How to Dial India From the US and Canada

How to Dial India From the US and Canada

You will dial your country code. For calling India you will dial 91.

Then dial the destination phone number:

  • For a landline, dial the STD Code (without the 0) + the phone number.
  • For Mobile phone, dial the entire 10-digit number.

That is how to Dial India. It is simple, but for any reason you can contact our Dial91 Support.


NEVER call India from a Hotel Room! Hotels add a very large surcharge on top of the highest rate per minute when direct dialing from your room.

However, most hotels have free local and free 800 or toll free calls. So typically you can dial the local access or 800 number to use your Dial91 calling card. Hotels are required by law to post on the telephone the charges if they apply. So check there first.


Businesses and schools typically have their own phone system (PBX) and they require the initial access code of "9" or "8". Originally "9" was for domestic calls and "8" was for international calls. That has changed somewhat now.


Most telephone carriers and hotels just require you to dial "0" to connect to an operator. Most cell phones also allow you to dial 611 and reach their operator.

Dial91 has developed an outstanding cell phone application for dialing India. The app works on an iPhone, Android and Windows. You know how to get it from the app store since you already have a smart phone. And we have some outstanding instructions for the iPhone, Android and Windows operating systems to show you how to set up an account. But here are some key points that are common on all the apps when India talking.

  • When calling from your phone you do not use up your cellular minutes, so you never have to worry about going over your plan.
  • The application always chooses to use Wi-Fi if it is available. So you can even login at Starbuck, for example, and the access cost you nothing.
  • If Wi-Fi is not available, then the app uses data from your data plan.
  • From the same app you can do SMS text messaging to anywhere in the world. This is a great service and feature. Plus, it is free!

How to Dial India Using Skype

First of all, why would you want to use MagicJack with Dial91? Doesn't MagicJack have a long distance service on its own? The answer is yes, you can call internationally using MagicJack. But there are certain advantages - one of them being cost.

The cost to call using MagicJack from the US to India is 2 cents. If using Dial91 the cost is only 1 cent per minute. So if you are a MagicJack user and need to reach someone in India or other countries then you call Dial91 access. Once connected you enter your Dial91 PIN and then the destination number using the same method as above: