How to call to Namibia (country code +264)

Calling to Namibia

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Namibia for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ’60’, ’81’, or ’85’. These area codes are often listed with a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when called from outside Namibia.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

VoIP phone numbers occupy area code ’83’ (often listed as ‘083’, however the leading ‘0’ is not dialed when calling from outside Namibia).

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Lesotho does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Namibia (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for calling to a different area code within Namibia.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code in Namibia dial only the local six digit local number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code within Namibia dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two digit area code, then the local phone number.

0two digitssix digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone within Namibia dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two digit area code / carrier code, then the local phone number.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixarea code / carrier codelocal phone number

Namibia’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Namibian numbers are eight digits (nine including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when called from outside the country).

The first two digits are an area code that designate whether the phone number is a mobile or landline as well as area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with ’60’, ’81’, and ’85’.

An example of a Namibian phone number

The National Art Gallery of Namibia lists its phone number in Windhoek as +264 (061) 231 160.

Number explanation
26461231 160
country code for Namibiaarea (geographic) code for Windhoeklocal number within Windhoek
Local example – calling from another location in Windhoek, Namibia

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

231 160
local phone number within Windhoek
Long distance example – calling from Katima Mulilo, Namibia (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

061231 160
long distance trunk numberarea (geographic) code for Windhoeklocal phone number within Windhoek
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Namibia)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

061231 160
long distance trunk numberarea (geographic) code for Windhoeklocal phone number within Windhoek
International example – calling from outside Namibia

To call from outside Namibia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Namibia’s country code of ‘264’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Namibian phone number.

exit code26461231 160
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Namibiaarea (geographic) code for Windhoeklocal phone number within Windhoek

Calling from Namibia

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Namibia.

Administrative and regulatory

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