Comparison of phone call rates

 

Best is to call using skype-skype = Free and ok quality.

 

From Australia: Jajah for landlines/ Reliance for mobiles.

 

From India: Cheapest = Yahoo messenger. Skype is a little bit more expensive.

 

 

Service

Australia to India per minute (AUD)

India to Australia per minute (AUD)

Other features

Reliance

LOCAL

9001-1116

 

TOLLFREE

1800

422-255

Pulse = 60 seconds (even if it is 1 second)

 

Reliance Mobile: 9.9c

Other Mobile/ Phones in big cities: 11.9c

Rest of Country: 13.9c

 

NA

BALANCE: $50 AUD 

CAN BE USED FROM MOBILE PHONE OR LAND LINE.

CALL RELIANCE MOBILES WHEREVER POSSIBLE

 

1- Daddy mobile, 2 – Guwahati, 3 – Ranjit Chennai, 4 – Rintu, 5 – Rajeev, 6 – Daisy, 7- Sanjive, 8 – Daisy home, 9 - PV

Reliance

TOLL FREE

1 800 -

422 255

Pulse = 60 seconds (even if it is 1 second)

 

Reliance Mobile: 12.9c

Other Mobile/ Phones in big cities: 14.4c

Rest of Country: 15.9c

 

NA

USE THIS NUMBER ONLY IF LOCAL DOESN’T WORK. THIS IS MORE EXPENSIVE

Jajah

From landline:

11c to landline or FREE between Jajah Users. 11c to mobile phone or FREE between Jajah Users.

 

 

From mobile phone:

31c to landline or FREE between Jajah Users. 30c to mobile phone

From landline: 11c to landline or FREE between Jajah Users. 31c to mobile phone or FREE between Jajah Users.

 

 

From mobile phone: 11c to landline or FREE between Jajah Users. 30c to mobile phone

BALANCE: $0.60USD

 

USE ONLY FROM LAND LINES (I’ve got rid of mobile phone setting so you’ll only see land lines).  No need to use.

 

 

Skype

Pulse = 60 seconds (even if it is 1 second)

 

A connection fee of 6.8c applies to all SkypeOut calls, plus 12.7 c

 

A connection fee of 6.8c applies to all SkypeOut calls plus 3.1c

Skype calls are very low quality on average in comparison to Reliance. Also, no advantage in cost; in fact, it is more expensive except for minor cities in India.

 

CANCEL – DO NOT RENEW

Yahoo voice (messenger)

US 7.9c = 10c Australian INCLUDING TO MOBILES.

US 1.8c (ie. less than 2c) to landlines, and US 18.9c to mobiles

Didn’t like its quality. They don’t even provide the button to make calls and don’t respond to service request.

 

CANCEL – DO NOT RENEW

 

 

MOBILE PHONE RATES – VERY HARD TO FIND

 

MOBILE PHONE RATES

 

Vodafone  - NOTE: this does not apply! Totally obscure – can’t find out the rates we pay from their web page. TRY AGAIN

Service

Description

Rate

Standard Calls

Calls to any mobile or standard landline at any time of the day or night

$49 Cap: 40c per 30 second block + 30c connection fee
Other Caps: 35c per 30 second block + 30c connection fee

Vodafone to Vodafone Calls

Calls to any Vodafone mobile at any time of the day or night

17.5c per 30 second block + 30c connection fee

Voicemail

It’s free for someone to leave you a message and you can check your messages at the Standard Call rate or choose the free ring alert option

Free via Ring Alert and Deliver. To call via 121 is charged at the Standard Call rate

Standard and International TXT

Standard TXT to any network (up to 160 characters)

25c

123

Ask us anything

$49 Cap: 65c per 30 second block + $1.30 connection fee (excluded service, charged outside the Cap)
Other Caps: $1.75 per 30 second block (+ $3.50 connection fee)

1223

Directory assistance

$2.60 a call (+ Standard Call rate if you’re through connected)

Vodafone live!

Surf on Vodafone live!

Free. Only pay for what you download

Standard Video Calls

Video Calls to any Video Call capable mobile

$49 Cap: 60c per 30 second block
+ 30c connection fee
Other Caps: 52.5c per 30 second block
+ 30c connection fee

Calls to special numbers

Calls to numbers beginning with 13, 15

Charged at Standard Call rates (free to 1505 and 1555)

Calls to numbers beginning with 18

11c per 30 second block

 

 

TPG

 

Mobile Services

Included in Cap

Rate

National Calls to Mobiles & Landlines

$0.35 flagfall + $0.40 Per 30 Seconds

Voicemail Deposit

Free

Voicemail Withdrawl

$0.29 Per 30 Seconds

Diversons

$0.19 Per 30 Seconds

SMS National

$0.253 Per SMS

SMS International

$0.50 Per SMS

MMS National

$0.50 Per MMS

WAP over GPRS and Wireless Internet

$0.05 Per 10KB session

13/1300 numbers

$0.35 flagfall + $1.02 Per Min

1800 numbers

$0.35 flagfall + $0.62 Per 30 Seconds