Saturday, 14 June 2014

Easy way to use hello card


Making international calls using Hello card is a quite pocket friendly way. With UAE having a huge expat community, international calls are made in crazy huge numbers. But most of the people complain about the boring procedure they have to go through, before they can make a call. To make things worse, if the dialed number is busy, one has to go through the whole procedure again from beginning.

International calls using Hello cards can be made easy by following the steps below:


Step 1) Dial as per the following format on the phone:

80043556,2,<15 digit card number>#

Break Down:

  • 80043556   - this is the tollfree number you dial to access hello card IVR
  • ,                - this is called pause. It can be added by pressing and holding the * key on the keypad. Some phones may indicate this by the letter P. Its function is to provide a pause before                       dialing the next digit.   
  • 2               - this is the language selection number. 2 is for english. You may change this to your preferred language as indicated by the IVR.
  • <>               - Enter the 15 digit Hello card number followed by the # key. 

Step 2) Save the dialled number and give a name. eg. Hello

Now you have a contact named hello with phone number as mentioned above.

Step3) From contacts, select and call 'Hello'. 

Now you can hear everything happening automatically. The IVR will take you to the last step where you have to dial the phone number. Now dial the number and press # and enjoy the call.


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71 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information dear, it worked well

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    1. can you tell me that how many minutes in this card from uae to pakistan

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    2. When I call to India on my parents mobile it shows number dialed is busy when the other end is absolutely fine and this is always please help

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  2. any body tell me that how many minutes in this card to pakistan

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  3. Hi Ramzan. You can actually check it yourself. But you'll have to buy one card first. Once you dial the number you'll be able to hear how many minutes you have left to that particular number.

    My Pakistani friends have told me it is expensive to use hello card to call Pakistan.

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  4. Hi Tadmas,

    This is helpful, but I'm wondering whether there is any way to integrate phone contacts or directly dial a few contacts?

    Appreciate.
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Veer,

      I am not aware of any method to integrate all phone contacts. But you may use this method to easily dial a few of your frequent contacts.

      This is similar to saving Hello card number to your phone as explained above. Save the number using the format below :

      80043556,2,<15 digit card number>#,#

      You may create this for as many contacts as you like and directly dial them with just a click.

      I hope this works. I am not currently in UAE and cannot try this out myself. Please let me know your feedback after trying this method.

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    2. I am sorry. That was a typo. Please try this format
      80043556,2,<15 digit card number>#,contact number#

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    3. Hi Veer,

      did you try it? What's the feedback?

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  5. Instead of doing manual you can use android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allvins.android.HelloDialer

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    1. Seems like a useful app. But this might not serve the majority of expat population who does not own a smart phone. But the method of saving contact can be used on any mobiles currently available.

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    2. Finally cracked the hello card direct dialing, here is the format..

      80043556,2,card number#,,,,0091 mobile numbe.

      Any difficulties let me know...

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    4. Below format is not working
      80043556,2,card number#,,,,0091 mobile numbe.

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    5. 80043556,2,card number#,,,,0091 mobile number# ( Enter the Hash Key to make the number to work)

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    6. 80043556,2,card number#,,,,0091 mobile number# ( Enter the Hash Key to make the number to work)

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  6. Thankz maan..really works great

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  7. Thankz maan..really works great

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  8. Below format is not working
    80043556,2,card number#,,,,0091 mobile numbe.

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    1. Hi Nadim, please try this format:

      80043556,2,<15 digit card number>#,contact number#

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  9. Hi Tadmas,

    Do we need to dail this format everytime or it will be a one time process??

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    1. Hi Sadiq, you just have to save this format in your phone and every time you have to make a call, simply dial it.

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  11. How to enter coma (,) sign

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  12. How to enter coma (,) sign

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    1. Press and hold the star key. Or else search for an option to enter the letter 'p'.

      Both p and , represent the same

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  13. Thanks for sharing this type of information, I have found some helping stuffs in your blog, thanks for sharing this and keep going on.

    Free Calls to India from USA | Call India from USA

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  14. why the toll free no. 800 43556 is in valid number as of this morning. any alternative number to used the Hello card

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    1. Is it working now? I am currently not in UAE.

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  15. This is really a nice in which you said the ways to stay connected with family and friends, thanks for sharing and keep going on.

    Calling Card from USA to India | 3 Easy Steps to Call Internationally

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  16. Howdy. I tried dialing the toll-free number but it doesn't go through. Is it possible for the network to get so overload that it's always busy? Is the Hello card working for anyone?

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  17. Bro can you please suggest any format for FIVE voip card

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  18. I have tried this..i can make call but i couldnt save this...it shows no options to save in ctcts while dialled for the call..hws it possible pls reply?

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  19. I have tried this..i can make call but i couldnt save this...it shows no options to save in ctcts while dialled for the call..hws it possible pls reply?

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    1. Try this. It may work.
      Instead of dialing and then saving the dialed number, first create new contact and enter the contact details. Input contact number in the format mentioned and save.
      Please let me know if it works.

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  20. Any procedure to use from india??

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    1. It can only be used from UAE. The number you dial initially is to be dialed locally from UAE.

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  21. Hello Tadmas... can we call to turkey with Hello card?
    Pls let me know. Thanks.

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  22. I read this post fully concerning the difference of latest and former stuff, it is awesome article.



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  23. It doesnt work with me...i am an etisalat user...i used this format 80043556,2,15digit#,intl number#

    When i press dial, it gives three beeps toont toont toont and then all over.

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  24. How to save five card in mobile?
    800505p2cardnumber#

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  25. I dialled 80043556 but its invalid number. Im an etisalat user, is there any alternative how it will go through? 😫😫😫😫 Five Card is better than this Hello Card, I just tried now this hello card and I dont want to but this again! 💔💔💔

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    1. Hello card works only with Du. Five card is the alternate service for Etisalat.

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    2. Hello card works only with Du. Five card is the alternate service available for Etisalat customers.

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  26. How can we know that which date card will expire ? I m using 30 dhs hello card, I get 3 hrs and something for 1 month. but i forgot that date of 1st call so I want to know is there any idea to check expiry date?

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  27. How can we know that which date card will expire ? I m using 30 dhs hello card, I get 3 hrs and something for 1 month. but i forgot that date of 1st call so I want to know is there any idea to check expiry date?

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    1. Hi Dimple, please dial 80043556 and listen to the IVR. Enter the card number and wait for the IVR to tell you the balance and expiry. I hope this works.

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  28. when calling internationally, what is the caller id that will show in the other end?

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    1. Hey Shean, the receiver will see the number of the phone from which you have dialled.
      For example, if you are dialling from your personal mobile, the same mobile number will be shown at the other end.

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  29. how do i check the balance ? how many minutes i have left

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    1. Everytime you make a call they'll tell you remaining minutes.

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  30. Guys... I can't access the (80043556) dialer right know... How can I fix it? Or is it just busy or something?

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  31. What is validity of hello calling card

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  32. Can I use hello card to dial from a etisalat SIM card or vice versa

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  33. using this hellow card I cant make a call from etisalat ... can u help me

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  34. Try this app. Its free and doesnt require to input any number manually. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viaski.kamranali.hellofive&rdid=com.viaski.kamranali.hellofive

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  35. Mr. Tadmas Thank you for the information

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  36. i lost my voucher of hellow card how can i recover it .if used only one day

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