We discussed about pennytel as one of the best option to call India for the people who like to talk till they drop the phone (click here). Now this Diwali season, pennytel has Included India in untimed call.
For this offer you will pay 38.8 cents per call, independent of the length of the calls. If you talk for one hours, the effective rate is almost half a cent. You can compare your effective rates depending your the number of calls and time spent on each call. Follow this table
This pennytel has been tested and verified from USA to India by Rahul Bansal, who is actively using this service. This blog is written by him.
Pennytel is offering Untimed calls (i.e. unlimited call) to INDIA under TALK TILL YOU DROP plan. (Valid Up to 30th Nov 2008)
It’s very easy to sign up - Follow these steps--
Step 1: Go to Pennytel (click Here)
Step 2: Enter your email address, password and location
Step 3: By default they will give you, Free access timed plan.
Step 4: Log in with you details and click on create wallet link in left menu.
You have to enter your credit card information. After that Pennytel will charge your card for tiny amount (around 0.5 AUS $) just for verification. In order to verify your card details you need to enter that amount in verify my card link.
For those who live outside Australia, the amount in your statement will be you default currency (for example for US people it will be converted in to US$). So you have to get amount in AUS $ from your bank. Once you enter that amount you are ready to use your card.
(They will revert this amount within 7 days)
Step 5: click on “change plan” in left menu.
Step 6: now select “Talk Till you drop” plan. They will charge you 5 AUS $(arr 3.2 USD).
Step 7: now you can recharge your account with any amount.
This is what you have to setup with Penneytel.
Now how to use the service ???
Option 3: (best one)
Go to counterpath website, click here
Download Xlite and install it.
Open application and right click go to SIP ACCOUNT Settings as follows
You can use Pennytel soft phone dialer, right from your internet explorer. But call quality will not be good.
If you have VOIP SIP device you can use it by configuring with given settings given on Pennytel Website.
Now you are ready to call, just dial the number in international format
For India 0091-Indian number, Each call can last up to 2 hours (till now I have got this much)
Apart from this calling service you will get many services, please check the website
This is not finished you can call 70 countries untimed for 8 AUS cents And more 70 countries for 38.88 AUS cents
This can be very useful for those who use to talk long… here is the monthly expense comparison
Effective rates also includes your monthly charges
Enjoy talking ……………… and happy diwali