I have received lots of requests by readers of TechVorm to share tricks/hacks for making free calls to various telecom service provides viz. Airtel, Vodafone (Hutch), Idea, Reliance, Tata Docomo, BSNL, MTNL, Uninor, Videocon, etc. I have finally managed to get hold of a workaround for making totally free calls from any service provider to almost all the service providers in India!
Isn’t it amazing? Yeah? But there’s a catch, you and the person to whom call is being made will have to send a sms to a number (not premium though). And there’s no guarantee that both of you will be connected instantly.
Moving on, In order to get this thing working and be able to make totally free calls just follow the steps as given below:
- Make sure your mobile phone has the ability to send/receive sms and receive phone calls (Pretty lame? I know).
- Send an sms with “START 560123” (without quotes) to 9243505555. This sms needs to be sent from the mobile number of the person who is calling as well as by the person to whom call is being made.
- You (and your friend) will receive a confirmation sms regarding the status of the service.
- Soon after both of you will get a call from +918042505555 and will then be connected to each other!
The 6 digit number that you send in the sms (560123) is used for paring purposes so you can use any number viz. 560100, 560101, 560110, etc but make sure both of you use the same number! And this ‘workaround’ currently works in Banglore only therefore i was not able to test this and can’t comment on it. So any reader who tries it, please leave a comment below sharing your experience.
NOTE: This is not a operator side loop hole or some trick or a risky hack. It’s just a service called dateorhate that currently runs in Banglore, India which allows people (unknown) to connect with each other. Moreover they are expanding their base to other cities as well so keep an eye on this article for updated cities/States!