East Africa dialing region (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda)

The East African dialing region consists of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

In today’s world, it consists of a shortcut for calling between the three countries without having to dial through the normal process of exit code and country code.

History

Until its dissolution in 1977, the three countries of the East African dialing region had their telephone systems managed by the East African Post and Telecommunications Corporation (EAPTC).

Until that point, all three countries were unified in one telephone system.

Following the dissolution of the EAPTC, each country enacted its own administration of the phone system.

The “shortcut” connection between each of these countries has continued to remain in place.

Calling between Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Calls can be made between the three countries using a shortcode instead of the full dialing sequence of exit codes and country codes.

To call Kenya from Uganda or Tanzania:

005phone number
Kenyan access code from East African dialing region countrieslocal phone number within Kenya

To call Uganda from Kenya or Tanzania:

006phone number
Ugandan access code from East African dialing region countrieslocal phone number within Uganda

To call Tanzania from Kenya or Uganda:

007phone number
Tanzanian access code from East African dialing region countrieslocal phone number within Tanzania