Telephone numbers in Tanzania

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Until 1999, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda shared a telephone numbering plan, in which subscribers were only required to dial the trunk code, area code and number. In that year, Tanzania adopted a new numbering plan. Calls to Kenya and Uganda require a regional prefix rather than having to use full international dialling. To call Kenya from Tanzania, subscribers dial 005 instead of +254, while to call Uganda, they dial 006 rather instead of +256. To call Tanzania from Kenya and Uganda, subscribers dial 007 instead of +255.

Format[edit]

Country Code: +255
International Call Prefix: 000
Trunk Prefix: 0

  • +255 XXX XXX XXX or +255621067201calling from outside Tanzania call this numer 101 or 2233
  • 0XXX XXX XXX or 0XX XXX XXXX - calling within Tanzania

The NSN length is nine digits.

  • Subscriber Number length under 2X, 4X, 6X and 7X NDCs is 7 digits.
  • Subscriber Number length under 8XY and 90X NDCs is 6 digits.

Geographic number for fixed telephony services (area codes)[edit]

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[1]
Area Code Region
20 [spare area code]
21 [spare area code]
22 Dar es Salaam Region
23 Lindi, Morogoro, Mtwara, & Pwani Regions
24 Zanzibar (Mjini Magharibi, Pemba North, Pemba South, Unguja North, & Unguja South Regions)
25 Katavi, Mbeya, Rukwa, Ruvuma, & Songwe Regions
26 Dodoma, Iringa, Njombe, Singida, & Tabora Regions
27 Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, & Tanga Regions
28 Geita, Kagera, Kigoma, Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, & Simiyu Regions
29 [spare area code]

VoIP services[edit]

VoIP services begin with 41:

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[2]
Prefix Usage and operator
41 11 Africa Online
41 12 SimbaNET
41 14 Six Telecoms
41 15 Startel / Raha

Mobile telephone numbers[edit]

Mobile numbers start with 6 or 7:

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[1]
Prefix Usage and operator
61 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Not allocated

62 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Viettel Tanzania Limited (trading as "halotel")

63 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Mkulima African Telecommunication Company Limited (trading as "Amotel")

64 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Wiafrica Tanzania Limited (trading as "CooTel")

65 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), MIC Tanzania Limited (trading as "tiGo")

66 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Smile Communications Tanzania Limited (trading as "smile")

67 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), MIC Tanzania Limited (trading as "tiGo")

68 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Airtel Tanzania Limited (trading as "airtel")

69 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Not allocated

71 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), MIC Tanzania Limited (trading as "tiGo")

72 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Not allocated

73 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (trading as "TTCL")

74 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Vodacom Tanzania Limited (trading as "Vodacom")

75 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Vodacom Tanzania Limited (trading as "Vodacom")

76 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Vodacom Tanzania Limited (trading as "Vodacom")

77 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Zanzibar Telecom Ltd (trading as "Zantel")

78 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Airtel Tanzania Limited (trading as "airtel")

79 Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere), Benson Informatics Ltd (trading as "Smart")

Special and premium rate numbers[edit]

Non-geographic numbering begins 8 or 9:

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[1]
Prefix Usage
800 Allocated for national toll-free services
808 Allocated for international toll-free services
840 Allocated for national shared cost services on fixed network
860 Allocated for national toll-rate services on fixed network
861 Allocated for national special rates on fixed network
90X Allocated for national premium services

Short codes[edit]

  • 112 replaced 999 for emergency calls as of 2000-10-31.
  • 118 replaced 991 for directory enquiries as of 2000-10-31.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Numbering Plans: Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.tcra.go.tz/images/documents/reports/National_Numbering_Plan_June_%202014.pdf