card (relianceindiacall.co.uk) for personal use and Tata’s (VSNL’s) calling card for official use. You could also look at Jajah as an option, but I haven’t tried it.

  5. Neha says:

    Hey Anand,
    That was fast! Thank you so much, will have a look and try it out 🙂

  6. Saran says:

    srilanka low rate line please sent my mail

  7. Thejesh GN says:

    I use Jajah to call from India to US n UK. It works pretty well for mobile to mobile calls.