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Call Chennai from Japan
To make an international phone call from Japan to Chennai, India follow the steps below.
The same steps and dialing codes apply whether you are calling from Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, or any other location in Japan.
When calling Chennai from Japan, it makes no difference whether you are calling from a Japan landline or mobile phone - although you should double check with your carrier to confirm that your plan allows international calls and that no special charges apply.
However, it does matter whether the destination phone in Chennai is a landline phone or a mobile phone. Check here to see how to tell the difference between Chennai landline and mobile phone numbers. Note that for many calling plans, calling cards, and prepaid plans, extra charges may apply when calling to mobile phones in India.
Call Chennai from Japan: Phone Number Formats
To make an international phone call from Japan to Chennai, you need to dial a phone number formatted correctly for either a landline or mobile phone as follows:
Call Chennai Landline Phone from Japan
Call Chennai Mobile Phone from Japan
Click here for more on Chennai landline vs. mobile phone numbers.
* If you are calling from a payphone or your calling plan does not specify an international carrier, you will need to select an international carrier by dialing an additional dialing code. See further details below.
Call Chennai from Japan: Dialing Steps
Follow this dialing procedure to make an overseas international call from Japan to a landline or mobile phone number in Chennai, India.
1. If needed, dial MYLINE carrier access code
A carrier-specific access code may be used or is required in some cases. See MYLINE / MYLINEPLUS details below
2. Dial Japan int'l access code / IDD: 010
Note that some mobile operators may not require an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of an IDD.
3. Dial India country code: 91
4. Remove '0' if one precedes your number
If your Chennai destination phone number starts with a '0' - e.g., 044 45481800 or 094 45 123456, delete the '0'.
5. Determine if calling to a landline or mobile phone
Chennai landline numbers are 8-digits and require a separate 2-digit area code. Mobile numbers are 10-digits and do not require a separate area code. Check here to learn how to tell landline vs. mobile phone numbers.
6. If calling a Chennai landline phone number...
a. Dial the 2-digit Chennai area code: 44
b. Dial an 8-digit local subscriber number: xxxx xxxx
7. If calling a Chennai mobile phone number...
Simply dial the 10-digit mobile number: 9x xxx xxxxx
MYLINE / MYLINE PLUS Carrier Access Codes
You will need to dial a MYLINE / MYLINE PLUS carrier access code to make an international call in situations such as the following:
Here are the MYLINE access codes for several major Japanese international carriers.
If your carrier is not listed, click here for the official list of Japan's MYLINE carrier access codes. Or check the list of MYLINE codes in Wikipedia.
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