Telephone numbers in Cameroon

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Cameroon telephone numbers
Location
CountryCameroon
ContinentAfrica
Typical format2 XX XX XX XX (landline)
6 72263569(mobile)
Access codes
Country calling code+237
International call prefix00
Trunk prefixn/a

The following are the telephone codes for Cameroon.

History[edit]

On November 21, 2014, numbers were expanded from 8 to 9 digits, by prefixing with 2 or 6.[1]

1 June 2007 - national renumbering to 8 digits, when 7-digit numbers were expanded to eight digits.

September 2004 - new mobile number ranges assigned.

26 October 2001 - national renumbering to 7-digit plan Cameroon's previous 6-digit national numbers were changed to 7 digits on 26 October 2001. There was no indication of a permissive dialling period.

Current calling formats[edit]

For calls within Cameroon, use just the 9 digits : 6640xxxxx
For calls from outside the country, add the code for Cameroon : '+237 6640xxxxx

Changes as of November 21, 2014[edit]

Old numbers New numbers Service/Carrier
+237 xxxxxxxx +237 2xxxxxxxx fixed, CAMTEL
+237 xxxxxxxx +237 6xxxxxxxx mobile

Previous changes in 2007[edit]

Old numbers New numbers Service/Carrier [2]
+237 2xxxxxx +237 22xxxxxx fixed, CAMTEL
+237 3xxxxxx +237 33xxxxxx fixed, CAMTEL
+237 45xxxxx +237 745xxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 46xxxxx +237 746xxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 47xxxxx +237 747xxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 48xxxxx +237 748xxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 49xxxxx +237 749xxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 5xxxxxx +237 75xxxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 7xxxxxx +237 77xxxxxx mobile, MTN Cameroon
+237 8xxxxxx +237 88xxxxxx special services, all carriers
+237 40xxxxx +237 940xxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 41xxxxx +237 941xxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 42xxxxx +237 942xxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 43xxxxx +237 943xxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 44xxxxx +237 944xxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 6xxxxxx +237 96xxxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun
+237 9xxxxxx +237 99xxxxxx mobile, Orange Cameroun

Previous changes in 2004[edit]

September 2004 - new mobile number ranges assigned

New mobile number ranges were assigned.[3]

+237 5xxxxxx for MTN (plus existing +237 7xxxxxx range)

+237 6xxxxxx for Orange (plus existing +237 9xxxxxx range, formerly SCM)

Previous changes in 2001[edit]

26 October 2001 - national renumbering to 7-digit plan Cameroon's previous 6-digit national numbers were changed to 7 digits on 26 October 2001. There was no indication of a permissive dialling period.

Former Number New 7-digit Number Carrier / service type [3]
2xxxxx 22xxxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
30xxxx 230xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
31xxxx 231xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
32xxxx 332xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
33xxxx 333xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
34xxxx 334xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
35xxxx 335xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
36xxxx 336xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
37xxxx 337xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
38xxxx 338xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
39xxxx 339xxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
4xxxxx 34xxxxx CAMTEL Geographic/Fixed number
6xxxxx 76xxxxx MTN mobile/GSM
7xxxxx 77xxxxx MTN mobile/GSM
8xxxxx 98xxxxx SCM Mobile/GSM
9xxxxx 99xxxxx SCM Mobile/GSM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameroon's New Telephone Numbering Scheme will Increase Available Numbers from 80 to 800 million - AfrICT (Africa ICT)". www.africt.com.
  2. ^ "Cameroon 2007 expansion". www.wtng.info.
  3. ^ a b "Cameroon 2004 mobile expansion". www.itu.int.