Telephone numbers in Tanzania

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Telephone numbers in Tanzania
Tanzania (dark green)
RegulatorTanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
Access codes
Country code+255
International access000[1]

The following are the telephone codes in Tanzania.


  • +255 XXX XXX XXX +255XX XXX XXXX calling from outside Tanzania
  • 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.

Calls between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda[edit]

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.

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.

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

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:

Prefix Usage and operator
41 11 Africa Online
41 12 SimbaNET
41 14 Six Telecoms
41 15 Startel / Raha

Non-geographic numbers for Corporate Networks[edit]

Non-geographic numbers for Corporate Networks start with 5.[3]

Mobile telephone numbers[edit]

See also Telecommunications in Tanzania#Telephones

Mobile numbers start with 6 or 7:

LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[2][3] Non-geographic number for mobile telephony services –

(Find Me Anywhere)

Prefix Operator Trading as Operational[1]
61 Viettel Tanzania Limited halotel yes
62 Viettel Tanzania Limited halotel no
63 Mkulima African Telecommunication Company Limited Amotel no
64 Wiafrica Tanzania Limited CooTel no
65 MIC Tanzania Limited tiGo yes
66 Smile Communications Tanzania Limited smile yes
67 MIC Tanzania Limited tiGo yes
68 Airtel Tanzania Limited airtel yes
69 Airtel Tanzania Limited airtel yes
71 MIC Tanzania Limited tiGo yes
72 MO Mobile Holding Limited no
73 Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd TTCL yes
74 Vodacom Tanzania Limited Vodacom yes
75 Vodacom Tanzania Limited Vodacom yes
76 Vodacom Tanzania Limited Vodacom yes
77 MIC Tanzania Limited tiGo yes
78 Airtel Tanzania Limited airtel yes
79 Benson Informatics Ltd Smart no

Special and premium rate numbers[edit]

Non-geographic numbering begins 8 or 9:

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]

Prefix Usage
110 Emergency services for Lake Victoria and other water bodies
111 Crime Stoppers
112 Police Emergency
113 Anti-corruption
114 Fire services
115 Ambulance Services
116 Child Help Line
117 Health Help Line
118 Safety in National Parks and Game Reserves
119 Anti-Drugs
190 Disaster Services
199 COVID-19 Medical Emergency


  1. ^ a b "National Numbering Plan" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. August 2022. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "National Numbering Plans: Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "National Numbering Plans: Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. 1 July 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2023.
  4. ^[dead link]

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