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Call Chennai from Singapore
Use the dialing codes and steps below to make an international phone call from Singapore to Chennai, India.
Use the same dialing codes for all Singapore locations.
When calling Chennai from Singapore, it makes no difference whether you are calling from a Singapore 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.
Note that Singapore has a fairly complicated approach to IDDs with specific carriers and even specific calling plans having unique codes. See details below.
Call Chennai from Singapore: Dialing Codes
To make an international phone call from Singapore 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 Singapore
Call Chennai Mobile Phone from Singapore
Click here for more on Chennai landline vs. mobile phone numbers.
* In Singapore, specific carriers and service plans have unique IDDs - see details below. All calls to Malaysia via all carriers use the prefix 020 without the Malaysia country code.
Call Chennai from Singapore: Dialing Steps
Follow this dialing procedure to make an overseas international call from Singapore to a landline or mobile phone number in Chennai, India.
1. Dial Singapore carrier- or plan-specific IDD: xxxx*
The following is a partial list of IDDs and their associated service plans (if any) for the most popular Singapore carriers. Most IDDs are 3-digits long, some are 4-digits.
Note that some mobile operators may not require an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of an IDD.
* Calls to Malaysia do not require use of a country code.
2. Dial India country code: 91
3. 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'.
4. 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.
5. 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
6. If calling a Chennai mobile phone number...
Simply dial the 10-digit mobile number: 9x xxx xxxxx
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