Telephone numbers in South Sudan

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South Sudan telephone numbers
Country South Sudan
Continent Africa
Access codes
Country calling code +211
International call prefix 00

South Sudan has been issued the +211 code by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the government said it would become active within 48 hours of recognition of the country by the United Nations. The UN recognized South Sudan on 14 July 2011, suggesting the code to become active by 16 July.[1] The code went "live" on 1 October 2011, over two months behind schedule.[2]

South Sudan used the Sudan country code +249 from its secession until 1 October.

Calling formats[edit]

To call in South Sudan, the following format is used:

  • yy xxx xxxx - Calls within South Sudan
  • +211 yy xxx xxxx - Calls from outside South Sudan

Service Provider codes[edit]

Each telephone service provider has a two-digit identifier. The first digit is 1 for fixed services, including wireline and fixed wireless, or 9 for GSM mobile services.[3]

Fixed Services Provider Identifier Status
Sudani (fixed CDMA wireless) 12 active
Sudani (fixed landlines) 18 active
Vivacel (NOW) 16 not yet operational
Gemtel (Green Network) 17 not yet operational
Government Reserve 19 not yet operational
Mobile Service Provider Identifier Status
MTN (South Sudan) 92 active
ZAIN (South Sudan) 91 active
Gemtel (Green Network) 97 active
Vivacel (NOW) 95 active


  1. ^ "New country, new number: Country code 211 officially assigned to South Sudan" (Press release). International Telecommunication Union. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "South Sudan Code +211 Goes Live". Gurtong. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  3. ^ International Telecommunications Union (2012-04-28). "National Numbering Plans : South Sudan". Retrieved 2012-07-18.