Telephone numbers in Namibia

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Namibia telephone numbers
Location
Country Namibia
Continent Africa
Access codes
Country calling code +264
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

Namibia's telephone numbering plan was originally devised when the country, then known as South West Africa, was under South African administration, and integrated into the South African telephone numbering plan.[1]

Area codes beginning with 06 were allocated to Namibia, including Walvis Bay, a South African exclave, which was not transferred to Namibian sovereignty until 1994.

Following Namibia's independence in 1990, direct dialing between Namibia and South Africa was discontinued, and calls were classed as international. Consequently, subscribers were required to use the international access code and country calling code, omitting the trunk code 0. Namibia had already been allocated its own country code by the International Telecommunication Union, +264.

Windhoek, Namibia to Johannesburg, South Africa
Before 1992: 011 xxx xxxx
After 1992: 00 27 11 xxx xxxx[2]
Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek, Namibia
Before 1992: 061 xxx xxx
After 1992: 09 264 61 xxx xxx[3]
After Jan 2007: 00 26461 xxx xxx[4]

List of area codes in Namibia[edit]

061 - Windhoek
062 - Okahandja
062 - Windhoek International Airport
062 - Rehoboth
062 - Uis
063 - Keetmanshoop
063 - Lüderitz
063 - Oranjemund
063 - Karasburg
064 - Swakopmund, Walvis Bay
067 - Otjiwarongo
067 - Outjo
066 - Rundu
063 - Mariental
067 - Tsumeb
067 - Kombat
067 - Grootfontein
065 - Oshakati
065 - Ondangwa
062 - Gobabis
062 - Witvlei
060 - Telecom Switch cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
081 - MTC cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
083 - Paratus Telecommunications IP Voice (IP; seven-digit subscriber numbers)
085 - Cell One cellular mobile (GSM; seven-digit subscriber numbers)

The international access code is now 00 but was previously 09.

References[edit]

  1. ^ South West Africa & Walvis Bay - Suidwes-Afrika & Walvisbaai, Department of Posts and Telecommunications, 1976
  2. ^ Namibia Trade Directory, Volume 5, Advantage Promotions, 1999
  3. ^ Official South African Municipal Yearbook, S.A. Association of Municipal Employees, 1995, page 1161
  4. ^ The phone book: Cape peninsula, Telkom, Universal Web Printers, 2007, page 49

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