How to call Tanzania from the USA/Canada:

011 - 255 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Tanzania numbers. **011255 and +255 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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The time in Tanzania is now 02:45:31am

Calling Tanzania from the United States explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 255 - Country Code for Tanzania
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 9 digits, area code included for fixed lines
  • sample call from US to a landline in Zanzibar: 011 255 24 ??? ????

How to dial to Tanzania cellular:

  • dialing format for calls to a cell phone: 011 255 7? ??? ???? (or 6? ??? ????)

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Arusha 27 Lindi 23 Ruvuma 25
Coast Region 23 Mara 28 Shinyanga 28
Dar es Salaam 22 Mbeya 25 Singida 26
Iringa 26 Morogoro 23 Tabora 26
Kagera 28 Mtwara 23 Tanga 27
Kigoma 28 Mwanza 28 Zanzibar 24
Kilimanjaro 27 Rukwa 25    

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