Congo (Brazzaville)

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Congo (Brazzaville) = Republic of the Congo:

Area Code, Long-distance Call VoIP, Mobile/Cellular Locator and Telephone Number of Republic of the Congo.

References:

Republic of the Congo International Dialing Code

  • Name: Republic of the Congo
  • Code: 242, also +242, 00242, 00 242, 00-242, +242-, +00242, 0242, 000242, 011-242 etc.


International dialling format: +242 XXX XX XX XX(9 digits)

Detail of Area Numbering Prefix Code

  • NDC, National Destination Code or leading digits

Fixed and mobile services

NDC Length Usage Additional information
01 9 Mobile telephone Digital mobile (GSM) telephony services; assigned to Equateur Telecom Congo
04 9 Mobile telephone Digital mobile (GSM) telephony services; assigned to Warid Congo
05 9 Mobile telephone Digital mobile (GSM) telephony services; assigned to Celtel-Congo
06 9 Mobile telephone Digital mobile (GSM) telephony services; assigned to MTN-Congo
22 21 9 Fixed telephone Area Code for equator 1 (Basin, West Basin)
22 22 9 Fixed telephone Area code for equator 2 (Sangha, Likouala)
22 23 9 Fixed telephone Area code for center 2 (Pool)
22 24 9 Fixed telephone Area code for center 3 (Plateau)
22 25 9 Fixed telephone Area code for Atlantic 2 (Niara, Lekoumou, Bouenza)
22 28 9 Fixed telephone Area code for Center 1 (Brazzaville)
22 29 9 Fixed telephone Area code for Atlantic 1 (Pointe-Noire)

Short codes – Value added services

NDC Length Usage Additional information
3 0XXX 5 Mobile service Digital mobile(GSM) telephonic services only
3 1XXX 5
3 5XXX 5
3 9XXX 5

Length codes – Value added services

NDC Length Usage Additional information
8 00XX XXXX 9 Green number and other services Digital mobile (GSM, UMTS) telephonic services
8 300 XXXXX 9 Internet access Internet Provider (ISP)
8 900 XXXXX 9 Future services NGN services

Nomad services

NDC Length Usage Additional information
Nomad services 9 Future services Reserved for the future
900XX XXXX 9
9 99XX XXXX 9

Announced number Changes

From 2010-10-15, XXX XXXX(7 digits) changed to AB XXX XXXX(9 digits)

Where X=2, AB=22.

Where X=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A=0, and B=1, 4, 5, 6

e.g.: Replacing +242 281 4578 by +242 22 281 4578.

Replacing +242 668 2091 by +242 06 668 2091.

Important/Emergency Numbers

NDC Length Usage
112 (constabulary) 3 Mobile and fixed service
116 (child helpline) 3 Mobile and fixed service
117 (police) 3 Mobile and fixed service
118 (firemen) 3 Mobile and fixed service
111 (customer service) 3 Mobile service
110, 113, 114, 115, 119 reserved for future use 3 Mobile and fixed service

Phone call Examples

1.How to call Republic of the Congo from China:

dial 00 + 242 + Phone Number(9 digits)

2.How to call Republic of the Congo from USA:

dial 011 + 242 + Phone Number(9 digits)


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