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    Block "A" Emerald Business Park
    N0. 30 The Chase
    P.O. Box MP843
    Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Telephone +263 4 333032 Fax: +263 4 333041 Toll Free Number: 0800 4303

National Numbering Plan

Vision : A World Class, fair and competitive regulatory environment with universal communications services throughout Zimbabwe by 2020

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe is empowered by the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05] to control and manage the Zimbabwe National Telecommunications Numbering plan. Functions and Powers of the Authority, section 4, of the Act states the numbering functions of the Authority shall be:-

‘To establish, approve or control a national telephone numbering plan for the purpose of ensuring that telephone  numbers are allocated in an efficient and non-discriminatory manner.'

National Numbering Plan Objective

The National Telecommunications Numbering Plan has the main objective of ensuring the smooth flow of telecommunications traffic to end users whilst encouraging competition in the sector by providing adequate numbering ranges for services.


The Country Code (CC) for Zimbabwe is 263.


Zimbabwe National Numbering Plan

  • ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May 2015, marking a long and illustrious history in cutting edge communication technologies

  • POTRAZ commemorates the following internationally recognised events: Girls in ICT Day, World Telecommunication & Information Society Day and World Post Day

  • POTRAZ runs the International Letter Writing Competition

  • POTRAZ is responsible for ensuring that all people in Zimbabwe are adequately provided with Postal and telecommunication services.

  • POTRAZ gives back to the community through a number of life changing initiatives.

  • POTRAZ took steps such as compelling consumers to register their sim cards to prevent harassment of Zimbabwean Citizens by criminals

  • To promote the development of postal and telecommunication systems and services in accordance with practicable recognised international standards and public demand

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