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How to Call Chennai, India
CallingChennai.com provides detailed information for making international long distance telephone calls to Chennai, India from any country in the world.
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Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the 4th largest metropolitan area in India with a population of 7.5 million people. Chennai is located in the state of Tamil Nadu along the southeastern coast of India. Chennai is on the thermal equator and has a hot and humid climate year round. The city gets about 51 inches of rain per year, mostly during monsoon season. Chennai has an industrial economy with strong presence of the automobile, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. more on Chennai >>
Use the following telephone dialing codes to make an international phone call to Chennai, India.
Phone Number Format for International Calls
To make an international phone call to Chennai, you generally will need to dial a phone number formatted as follows:
General International Phone Number Format
Taking this general format, you need to plug in the outbound international access code for your originating country and the local subscriber number in Chennai.
Note: this format applies to dialing Chennai landline phone numbers. See below for dialing codes for calling Chennai mobile phones.
In Chennai, landline phones and mobile phones have different phone number formats. Both types of phone numbers are 10-digits long, but Chennai landline phones include the 2-digit Chennai area code (' 44 ') whereas Chennai mobile phones do not require a separate area code.
The complete international phone numbers you should use to reach the two types of phones are shown below.
|Landline vs. Mobile||Phone Number Format|
|Chennai landline numbers
(2-digit area code + 8-digit landline number starting with '2', '3', '4', or '6')
|xxx 91 44 nnnn nnnn|
|Chennai mobile numbers
(10-digits starting with '9' - no separate area code)
|xxx 91 9x nn nnnnnn|
Note: 11-digit mobile numbers have been announced and may be implemented at some point. As and when that happens, you will need the updated 11-digit mobile number to complete your call.
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Some countries, e.g., Australia, Brazil, France, and Singapore, have more than one international access code (or 'IDD') to designate specific carriers, specific countries, or other purposes. Be sure to use the correct telephone code for your carrier or calling plan when calling Chennai. Follow the country links above to find these codes.
To make an international call to Chennai, India, you first need to dial the international access code (aka 'IDD') for your originating country. You can lookup the international access code for your country in the widget below.
Your IDD will print here
Insert your IDD at the maroon x's below to create a complete international phone number for calling Chennai.
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