International Calling

"Make International Calls the normal way or make Discounted International calls (Budget IDD 019)"

Keep in touch with your friends and family overseas with the BEST IDD rates- only from Dhiraagu!

Which country would you like to call ? Just select the country and view our rates.

Enjoy even greater savings with our IDD 019 service!


International Calling
  • Up to 63% savings on our Budget IDD.
  • Up to 10% savings on SME international calling to any
    three countries.
  • Enjoy superior voice quality on your international calls.

  • Rates indicated are subject to 6% GST.
  • GST will be charged at 6%* on Recharge/Reload amount at the point of sale.
    * If sold in a tourist establishment GST will be charged at the prevailing tourism sector GST rate.
    • IDD
      • Simply dial normal IDD access code “00” or “+” then enter the number with country code.
      • To select country and view rates click here.
    • BUDGET IDD - 019
      • Simply dial “019” instead of normal IDD access code “00” or “+”.
      • To check applicable countries below or send a free blank SMS to 242.

      Country Call Rate (MVR/Min) Calling time bands
      Australia (Fixed lines only) 2.99 anytime
      Bangladesh 0.95 anytime
      India 2.38 anytime
      Indonesia 2.89 anytime
      Malaysia 1.79 anytime
      Nepal 2.38 anytime
      Pakistan 2.9 anytime
      Philippines 2.89 anytime
      Singapore 1.80 anytime
      Sri Lanka 2.38 anytime
      Thailand 1.79 anytime
      UK (Fixed lines only) 1.80 anytime
      UK (Mobiles only) 3.99 anytime
      USA & Canada 2.35 anytime
      The latest IDD019 rates and countries can be viewed by simply sending an SMS to 242 with keyword IDD019. For more information on time bands reply with keyword IDD019 (space) country name.
      If a customer calls outside the IDD019 period or to a destination that is not in the list he/she will hear an announcement.

      Following would not be applicable for the special offer:
      • Direct dialed calls to satellite phones
      • ISDN international data calls
      • Interconnect IDD calls from other national operators
      • Dhiraagu Friends & Family Discounts
    • BUDGET IDD - 018
      • With our Budget IDD-018 service, get the special rate of MVR 0.75/min to call Bangladesh anytime
      • To enjoy this special rate, simply dial “018” instead of the normal IDD access code “00” or “+”
      • Budget IDD-018 service is applicable to Prepaid customers calling Bangladesh.
      • The service is not applicable for calls made when on roaming. 
      • The service is applicable only for outgoing calls from Maldives to Bangladesh.


    • Discounted international calling is not applicable for calls (both outgoing & incoming calls) made when on roaming.
    • Applicable only for outgoing calls made while in Maldives.
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