Telephone numbers in Nigeria

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Country Code: +234
International Call Prefix: 009
Trunk Prefix: 0

The area codes in Nigeria vary between 1 (Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja) and 3 (for GSM networks) digits long. The non-GSM mobiles are given area codes of the geographical location where they are registered.

Calling formats (Using calls to Lagos as example)[edit]

  • xxx xxxx - Calls within an area code
  • 01 xxx xxxx - Calls from outside ikorodu Lagos
  • +234 xxx xxxx - Calls from outside Nigeria
  • 0xxx xxx xxxx - Calls to a mobile number (see below)

Cross-area code roaming[edit]

With the advent of Unified Licensing by the Nigeria Communication Commission, the private telephone operators (Non GSM Telcos) are starting to introduce cross-area code roaming.

Note about table below: Nigeria implemented Mobile Number Portability in 2013, so the number prefix does not define the operator anymore. [1]

Prefix Network
0701x Airtel Nigeria
07025 Visafone
07026 Visafone
07027 Multi-Links
07028 Starcomms
07029 Starcomms
0703 MTN Nigeria
0704 Visafone
0705 Globacom
0706 MTN Nigeria
0707 ZoomMobile (formerly Reltel)
0708 Airtel Nigeria
0709 Multi-Links
0802 Airtel Nigeria
0803 MTN Nigeria
0804 MTEL
0805 Globacom
0806 MTN Nigeria
0807 Globacom
0808 Airtel Nigeria
0809 Etisalat Nigeria
0810 MTN Nigeria
0811 Globacom
0812 Airtel Nigeria
0813 MTN Nigeria
0814 MTN Nigeria
0815 Globacom
0816 MTN Nigeria
0817 Etisalat Nigeria
0818 Etisalat Nigeria
0819 Starcomms
0909 Etisalat Nigeria
0902 Airtel Nigeria
0903 MTN Nigeria
0905 Globacom

List of area codes in Nigeria[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES
Area/City Area Code Area/City Area Code
Lagos 01 Ibadan 02
Abuja 09 Ado-Ekiti 30
Ilorin 31 New Bussa 33
Akure 34 Oshogbo 35
Ile-Ife 36 Ijebu-Ode 37
Oyo 38 Abeokuta 39
Wukari 41 Enugu 42
Abakaliki 43 Makurdi 44
Ogoja 45 Onitsha 46
Lafia 47 Awka 48
Ikare 50 Owo 51
Benin 52 Warri 53
Sapele 54 Agbor 55
Asaba 56 Auchi 57
Lokoja 58 Okitipupa 59
Sokoto 60 Kafanchan 61
Kaduna 62 Gusau 63
Kano 64 Katsina 65
Minna 66 Kontagora 67
Birnin-Kebbi 68 Zaria 69
Pankshin 70 Azare 71
Gombe 72 Jos 73
Yola 75 Maiduguri 76
Bauchi 77 Hadejia 78
Jalingo 79 Aba, Nigeria 82
Owerri 83 Port Harcourt 84
Uyo 85 Ahoada 86
Calabar 87 Umuahia 88
Yenagoa 89 Ubiaja 55
igbo 00 ganja 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Nigerian Communications Commission http://www.ncc.gov.ng/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=359&Itemid=. Retrieved 18 February 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)