Phoning Home:

How to Phone Home:
First, dial your home phone’s prefix (i.e. KDDI = 001, Softbank Telecom = 0041, NTT = 0033).
Second, dial 010.
Third, dial your country code (Ireland = 353).
Fourth, dial the area code but without the first ‘0’, therefore dial ‘68’ and not ‘068’.
Fifth, dial the main telephone number.
Therefore,  PREFIX+010+353+AREA CODE (WITHOUT THE FIRST ‘0’)+MAIN NUMBER.

Installing a Phone:
NTT – http://www.ntt.co.jp/index_e.html -  Dial ‘116’.
Softbank Telecom – http://www.softbanktelecom.co.jp/english/-  Dial ‘0088-82’.
KDDI – http://www.kddi.com/english/ - Dial ‘0077-777’.

Phone Card Providers:
Brastel  - (0120-659-534  / 03-5637-5904)  - www.brastel.co.jp  – Email: english@brastel.co.jp
iBattle – www.ibattle.jp/en - (03-5400-2256) - Email: info@ibattle.jp

Phone via Skype - http://www.skype.com/intl/en/welcomeback/