Call Surat from China

To make an international call to Surat, Gujarat, India from China, please follow the dialing steps shown below.

The same procedure applies whether you are calling Surat from Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan, or elsewhere in China.

When calling Surat from China, it makes no difference whether you are calling from an China landline or mobile phone - but, you should double check with your carrier to confirm that your calling plan allows international calls and that no special charges apply.

However, it does matter whether the destination phone in Surat is a landline phone or a mobile phone. Check here to see how to tell the difference between Surat landline and mobile phone numbers. Note that for many calling plans, calling cards, and prepaid plans, extra charges apply when calling to India mobile phones.

Phone Number Format to Call Surat from China

To make an international phone call to Surat from China, you need to dial a phone number formatted correctly for either a landline or mobile phone as follows:

Call Surat Landline Phone from China

00  91   261  nnn nnnn 
access code
local number

Call Surat Mobile Phone from China

00 91  9x nnn nnnnn *
access code
mobile number

* See note below about '8x' series mobile numbers

Click here for more on Surat landline vs. mobile phone numbers.

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Call Surat from China

Follow this dialing procedure to make an overseas international call from China to a landline or mobile phone number in Surat, Gujarat, India.

1. Dial China int'l access code / IDD:  00

Note that some mobile operators may 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 Surat destination phone number starts with a '0' - e.g., 0 261 454 8180 or 0 94 631 23456, delete the '0'.

4. Determine if calling to a landline or mobile phone

Surat landline numbers are 7-digits and require a separate 3-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 Surat landline phone number...

a. Dial the 3-digit Surat area code:  261 

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

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

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

NOTE: In addition to '9x' series mobile numbers, India now also issues '8x' series mobile numbers in the same 10-digit format:  8x nnn nnnnn.

Confusingly, the area codes used for landline numbers in some areas also start with '8x'. An example is Bangalore which uses area code '80'. But where landline '8x' area codes are tied to a specific region, mobile '8x' numbers can be issued for any location nationally.

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