How to Dial a phone to/from Japan

6/01/2017 - Copyright 2015-2017

Japanese phone numbers typically take the form (012)-345-6789. The numbers in parentheses are the area code which can vary in length from two to six digits; however, the phone number always has ten digits (NOT SURE THIS IS STILL TRUE [10 digits]) regardless of the area code's length. Mobile phone numbers typically take the form 090-1234-5678 and always have eleven digits.

How to Dial Direct Within Japan

Dial the number as it is shown. If you are calling from a landline to another landline in the same area code you may omit the area code when dialing, but it is not necessary (to omit the area code). An exception is that cell phones cannot call toll free numbers (0120 prefix). 0120 numbers are free to call from landlines. From Japan to Abroad Dial the international dialing access code (010). Dial the country code of the country you are calling. If the number starts with a 0, drop the 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the US number (123) 456-7890, dial 010+1+123-456-7890. Note that this method will work from any Japanese phone, however it is the most expensive way to make an international call. Most service providers offer an international calling program that is cheaper but requires registration. From Abroad to Japan Dial the international dialing access code (typically 00, 011 or 0011) Dial Japan's country code (81). If the number starts with a 0, drop the 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number (012)-345-6789 from the US dial 011+81+12-345-6789. To call the Japanese mobile phone number 090-1234-5678 from Australia dial 0011+81+90-1234-5678. Again, direct dialing is the most expensive way to make an international call. USA := Country Code of ONE ("1") JAPAN := Country Code of EIGHTY-ONE ("81") MEXICO := Country Code of FIFTY-TWO ("52") How to Dial a phone from Japan - Japan Guide ANDROID SMART PHONES and DEVICES Japanese Electrical Outlet ADAPTERS & Information JOANYs QUICK TRAVEL LINKS TOKYO SIGHTSEEING INFORMATION

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