Telephone numbers in Nigeria

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Nigeria telephone numbers
Location
CountryNigeria
ContinentAfrica
NSN length8 (landline) or 10 (mobile)
Access codes
Country calling code+234
International call prefix009
Trunk prefix0, 009
  1. Telephone numbers in Nigeria use a combination of area codes and personal numbers. Area codes are one digit (Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja) or two digits. Local phone numbers contain between five and seven digits. The length of a phone number can vary within an area code. Mobile phone numbers start with 070, 080 or 081, 090 or 091 and are followed by eight digits.

Calling formats[edit]

These examples use calls to Lagos as example:

  • xxx xxxx – Calls within an area code
  • 01 xxx xxxx – Calls from outside Lagos
  • +234 1 xxx xxxx – Calls from outside Nigeria
  • 0xxx xxx xxxx – Calls to a mobile number (see below)
  • 042 xxx xxxx – Land line calls to Enugu
  • 052****** – Land line calls to Edo

Mobile phone network prefixes[edit]

The following prefixes are assigned to mobile phone network operators.[1] Nigeria implemented Mobile Number Portability in 2013. Therefore, prefixes no longer reliably indicate which network a phone number is on.[2]

Prefix Network
0701 Airtel Nigeria
07020 Smile
07025 MTN Nigeria (formerly Visafone)
07026 MTN Nigeria (formerly Visafone)
07027 Multi-Links
07028 Starcomms
07029 Starcomms
0703 MTN Nigeria
0704 MTN Nigeria (formerly Visafone[3])
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 9mobile
0810 MTN Nigeria
0811 Globacom
0812 Airtel Nigeria
0813 MTN Nigeria
0814 MTN Nigeria
0815 Globacom
0816 MTN Nigeria
0817 9mobile
0818 9mobile
0819 Starcomms
0909 9mobile
0908 9mobile
0901 Airtel Nigeria
0902 Airtel Nigeria
0903 MTN Nigeria
0904 Airtel Nigeria
0905 Globacom
0906 MTN Nigeria
0907 Airtel Nigeria
0915 Globacom
0913 MTN Nigeria
0912 Airtel Nigeria
0916 MTN Nigeria

Area codes[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES[4]
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 City 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 73 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
Kwara 31 Igarra 57
Ughelli 53 Uromi 57

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allocation of Mobile Numbers as at March 31, 2015" (pdf). Nigerian Communications Commission. 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions" (pdf). Nigerian Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  3. ^ Assistance., Ohio. Department of Job and Family Services. Office of Communications. Ohio. Office of Family (2002). LEAP, Learning, Earning, and Parenting : the program that works for you and helps you reach your goals. Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, Office of Communications [and] Office of Family Assistance. OCLC 51915709.
  4. ^ "National Numbering Plan". DreamKitchen.tech. Retrieved 2016-01-03.

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