Things You Need to Know About Tanzania Phone Numbers

Things You Need to Know About Tanzania Phone Numbers

Prior to 1999, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania shared the same telephone numbering plan, where subscribers were only required to dial area code, number, and trunk guide. However, this changed after the adoption of a new numbering plan which was the beginning of the Tanzania phone numbers

Calls to Uganda and Kenya needed a regional prefix instead of using full international dialing. If you want to use Tanzania phone numbers to call Kenyans, you need to dial 005 rather than +254. To call Uganda, they dial 006 instead of +256. To call Tanzania from Uganda and Kenya, users dial Tanzania phone code 007 rather than +255.

Tanzania Phone Number Example Format

Tanzania country code phone numbers

  • 0xx xxx xxxx or 0xxx xxx xxx – when calling within the country
  • +255621067201 or +255 xxx xxx xxx when calling from outside the country, call this number 2233 or 101

How many digit is Tanzania phone numbers?

The NSN is nine digits long

  • Subscriber number length under 7x, 6x, 4x, and 2x NDC is seven digits
  • Subscriber number length under 00x and 8xy is six digits
Areas Area code
Simiyu, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Mara, Kigoma, Kagera and Geita Regions 28
Arusha,  Tanga, Kilimanjaro, and  Manyara Regions 27
Dodoma, Tabora, Njombe, Iringa, and  Singida Regions 26
Songwe, Katavi, Ruvuma, Mbeya, andRukwa Regions 25
Zanzibar (Pemba South,  Pemba North, Mjini Magharibi,  Unguja South, and Unguja North Regions)

 

Lindi, Pwani,  Morogoro,  and Mtwara Regions

24

23

Dar es Salaam Region 22
Spare area code 29
Spare area code 20

Tanzania Phone Number Code for VoIP Services

VoIP service starts with 41

Operator and usage

 

 

 

Prefix

 

 

Raha/Startel 41 15
Six Telecoms 41 14
SimbaNet 41 12
Africa Ondigits 41 11

Mobile Telephone Numbers

Tanzania phone numbers for mobile phones start with  7:777778198 or 6

Prefix Operator and usage
79 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Benson Informatics Ltd (trades as “Smart”)

78 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Airtel Tanzania Ltd (trades as “airtel”)

77 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Zanzibar Telecom Limited (trades as “Zantel”)

76 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Vodacom Tanzania Ltd (trades as “Vodacom”)

75 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Vodacom Tanzania Ltd (trades as “Vodacom”)

74 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Vodacom Tanzania Ltd (trades as “Vodacom”)

73 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (trades as “TTCL”)

72 Unallocated non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services
71 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

MIC Tanzania Ltd (trades as “tiGo”)

69 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services – Airtel Tanzania Ltd (trades as “airtel”)
68 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Airtel Tanzania Limited (trades as “airtel”)

67 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

MIC Tanzania Ltd (trades as “tiGo”)

66 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

Smile Communications Tanzania Ltd (trades as “smile”)

65 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephone services –

 

MIC Tanzania Ltd (trades as “tiGo”)

64 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephony services – Wiafrica Tanzania Ltd (trades as “CooTel”)
63 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephony services –

 

Mkulima African Telecommunication Company Ltd (trades as “Amotel”)

62 Non-geographic digits for mobile telephony services –

 

Viettel Tanzania Ltd (trades as “halotel”)

61 Unallocated non-geographic digits for mobile telephony services

Premium Rate and Special Numbers

Prefix Usage
90X Assigned for national premium services
861 Assigned for special national rates on fixed networks
860 Assigned for national toll-rate services on fixed networks
840 Assigned for national shared cost services on fixed networks
808 Assigned for international toll-free services
800 Assigned for national toll-free services

Shortcodes

  • 999 was replaced by 112 for emergency calls on 31st October 2000
  • 991 was replaced by 118 for directory inquiries on 31st October 2000

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