Call Kolkata, India
This page provides in-depth information for making international telephone calls to Kolkata, India from any country in the world. Kolkata was formerly known as Calcutta.
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Kolkata, aka Calcutta, is India's 3rd largest city. It is located in eastern India on the River Hooghly in the state of West Bengal. Kolkata is roughly at sea level and has a hot, humid tropical climate. For many years, Kolkata was the capital of India during the British Raj. The city has experienced political and economic turmoil since the mid-1950's, but there has been a solid economic upturn since 2000, driven by rapid growth of IT business. more on Kolkata >>
Use these telephone dialing codes to call Kolkata, India from another country.
To make an international telephone call to Kolkata, you need to dial a phone number formatted correctly for either a landline or mobile phone as follows:
Call a Kolkata Landline Phone
Call a Kolkata Mobile Phone
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How to Make an International Call to Kolkata
To make an international call to Kolkata, India, follow this international dialing procedure.
1. Dial your international access code / IDD: ccc
Note that some mobile operators do not require dialing an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of an international access code.
2. Dial India country code: 91
Dial country code +91 to reach any location in India. Country codes are also known as ISDs or international subscriber dialing codes.
3. Confirm that you have a 10-digit Kolkata local subscriber number
All India local subscriber numbers are 10-digits long. If you don't have a 10-digit number, then the next steps may correct the problem. If not, you will need to get a valid 10-digit number somehow. More on local subscriber numbers, including differences between landline and mobile numbers.
4. If you have an 11-digit Kolkata number starting with '0', remove the '0'
If your Kolkata destination phone number starts with a '0' - e.g., 033 45481800 or 094 451 23456, delete the '0'. The '0' is required only for domestic long distance calls (NLD calls).
5. Determine if calling to a landline or a mobile phone
India landline and mobile phone numbers are formatted differently. Landline numbers contain both an area code and a local subscriber number. Mobile numbers are always 10-digits and do not require a separate area code. Check here to learn how to tell landline numbers from mobile phone numbers.
6. If calling a Kolkata landline phone number...
Kolkata landline numbers consist of a 2-digit area code and an 8-digit local subscriber number (10-digits total). When written, sometimes there's a space separating the area code, sometimes not. If you have a 10-digit number, you can simply dial it. If not, use the area code below.
a. Dial Kolkata area code: 33
Kolkata has just one 2-digit area code.
b. Dial the local subscriber number: nnnn nnnn
Kolkata landline subscriber numbers are all 8-digits. You can lookup BSNL and other phone numbers here.
7. If calling a Kolkata mobile phone number...
Simply dial the 10-digit mobile number: 9x xxx xxxxx
All mobile phones in India have 10-digits and start with '9'. No area code should be dialed.
Follow the links below for complete landline and mobile telephone dialing information for making international calls to Kolkata.
Some countries, e.g., Australia, Brazil, France, and Singapore, have more than one international access code (or 'IDD'). These codes designate specific carriers, specific countries, or for other purposes. Be sure to use the correct international telephone prefix for your carrier or calling plan when calling Kolkata.
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