In India, phone calls to toll-free numbers in the United States and Canada are NOT free.
However, when you dial a Toll-Free number, within Canada or the USA, the recipient is the one who pays for the call while it is free to you.
Specifically, phone calls to the US 800, 866, 877 and 888 numbers from India are considered long distance.
To call from India to toll-free numbers in the United States or Canada, you must replace the prefixes 800, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888 according to the following instructions...
But the above is not all. We will specify the order, or sequence, of the digits that you must dial in order to make your international call successfully.
Here is the order in which you should dial:
The components of your number will be as follows:
The following is the same number but in a synthesized way:
The total number of digits that you will be dialing is 13.
The majority of US companies that use this free calling system pay for each call made within the US territory,
in order to give their customers a better information service.
Therefore, the customer pays nothing to call these companies by dialing any of the 800 series prefixes.
However, most companies prefer not to pay for calls initiated from India, or from any other country.
This is why when you dial US toll-free numbers from your country, you are warned that your dialing is invalid.
Consequently, to facilitate the telephone connection of people abroad with companies that use toll-free numbers in the United States, international prefixes have been created.
But, of course, calls made by applying such prefixes cost the initiator of the call.
The rate depends on the phone and application she uses, as well as the country where she is.
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