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  • Rwanda's country code is 250.
  • There are no area codes.
  • Few people use landlines in Rwanda and nearly all numbers in use in the country are for mobile phones.
  • When phoning Rwanda from abroad, you’ll need to dial the international code for Rwanda (250), followed by the 10-digit local number (without the initial '0').

Mobile Phones

Access Rwanda's GSM network through MTN, Airtel or Tigo; international roaming and local SIM cards easily available.

More Information

  • Mobile-phone reception is excellent throughout the country.
  • Most businesses use mobile phones rather than landlines.
  • Mobile numbers begin with 078, 072 or 073.
  • The main operators in Rwanda are MTN, Tigo and Airtel.
  • It's cheap, fast and painless to get a Rwandan SIM card for your phone; just go to any operator with your passport.
  • Top-up cards start from as little as RFr100. Mobile phone calls cost about RFr1 per second, although rates vary depending on when you call.