How to call Rwanda (country code +250)

Calling to Rwanda

  • A leading ‘0’ is included in the international call sequence – it is used in Rwanda to designate a domestic satellite based phone number.
  • 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 ‘7’.

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.

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

Rwandan phone numbers starting with ’06’ represent domestic satellite based phones.

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 Rwanda (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk number used when calling within Rwanda.

nine digits
local phone number

Rwandan phone numbers explained

Number details

Rwandan numbers are nine digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline, mobile, or satellite based phone.

Landlines start with ’25’.

Mobile phones start with ‘7’. The second digit signifies the mobile phone carrier.

Satellite phones start with ’06’.

An example of a Rwandan phone number

The Golf Hills Residence lists its phone number in Kigali as (+250) 788 301 607.

Number explanation
250788 301 607
country code for Rwandadesignates a mobile phone numbercarrier designation for MTN Rwandasubscriber number
Local example – calling from another location in Kigali, Rwanda

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Rwanda.

788 301 607
designates a mobile phone numbercarrier designation for MTN Rwandasubscriber number
Long distance example – calling from Bugarama, Rwanda (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Rwanda.

788 301 607
designates a mobile phone numbercarrier designation for MTN Rwandasubscriber number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Rwanda)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Rwanda.

788 301 607
designates a mobile phone numbercarrier designation for MTN Rwandasubscriber number
International example – calling from outside Rwanda

To call from outside Rwanda, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Rwanda’s country code of ‘250’, followed by the local phone number.

[fiveSectionCall firstone=”exit code” firsttwo=”exit code of the country the call is dialed from” secondone=”250″ secondtwo=”country code for Rwanda” thirdone=”7″ thirdtwo=”designates a mobile phone number” fourthone=”8″ fourthtwo=”carrier designation for MTN Rwanda” fifthone=”8 301 607″ fifthtwo=”subscriber number”]

Calling from Rwanda

‘000’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Rwanda.

Administrative and regulatory

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