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Call Chennai from the United States
To make an international call to Chennai, India from the United States, please follow the dialing steps shown below.
This dialing procedure applies whether you are calling Chennai from New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, or any other US location.
When calling Chennai from the United States, it makes no difference whether you are calling from a US 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 do apply when calling to mobile phones in India.
Phone Number Format to Call Chennai from the USA
To make an international phone call from the United States 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 USA
Call Chennai Mobile Phone from USA
Click here for more on Chennai landline vs. mobile phone numbers.
Dialing Steps to Call Chennai from the United States
To call Chennai, India from the United States, follow this international dialing procedure.
1. Dial USA international access code / IDD: 011
Note that some mobile operators do not require an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of an international access 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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