Telephone numbers in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe telephone numbers
Zimbabwe (orthographic projection).svg
Zimbabwe (dark green)
Location
CountryZimbabwe
ContinentAfrica
NSN length9
Access codes
Country calling code+263
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

The following are the telephone codes in Zimbabwe.

Local Calls[edit]

In the same town/city[edit]

For calls inside the same geographic numbering area (local calls), dial the Subscriber Number only (this includes the Prefixing Number).[1]

To another town/city[edit]

To make a call from one town or city to another within Zimbabwe, a subscriber should dial the area code (with the preceding zero "0"), followed by the New Added Prefixing Number, and the required subscriber number.[1]

International calls[edit]

Zimbabwe was allocated its own country code by the International Telecommunication Union, +263, in the late 1960s, when it was known as Rhodesia.[2]

  • To call a Zimbabwean number from another country: dial: the international access code (i.e. 00 for most European countries, and 011 from North America), followed by the country code (263), followed by the area code, and then the required subscriber number.[1] Example for calling a subscriber in Harare, Zimbabwe, dail: 00 263 24 2xx xxx (x= subscriber number). The zero (0) at the beginning of the area code is dropped when calling with the country code (263). Until the 1990s, calls to Zimbabwe could be made from South Africa using the regional code 0194.[3]
  • For international calls from Zimbabwe, dial the international Access Prefix "00" followed by the country code and the National Significant Number for the subscriber.[1] Until 1996, the international access code was 110.[4]

List of Zimbabwe Landline Telephone area codes[1][5][edit]

List of area codes (Over View)[5]
City/Town Old Area Code New Area Code Prefixing Number Example of Phone Number (x=Existing Subscriber Number)
Harare 04 024 2 (024) 2xxxxxx
Ruwa 0273 213 (024) 213xxxx
Norton 062 215 (024) 215xxxx
Arcturus 0274 214 (024) 214xxxx
Beatrice 065 2150 (024) 2150xxx
Chitungwiza 0270 21 (024) 21xxxxx
Birchenough Bridge 0248 027 203 (027) 203xxxx
Checheche 0317 2317 (027) 2317xxx
Chimanimani 026 205 (027) 205xxxx
Chipangayi 024 2046 (027) 2046xxx
Chipinge 0227 204 (027) 204xxxx
Mutare 020 020 20 (020) 20xxxxx
Dangamvura 020 21 (020) 21xxxxx
Penhalonga 020 24 (020) 24xxxxx
Odzi 0204 200 (020) 200xxxx
Hauna 0228 026 209 (026) 209xxxx
Juliasdale 029 208 (026) 208xxxx
Nyanga 0329 2098 (026) 2098xxx
Murambinda 021 025 206 (025) 206xxxx
Nyazura 02583 2055 (025) 2055xxx
Headlands 02582 207 (025) 207xxxx
Rusape 0225 205 (025) 205xxxx
Bindura 0271 066 210 (066) 210xxxx
Centenary 057 210 (066) 210xxxx
Concession 0375 219 (066) 219xxxx
Glendale 0376 218 (066) 218xxxx
Mazowe 0275 219 (066) 219xxxx
Christon Bank - 219 (066) 219xxxx
Mount Darwin 0276 212 (066) 212xxxx
Mvurwi 0277 216 (066) 216xxxx
Guruve 058 217 (066) 217xxxx
Shamva 0371 2137 (066) 2137xxx
Darwendale 069 067 2192 (067) 2192xxx
Raffingora 0667 2198 (067) 2198xxx
Mutorashanga 0668 2196 (067) 2196xxx
Trelawney 0698 2136 (067) 2136xxx
Chinhoyi 067 21 (067) 21xxxxx
Murombedzi 0675 215 (067) 215xxxx
Mhangura 060 214 (067) 214xxxx
Banket 066 214 (067) 214xxxx
Kariba 0261 061 214 (061) 214xxxx
Karoi 0264 215 (061) 215xxxx
Makuti 063 2141 (061) 2141xxx
Chirundu 0637 2140 (061) 2140xxx
Kadoma 068 068 21 (068) 21xxxxx
Chegutu 053 215 (068) 215xxxx
Chakari 0688 2189 (068) 2189xxx
Sanyati 0687 216 (068) 216xxxx
Selous 0628 21 (068) 21xxxxx
Macheke 0379 065 2080 (065) 2080xxx
Marondera 0279 23 (065) 23xxxxx
Wedza 0222 208 (065) 208xxxx
Murewa 0278 21 (065) 21xxxxx
Mutoko 0272 213 (065) 213xxxx
Masvingo 039 039 2 (039) 2xxxxxx
Jerera 034 234 (039) 234xxxx
Nyaningwe 0337 2380 (039) 2380xxx
Mataga 0517 2366 (039) 2366xxx
Mberengwa 0518 2360 (039) 2360xxx
Gutu 030 230 (039) 230xxxx
Mashava 035 245 (039) 245xxxx
Nyika 0338 2323 (039) 2323xxx
Zvishavane 051 235 (039) 235xxxx
Chatsworth 0308 2308 (039) 2308xxx
Chiredzi 031 031 - (031) 231xxxx
Triangle 033 233 (031) 233xxxx
Rutenga 014 2337 (031) 2337xxx
Ngundu 036 2370 (031) 2370xxx
Bulawayo 09 029 2 (029) 2xxxxxx
Tsholotsho 0287 2861 (029) 2861xxx
Nyamandlovu 0387 2821 (029) 2821xxx
Turkmine 0285 2803 (029) 2803xxx
Shangani 050 2802 (029) 2802xxx
Esigodini 0288 2800 (029) 2800xxx
Figtree 0283 2804 (089) 2804xxx
Kezi 0282 2807 (089) 2807xxx
Matopos 0383 2809 (089) 2809xxx
Baobab 0281 081 28 (081) 28xxxxx
Binga 015 2847 (081) 2847xxx
Dete 018 2835 (081) 2835xxx
Hwange 0281 28 (081) 28xxxxx
Jotsholo 0289 2875 (081) 2875xxx
Lupane 0398 2856 (081) 2856xxx
Victoria Falls 013 083 28 (083) 28xxxxx
Beit Bridge 0286 085 23 (085) 23xxxxx
Plumtree 0219 089 280 (089) 280xxxx
Filabusi 017 084 2801 (084) 2801xxx
Collen Bawn - 2835 (084) 2835xxx
Gwanda 0284 28 (084) 28xxxxx
West Nicholson 016 2808 (084) 2808xxx
Gweru 054 054 2 (054) 2xxxxxx
Shurugwi 052 252 (054) 252xxxx
Mvuma 032 2532 (054) 2532xxx
Lalapanzi 05483 2548 (054) 2548xxx
Chivhu 056 212 (054) 212xxxx
Kwekwe 055 055 25 (055) 25xxxxx
Redcliff 055 25 (055) 25xxxxx
Battle Fields 055 25 (055) 25xxxxx
Gokwe 059 259 (055) 259xxxx
Nkayi 0558 2558 (055) 2558xxx
Munyati 0557 2557 (055) 2557xxx

Detailed list of area codes[1][edit]

1. Harare[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Harare
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Arcturus 024 2142000 2142999 1000
2 Athlone 024 2448000 2448999 1000
3 Athlone 024 2492000 2492999 1000
4 Avondale Host 024 2307000 2308999 2000
5 Avondale Host 024 2371000 2379999 9000
6 Avondale Host 024 2302000 2304999 3000
7 Avondale Host 024 2339000 2339999 1000
8 Avondale Host 024 2332000 2337999 6000
9 Avondale Host 024 2326000 2329999 4000
10 Beatrice 024 2150200 2150899 700
11 Belvedere 024 2740000 2741999 2000
12 Bluffhill 024 2310000 2310999 1000
13 Bluffhill 024 2331000 2331999 1000
14 Bluffhill 024 2305000 2305999 1000
15 Borrowdale Host 024 2850000 2855999 6000
16 Borrowdale Host 024 2858000 2859999 2000
17 Borrowdale Host 024 2870000 2870999 1000
18 Borrowdale Host 024 2880000 2886999 7000
19 Braeside 024 2782000 2782999 1000
20 Braeside 024 2742000 2743999 2000
21 Chitungwiza 024 2121000 2131999 11000
22 Dzivarasekwa 024 2216000 2217999 2000
23 Eastlea 024 2746000 2746999 1000
24 Eastlea 024 2776000 2776999 1000
25 Eastlea 024 2788000 2788999 1000
26 Epworth 024 2577000 2577999 1000
27 Glen Norah 024 2680000 2680999 1000
28 Glen Norah 024 2613000 2613999 1000
29 Glen View Host 024 2645000 2649999 5000
30 Glen View Host 024 2682000 2688999 7000
31 Glen View Host 024 2690000 2697999 8000
32 Gunhill 024 2744000 2745999 2000
33 Gunhill 024 2783000 2783999 1000
34 Harare Airport 024 2575000 2575999 1000
35 Harare Airport 024 2585000 2585999 1000
36 Harare Soft Client 024 2000000 2011199 11200
37 Hatfield Host 024 2570000 2574999 5000
38 Hatfield Host 024 2578000 2584999 7000
39 Hatfield Host 024 2586000 2588999 3000
40 Hatfield Host 024 2500000 2509999 10000
41 Highfield 024 2689000 2689999 1000

2.  Bulawayo[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Bulawayo
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Bellevue 029 2460000 2479999 20000
2 Bulawayo 029 2260000 2279999 20000
3 Bulawayo 029 2320000 2321999 2000
4 Bulawayo 029 2330000 2330999 1000
5 Bulawayo 029 2360000 2360999 1000
6 Bulawayo 029 2880000 2889999 10000
7 Cowdray Park 029 2560000 2569999 10000
8 Esigodini 029 2800200 2800899 700
9 Figtree 029 2804000 2804899 900
10 Hillside 029 2240000 2249999 10000
11 Kezi 029 2807200 2807899 700
12 Killarney 029 2290000 2299999 10000
13 Luveve 029 2520000 2529999 10000
14 Mabutweni 029 2400000 2419999 20000
15 Matopos 029 2809200 2809899 700
16 Nkulumane 029 2480000 2499999 20000
17 Northend 029 2200000 2219999 20000
18 Nyamandlovu 029 2821200 2821899 700
19 Pumula 029 2420000 2439999 20000
20 Queensdale 029 2227000 2228999 2000
21 Queensdale 029 2226000 2226999 1000
22 Riverside 029 2280000 2289999 10000
23 Shangani 029 2802200 2802899 700
24 Suburbs 029 2250000 2259999 10000
25 Suburbs 029 2230000 2239999 10000
26 Tsholotsho 029 2861200 2861899 700
27 Turkmine 029 2803200 2803899 700

3. Mashonaland[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Mashonaland
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Banket 067 2142000 2143999 2000
2 Bindura 066 2106000 2107999 2000
3 Centenary 066 2102000 2102999 1000
4 Chakari 068 2189200 2189899 700
5 Chegutu 068 2152200 2155499 3300
6 Chinhoyi 067 2121000 2129999 9000
7 Chirundu 061 2140200 2140899 700
8 Christon Bank 066 2195500 2196999 1500
9 Concession 066 2192000 2192999 1000
10 Darwendale 067 2192200 2192899 700
11 Glendale 066 2182000 2182899 900
12 Guruve 066 2172000 2172999 1000
13 Kadoma 068 2131000 2132999 2000
14 Kadoma - Ngezi 068 2134000 2134999 1000
15 Kadoma - Rimuka 068 2122000 2128999 7000
16 Kariba 061 2145000 2146799 1800
17 Karoi 061 2142000 2143699 1700
18 Macheke 065 2080200 2080899 700
19 Makuti 061 2141200 2141899 700
20 Marondera 065 2320000 2328999 9000
21 Marondera 065 2728000 2729999 2000
22 Mazowe 066 2195000 2195499 500
23 Mhangura 067 2145000 2145999 1000
24 Mount Darwin 066 2122200 2124199 2000
25 Murewa 065 2122000 2124999 3000
26 Murombedzi 067 2152000 2152999 1000
27 Mutoko 065 2132000 2132999 1000
28 Mutorashanga 067 2196200 2196899 700
29 Mvurwi 066 2162000 2162999 1000
30 Raffingora 067 2198200 2198899 700
31 Sanyati 068 2162000 2162999 1000
32 Selous 068 2144000 2144999 1000
33 Selous 068 2008500 2010599 2100
34 Shamva 066 2137200 2137899 700
35 Trelawney 067 2136200 2136899 700
36 Wedza 065 2082000 2082999 1000

4. Midlands[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Midlands
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Battle Fields 055 2570000 2570999 1000
2 Chivhu 054 2122000 2123999 2000
3 Gokwe 055 2592000 2593999 2000
4 Gweru Host 054 2220000 2233999 14000
5 Kwekwe Main 055 2520000 2526999 7000
6 Lalapanzi 054 2548200 2548899 700
7 Mbizo 1 & 2 055 2540000 2547999 8000
8 Mkoba 1 054 2250000 2253999 4000
9 Mkoba 2 054 2255000 2258999 4000
10 Munyati 055 2557200 2557899 700
11 Mvuma 054 2532200 2532899 700
12 Nkayi 055 2558200 2558899 700
13 Redcliff 055 2562000 2563999 2000
14 Redcliff 055 2568000 2569999 2000
15 Senga 054 2260000 2262999 3000
16 Shurugwi 054 2526000 2528999 3000

5. Manicaland[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Manicaland
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Birchenough Bridge 027 2032000 2032999 1000
2 Checheche 027 2317200 2317899 700
3 Chikanga MSAN 020 2010000 2011599 1600
4 Chimanimani 027 2052000 2053999 2000
5 Chipangayi 027 2046200 2046899 700
6 Chipinge 027 2045600 2045799 200
7 Chipinge 027 2044400 2044599 200
8 Chipinge 027 2042000 2043499 1500
9 Dangamvura 020 2130000 2131999 2000
10 Dangamvura MSAN 020 2030000 2032099 2100
11 Hauna 026 2092000 2092999 1000
12 Headlands 025 2072000 2072999 1000
13 Juliasdale 026 2082200 2084199 2000
14 Murambinda 025 2062000 2062999 1000
15 Murambinda 025 2058000 2058499 500
16 Mutare Fetex 020 2060000 2069999 10000
17 Mutare MSAN 020 2020000 2025999 6000
18 Nyanga 026 2098000 2098799 800
19 Nyazura 025 2055200 2055899 700
20 Odzi 020 2002000 2002999 1000
21 Penhalonga 020 2422200 2422999 800
22 Rusape MSAN 025 2050000 2054499 4500

6. Masvingo[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Masvingo
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Chatsworth 039 2308200 2308899 700
2 Chiredzi 031 2315000 2317499 2500
3 Chiredzi 031 2312000 2314199 2200
4 Gutu 039 2302000 2303999 2000
5 Jerera 039 2342000 2342999 1000
6 Mashava 039 2452000 2452999 1000
7 Masvingo 039 2277000 2277999 1000
8 Masvingo 039 2260700 2269699 9000
9 Mataga 039 2366200 2366899 700
10 Mberengwa 039 2360200 2360899 700
11 Mucheke RSM 039 2252000 2255999 4000
12 Ngundu 031 2370200 2370899 700
13 Nyaningwe 039 2380200 2381999 1800
14 Nyika 039 2323200 2323899 700
15 Rutenga 031 2337200 2337899 700
16 Triangle 031 2335000 2336999 2000
17 Zvishavane 039 2355500 2357999 2500
18 Zvishavane 039 2352000 2354999 3000

7. Matabeleland[edit]

Detailed list of area codes in Matabeleland
No. Exchange Name Exchange Code Start Number End Number Available Numbers
1 Baobab 081 2830000 2834999 5000
2 Beit Bridge 085 2322000 2323999 2000
3 Binga 081 2847200 2847899 700
4 Collen Bawn (CBN) 084 2835000 2835199 200
5 Dete 081 2835200 2835899 700
6 Filabusi 084 2801000 2801999 1000
7 Gwanda 084 2829000 2829999 1000
8 Gwanda 084 2820000 2825999 6000
9 Hwange 081 2820000 2824999 5000
10 Jotsholo 081 2875000 2875999 1000
11 Lupane 081 2856000 2857999 2000
12 Plumtree 089 2805000 2807999 3000
13 Victoria Falls (Airport) 083 2840000 2849999 10000
14 West Nicholson 084 2808200 2808899 700

Public Mobile Telecommunication Network Services (Cellphone Service)[edit]

National Subscriber Numbers for Public Mobile Telecommunication Network Services are non-geographic numbers and consists of the National Destination Code and the Subscriber Number.[1]

How to call a Zimbabwe mobile phone number:[1][edit]

  • For local Mobile to Mobile calls or mobile to PSTN /VoIP national calls, the national prefix “0” needs to be dialled first, followed by the complete national destination number.
  • For International Calls, dial the international Access Prefix “00” followed by the country code and the National Number for the subscriber.
List of Mobile Phone Operators in Zimbabwe[1]
Mobile Network Operator National Destination Number National Significant Number length
Mobile National Destination Code  National Subscriber Number
NetOne Cellular 71 2 XXX XXX 9
3 XXX XXX
4 XXX XXX
5 XXX XXX
6 XXX XXX
7 XXX XXX
8 XXX XXX
9 XXX XXX
Telecel Zimbabwe 73 2 XXX XXX
3 XXX XXX
4 XXX XXX
5 XXX XXX
6 XXX XXX
7 XXX XXX
8 XXX XXX
9 XXX XXX
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe 77[6] 1 XXX XXX
2 XXX XXX
3 XXX XXX
4 XXX XXX
5 XXX XXX
6 XXX XXX
7 XXX XXX
8 XXX XXX
9 XXX XXX
78 2 XXX XXX
3 XXX XXX
4 XXX XXX
5 XXX XXX
6 XXX XXX
7 XXX XXX

Voice over Internet Telephony (VoIP) Services[1][edit]

  • National Subscriber Numbers for VoIP services are non-geographic numbers and consists of the National Destination Code (NDC) and the Subscriber Number (SN). For VoIP national calls the national prefix “0” needs to be dialled first, followed by the national significant number (NSN).
  • For international Calls, dial the international Access Prefix “00” followed by the country code and the National Significant Number.
VoIP Services operator National Destination Code (NDC) National  Subscriber Number (SN) National Significant Number (NSN) Length
Africom (Pvt) Ltd   8644 000000 – 155999 10
200000 – 280999
800000 – 809999
910000 – 999999
Aquiva Wireless (Pvt) Ltd   8630 000000 – 000499
Dandemutande   8612 000000 – 009999
Liquid Telecoms Zimbabwe 8677 000000 – 665999
700000 – 779999
911000 – 912000
Pecus Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd   8655 000000 – 025000
PowerTel   8611 200000 – 419999
Telecontract (Pvt) Ltd   8683 000000 – 009999
TelOne (Pvt) Ltd 8688 000000 – 009999
ZARNet 8622 000000 – 009999

Toll Free Numbers[1][edit]

The following are toll free number allocations for Zimbabwe:

Operator Toll Free Code Toll Free Numbers
TelOne (Pvt) Ltd   0800 0000 – 9999
2231000 – 2234999
2239000 – 2239999
NetOne (Pvt) Ltd   0801 0000 – 9999
PowerTel Communications   0802 0000 – 0999
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe   0808 0000 – 8999

Special Codes and Access Prefixes[1][edit]

Special Codes and Access Prefixes
Digits Service Comments/Remarks
"0" National Access Prefix (Trunk Prefix)   This indicates a call to another geographic area, Mobile Service Number or VoIP Services number.
"00" International Access Prefix   The digits "00" are used as International

Access Prefix. This indicates an international call or a call outside Zimbabwe.

7X Non-Geographical National Destination Codes (NDC) for Mobile Telephony Services 71 – NetOne Cellular

73 – Telecel Zimbabwe

77  – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

78  – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

112 Emergency Services NetOne, PowerTel Communications

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

Telecel Zimbabwe

114 MARS Emergency Call Centre NetOne
116 Childline Help line All Mobile Network Operators & Fixed Network
119 Emergency Services Telecel Zimbabwe
263 Country Code   Zimbabwe Country Code
904 Automatic Ringback Fixed Network
908 Test Desk Fixed Network
950 Fault Report -Telephone Fixed Network
952 Fault Report Fixed Network
953 Fault Report - Data Fixed Network
960 Time Fixed Network
961 Childline Fixed Network
962 Directory Enquiries Fixed Network
965 International Directory Enquiries Fixed Network
966 International Telephone booking Fixed Network
967 Trunk Demand Fixed Network
968 Trunk Enquiries Fixed Network
969 Trunk Booking Fixed Network
993 Fire Emergency (Fixed Network)
994 Ambulance Emergency (Fixed Network)
995 Police Emergency Fixed Network
999 General Emergency (Fire/ Ambulance/Police) Emergency (Fixed Network)
86XX Non-Geographical National Destination Codes (NDC) for VoIP Telephony Services VoIP Operators
3XXXX Premium Rate Short Code Services Mobile Operators
080x Toll Free Numbers All Operators

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l POTRAZ (2018). Communication of 12.XII.2018 (PDF). Harare, Zimbabwe: POTRAZ. pp. 7–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ White Book, Volume 2, Part 1, International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, International Telecommunication Union, 1969, page 29
  3. ^ Pretoria Telephone Directory, Department of Posts and Telecommunications, 1991, page 21
  4. ^ Moto, Mambo Press, 1996, page 9
  5. ^ a b TelOne (2018). Your phone number has been updated! (PDF). Harare, Zimbaber: TelOne. pp. 1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Econet to Change Number Prefix from 091 to 077"

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