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Area Code: 1 digit (previously 1-3 digits?) Subscriber Number: 7 digits (previously 4-6 digits?) Trunk Prefix: 0 International Prefix: 00This is the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose capital is Kinshasa (not to be confused with the Congo whose capital is Brazzaville). Until recently, this nation was called Zaire; it reverted to its previous Congo name.
Supercell GSM numbers are of the form +243 80 xxxxxxx.
Source: ARPTC announcement (27 October 2005, via ITU).
Source: ARPTC announcement (20 June 2005, via ITU).
Source: 1 April 2004 announcement (via ITU).
The 7-digit subscriber number consists of an operator prefix digit followed by 6 digits of the operator's subscriber number.
The assigned operator prefix for Congo Korea Telecom (CKT) is '5'. A sample CKT fixed number in Kinshasa in international format would be +243 1 5 234567.
Numbers in Kinshasa (+243 1) are now under this format. Other centres are expected to adopt this scheme in due course.
Source: 7 March 2003 announcement (via ITU).
This consists of 1-digit area code with 7-digit subscriber number. Details were unavailable for wireless numbering format, or for the previous national numbering plan.
Trunk prefix 0 will be used for domestic long distance calling. 00 will remain the international prefix.
Area codes assigned (from May 2002) are:
Kinshasa 1 Katanga 2 Bas-Congo, Bandundu 3 Kasai 4 Equateur, Province Orientale 5 Kivu, Maniema 6The implementation schedule for the new numbering plan outside Kinshasa was not known as of May 2002.
Vodacom is a carrier.