Kanpur Dialing Instructions

To make an international telephone call to Kanpur, India from any country worldwide, please follow the dialing procedure shown below.

Dial Kanpur, India

Please note that India landline and mobile phones are on different numbering systems. The key difference is that landline numbers require an area code while mobile numbers do not. This can create some confusion. It also means the dialing steps are somewhat different depending on whether you are dialing a Kanpur landline phone or dialing a Kanpur mobile phone.

Dialing steps may also be affected if you are calling Kanpur using a calling card or VoIP phone service. Click for more on dialing with a calling card or dialing with a VoIP phone service.

Click here for dialing steps by country for selected countries.

Steps to Dial Kanpur, India from Any Country

Follow this basic dialing procedure to place an international long-distance call from any country worldwide to a landline or mobile phone number in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The procedure outlined below is applicable to direct international dialing from a landline or mobile phone in the home or office. Dialing procedures may differ when using a calling card or a VoIP internet calling service.

1. Dial international access code / IDD:   ddd 

Dial your country's international access code (aka IDD) to initiate a phone call to Kanpur.

Lookup your international access code / IDD.

Note that some mobile operators do not require dialing an IDD for certain calls and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of dialing an IDD. As well, in many cases you don't dial an IDD when using a calling card or VoIP service.

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. Remove '0' if one precedes your number

If your Kanpur phone number starts with a '0' - e.g., 0512 454 8180, delete the '0'. The '0' is a national direct dial (NDD) code and is used only for calls within India.

4. Determine if calling to landline or mobile phone

Landline and mobile phone numbers are slightly different in Kanpur, as elsewhere in India. All India numbers are 10-digits, but landline numbers are 7-digits and require a separate 3-digit area code. Mobile numbers are 10-digits and do not require the area code. All mobile numbers start with a '9'.

If you have a 10-digit phone number, then you are ready to continue dialing. If your number doesn't have 10-digits, you may need to add on the Kanpur area code.

Check here to learn more about Kanpur landline and mobile phone numbers.

5. If calling a Kanpur landline phone number...

a. Dial the 3-digit Kanpur area code:  512 

Kanpur proper has only one area code. Other Kanpur area codes.

b. Dial a 7-digit local subscriber number:  nnn nnnn 

All landline phones in Kanpur proper have a 7-digit local subscriber number.

6. If calling a Kanpur mobile phone number...

Simply dial the 10-digit mobile number:  9x nnn nnnnn 

All mobile phones in Kanpur have 10-digits. Any phone number starting with a '9x' is a mobile phone. Some numbers starting with '8x' are also mobile numbers. No area code should be dialed.

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Steps to Dial Kanpur from a Specific Country

Follow the links below for country-specific dialing instructions for calling Kanpur landline and mobile phones. These pages include originating country access codes and other information.

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Dialing Tips

  • If you are in an office or building with a main switchboard or PBX, make sure you have a live outside line by dialing '9' or similar
  • Some mobile carriers provide shortcuts for making international calls - generally, by changing if or how an IDD is dialed. E.g., In the US, t-mobile allows you to dial a '+' instead of an IDD when calling international numbers.
  • Most calling cards do not require an IDD - but generally do require dialing of additional access numbers and identifying codes
  • Most VoIP services do not require an IDD - but VoIP dialing procedures vary widely, so check dialing for your service carefully
  • Make sure you don't have an extra '0' in your number (see step #3)

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