Telephone numbers in Zimbabwe

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Area code[edit]

To make a call from one town or city to another within Zimbabwe, a subscriber would dial 0, the trunk code, followed by the area code and the number required, until 1996, the trunk code was 1.[1]

List of area codes[edit]

List of area codes
Area Area Code Area Area Code
Bulawayo 9
Harare 4 Victoria Falls 13
Rutenga 14 Binga 15
West Nicholson 16 Filabusi 17
Dete 18 Mutare 20
Murambinda 21 Wedza 22
Chipangali 24 Rusape 09
Chimanimani 26 Chipinge 27
Hauna 28 Hwange 81
Juliasdale 29
Gutu 30 Chiredzi 31
Mvuma 32 Triangle 33
Jerera 34 Mashava 35
Ngundu 36 Nyika 38
Masvingo (Ft. Victoria) 39 Shangani 50
Zvishavane 51 Shurugwi 52
Chegutu 53 Gweru 54
Kwekwe 55 Chivhu 56
Centenary 57 Guruve 58
Gokwe 59 Mhangura 60
Kariba 61 Norton 62
Makuti 63 Karoi 64
Beatrice 65 Banket 66
Chinhoyi 67 Kadoma 68
Darwendale 69 Chitungwiza 70
Bindura 271 Mutoko 72
Ruwa 273 Arcturus 74
Mazowe 75 Mount Darwin 76
Mvurwi 77 Murewa 78
Marondera 79 Plumtree 80
Hwange 81 Kezi 82
Figtree 83 Gwanda 284
Turk Mine 85 Beitbridge 86
Nyamandhlovu 87 Esigodini 288
Tsholotsho 89

Prefixes for mobile phones[edit]

List of prefixes
Operator Prefix
NetOne 71
Telecel 73
Econet 77
Econet 78[2][3]

International calls[edit]

To dial a number in Zimbabwe from another country, the international call prefix depends on the country from where the call is being made, e.g. 00 for most European countries, and 011 from North America, followed by the country code for Zimbabwe, 263. To dial a number in another country from Zimbabwe, a subscriber would dial the international access code 00 followed by the country code and the number required, for example, to call a number in Johannesburg, South Africa, 00 27 11 xxx xxxx, until 1996, the international access code was 110.[4]

External link[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbabwe and Botswana: The Rough Guide, Barbara McCrea, Tony Pinchuck Rough Guides, 1996, page 111
  2. ^ "Econet Announces Number Change", New Zimbabwe
  3. ^ "Econet to Change Number Prefix from 091 to 077"
  4. ^ Moto, Mambo Press, 1996, page 9