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 When are calls to Japan, Russia, etc. most inexpensive?

The table below indicates when peak (normal) and off-peak (discounted) rates are in effect for ID3 (International Direct Distance Dialing) calls to a long list of countries. Each peak and off-peak range is given in local U.S. time (e.g., EST for calls from BNL).

Country Peak Off-Peak
Albania, Socialist Republic of 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Algeria 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
American Somoa 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Andorra 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Angola 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Anguilla 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Antartica (Casey) 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Antartica (Scott) 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Antigua (Barbuda) 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Argentina 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Armenia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Aruba 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Ascension Island 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Australia 2PM-8PM 8PM-2PM
Austria 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Azerbaijan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Bahamas 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Bahrain 8AM-3PM 3PM-8AM
Bangladesh, People's Republic of 6AM-6PM 6PM-6AM
Barbados 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Belarus 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Belgium 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Belize 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Benin, People's Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Bermuda 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Bhutan 6PM-6AM 6AM-6PM
Bolivia 4PM-12M 12M-4PM
Bosnia-Hercegovena, Republics of 1PM-12M 12AM-1PM
Botswana 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Brazil 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Canada 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Chile 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Eritrea 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Estonia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Ethiopia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Faeroe Islands 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Falkland Islands 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Fiji Islands 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Finland 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
France 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
French Antilles (Martinique, St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin) 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
French Guiana 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
French Polynesia (Including the Islands of Moorea and Tahiti) 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Gabon Republic 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Gambia 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Georgia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Germany, Federal Republic of (Including former German Democratic Republic) 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Ghana 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Greece Gibraltar 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Greenland 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Grenada (Including Carriacou) 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Guadeloupe 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Guantanamo (U.S. Naval Base) 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Guatemala 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Guinea-Bissau Guinea, People's Revolutionary Republic 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Guyana 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Haiti 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Honduras 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Hong Kong 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Hungary 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Iceland 1PM-8PM 8PM-1PM
India 6AM-6PM 6PM-6AM
Indonesia 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Iran 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Iraq 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Ireland 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Israel 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Italy 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Ivory Coast, Republic of 6AM-12N 2N-6AM
Jamaica 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Japan (Including Okinawa) 2PM-8PM 8PM-2PM
Jordan 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Kazakhstan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Kenya, Republic of 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Kiribati 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 2PM-8PM 8PM-2PM
Korea, Republic of 2PM-8PM 8PM-2PM
Kuwait 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Kyrgyzstan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Laos 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Latvia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Lebanon 8AM-3PM 3PM-8AM
Lesotho 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Liberia 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Libyan Arab People's Socialist Jamahiriya 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Liechtenstein 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Lithuania 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Luxembourg 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Macao 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of 1PM-12M 2AM-1PM
Madagascar, Democratic Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Malawi 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Malaysia 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Maldives, Republic of 6PM-1AM 1AM-6PM
Mali, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Malta, Republic of 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Marshall Islands 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Mauritania, Islamic Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Mauritius 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Mayotte Island 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Mexico 7AM-7PM 7PM-7AM
Micronesia, Federated States of 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Moldova 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Monaco 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Mongolian, People's Republic 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Montserrat 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Morocco, Kingdom of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Mozambique 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Namibia 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Nauru 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Nepal 6AM-6PM 6PM-6AM
Netherlands 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius
and St. Maarten)
Nevis 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
New Caledonia 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
New Zealand (Including Chatham Island) 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Nicaragua 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Niger, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Nigeria, Federal Republic of 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Niue 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Norfolk Island 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Norway (Including Svalbard) 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Oman 8AM-3PM 3PM-8AM
Pakistan 6AM-6PM 6PM-6AM
Palau, Republic of 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Panama, Republic of 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Papua New Guinea (Admiralty Islands, Bougainville, New Britain and New Ireland) 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Paraguay 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Peru 4PM-12M 12M-4PM
Philippines 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Poland, People's Republic of 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Portugal (Including Azores and Madeira Islands) 1PM-8PM 8PM-1PM
Qatar 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Reunion Island 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Romania, Socialist Republic of 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Russia 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Rwanda 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
San Marino 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Sao Tome 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Saudi Arabia 7AM-5PM 5PM-7AM
Senegal Republic 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Seychelles Islands 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Sierra Leone 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Singapore, Republic of 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Slovakia 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Slovenia, Republic of 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Solomon Islands 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Somali, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
South Africa, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Spain (Including Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of 6AM-6PM 6PM-6AM
St. Helena 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
St. Kitts 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
St. Lucia 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
St. Pierre & Miquelon 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
St. Vincent and The Grenadines 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Sudan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Suriname, Republic of 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Swaziland 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Sweden 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Switzerland 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Syrian Arab Republic 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Taiwan 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Tajikistan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Tanzania 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Thailand 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Togo, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Tonga Islands 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Trinidad & Tobago, Democratic Republic of 4PM-10PM 10PM-4PM
Tunisia 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Turkey 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Turkmenistan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Turks & Caicos Islands 8AM-5PM 5PM-8AM
Tuvalu 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Uganda 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Ukraine 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al Qaiwain) 8AM-3PM 3PM-8AM
United Kingdom (Including the Channel Islands, England,
Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Uruguay 4PM-12M 12M-4PM
Uzbekistan 1PM-2AM 2AM-1PM
Vanuatu, Republic of 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Vatican City 7AM-1PM 1PM-7AM
Venezuela 8AM-6PM 6PM-8AM
Vietnam, Socialist Republic of 5PM-2AM 2AM-5PM
Wallis & Futuna Islands 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Western Samoa 5PM-11PM 11PM-5PM
Yemen, Republic of (Including Aden & Almahrah) 8AM-3PM 3PM-8AM
Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of 1PM-12M 2AM-1PM
Zaire, Republic of 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Zambia 6AM-12N 12N-6AM
Zimbabwe 6AM-12N 12N-6AM

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