Local India Phone Numbers

Use VoIP with a India virtual phone number among other options

  • You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local India phone number
  • 1. Forward the India FlyNumber to any regular phone number

  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the India phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on our cloud phone system

  • 3. Set the India virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the India phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your India FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a India virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    The history behind India phone numbers

    The history of Indian phone numbers dates back to the late 19th century, when the first telegraph lines were laid in the country by the British colonial authorities. The first telephone exchange in India was set up in the city of Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1882, and by the turn of the 20th century, telephone services were available in several cities across the country.

    In the early days, telephone numbers in India were typically four or five digits long, with the first two digits indicating the exchange code, and the remaining digits indicating the subscriber's individual number. However, as telephone usage grew in the country, it became necessary to introduce longer phone numbers to accommodate the increasing demand for phone lines.

    In the 1950s, India's national telecom operator, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), introduced the "STD" (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) system, which allowed callers to make long-distance calls within the country without the assistance of an operator. As part of this system, a two-digit "STD code" was assigned to each city or region in India, which had to be dialed along with the local phone number to make a long-distance call.

    In the 1990s, India's telecom sector was liberalized, and private companies were allowed to enter the market. This led to the introduction of mobile phones, and a new system of mobile phone numbers was introduced in 2003. Mobile phone numbers in India are ten digits long, with the first four digits indicating the service provider, and the remaining six digits indicating the subscriber's individual number.

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    Technical info on India phone numbers

    India phone numbers consist of a 10-digit number that starts with either a 7, 8, or 9. The first three digits indicate the network provider, and the following seven digits make up the unique subscriber number. There are different codes for landline numbers, mobile numbers, and toll-free numbers. The country code for India is +91, which is to be added before the 10-digit number while dialing from outside India.

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged India

    Local phone numbers added for India

    Mar 06, 2023

    We now offer local phone numbers in India (metered), these numbers act similar to toll free numbers in the sense they have an incoming per min rate -regardless of the forwarding.

    When an India landline or mobile phone calls your local India FlyNumber you are charged .013 per min. (taken from your FlyNumber prepaid balance)

    Note: If calls come from the 91800 prefix (toll-free) , its charged at 0.23 per min.

    Available for purchase are the following 9 cities/prefixes in India.

    Mumbai (22)

    Mumbai is a bustling city located on the west coast of India. With a population of over 20 million people, it is the second-most populous city in the world and a major center for commerce, finance, and entertainment.

    Bangalore (80)

    Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is a bustling city in the southern part of India with a population of over 12 million people, making it one of the most populous cities in the country. Despite its rapid urbanization and modernization, Bangalore still retains a rich cultural heritage and is known for its vibrant food and music scene.

    Ahmedabad (79)

    Ahmedabad is a city in the western state of Gujarat, India, with a population of approximately 7.2 million people as of 2021. It is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and thriving economy.

    Chennai (44)

    Chennai is a bustling coastal city located in the southern part of India. As of 2021, its population is estimated to be around 7.5 million, making it one of the most populous cities in the country.

    Hyderabad (40)

    Hyderabad is a vibrant city located in the southern part of India. With a population of over 10 million people, it is the fourth most populous city in India and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the country.

    Kolkata (33)

    Kolkata, also known as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and one of the country’s largest cities. With a population of over 14 million people, it is the third most populous metropolitan area in India after Mumbai and Delhi.

    Noida (120)

    Noida is a city located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a population of over 600,000 people, it is considered one of the fastest-growing urban areas in India.

    Gurgaon (124)

    Gurgaon, also known as Gurugram, is a city located in the northern Indian state of Haryana. With a population of over 1 million people, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in India and a major financial and technological hub in the region.

    Jaipur (141)

    Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan and has a population of approximately 3.1 million people, making it one of the most populous cities in the country. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant markets.

    More info on our India page

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    Virtual Singapore # transferred to India landline

    Dec 20, 2017

    We are located in NYC in the US. We are looking to get a local number in Singapore and have all of the calls that line receives to be immediately and always forwarded to a land line that we have in our office in Kolkata. Is that possible and if so what do we need to do? We would also like to know the costs involved and is there any special prefix that needs to be entered prior to the Singapore virtual number being dialed?

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    Sep 02, 2016

    Dear Support

    We have 3 FlyNumber and 2 of them do not seem to be able to forward the call an instead keeps ringing forever.

    Can you please have a look if there is a problem with these numbers?


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