Making Telephone Calls

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The Country Code for India is ’91’. The City Code for Delhi is ’11’. Landline numbers in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai have eight digits, whereas the numbers in smaller cities could have only 4-7 digits. All mobile numbers contain 10 digits and begin with “9” or “8”.

Area Codes in India are referred to as STD codes. STD codes for some cities are:

Delhi – 11
Mumbai – 22
Kolkata – 33
Chennai – 44
Hyderabad – 40
Bangalore – 80

In India, both GSM and CDMA (WLL) mobile systems are present. Please contact your mobile service provider in your country to check their roaming partners and tariffs in India. In case you plan on making many local calls in India from your mobile phone, the mobile service provider in your country may be able to provide you with an Indian SIM card. This is a much cheaper way of making local calls as compared with international roaming charges.

Dialling from Outside India into India

  1. To Indian Landline
    International access code (’00’ or “+”), followed by 91, then STD CODE followed by LANDLINE NO., e.g. +91 11 XXXX XXXX (’11’ is the STD CODE for Delhi).
  2. To Indian Mobile International access code (’00’ or “+”), followed by 91 and the 10-digit MOBILE NO., e.g. +91 XXX XXX XXXX.

Dialling within India

  1. From Indian landline to Indian landline
    Local call: no prefix required for the landline No.
    Long distance call: 0, then STD CODE followed by landline No.
  2. From Indian landline to Indian Mobile
    Local call -10 digit Mobile No.
    Long distance call: 0, followed by 10 digit Mobile No.
  3. From Indian Mobile to Indian landline
    Local or Long distance calls: 0, followed by STD Code, followed by landline No.
  4. From Indian Mobile to Indian Mobile
    Local Call – 10 digit Mobile No.
    Long distance call – 0, followed by Mobile No.

Dialling out from India to International numbers

The international access code when dialling out of India is “00” (or “+” when dialling from a mobile phone).