Telephone numbers in Malawi

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Country Code: +265
International Call Prefix: 00
Trunk Prefix: none


In Malawi, the NSN length is usually seven or nine digits.

Calling formats[edit]

To call Malawi, the following format is used: +265 1 XXX XXX or +265 X XXXX XXXX

Within Malawi dial the 7 or 9 digit subscriber number. There are no area codes.

List of allocations in Malawi[edit]

The new number plan took effect in 2009.

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[1]
NSN NSN length Usage Operator
Old number New number
1 XXX XXX 1 XXX XXX 7 Geographic number Malawi Telecom Ltd
1 6XX XXX 1 6XX XXX
1 8XX XXX 1 8XX XXX
1 9XX XXX 1 9XX XXX
1 2XX XXX 1 2XX XXX
1 3XX XXX 1 3XX XXX
1 5XX XXX 1 5XX XXX
1 7XX XXX 1 7XX XXX
none 2 1XXX XXXX 9 Geographic number Access Communications Ltd (ACL)
none 7 7XXX XXXX 9 Non-geographic number Globally Advanced Integrated Networks Ltd
8 XXX XXX
4 XXX XXX
8 8XXX XXXX 9 Non-geographic number TNM
9 XXX XXX
5 XXX XXX
3 XXX XXX
9 9XXX XXXX 9 Non-geographic number Zain Malawi Limited

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