How to Call Uganda Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+256 is the country calling code assigned to Uganda by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the UCC Act of 2013 created by the ​Uganda Communications Commission of the Government of Uganda.

So if you’re calling Uganda, the number should start with:

+256 123-456-789

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Other Important Information about Uganda

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Uganda’s telephone numbers are made up of 12 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Uganda using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+5-6-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Uganda include Kampala (414), Gulu (4714) and Lira (4734).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Kampala +256 (414) 123 456
Gulu +256 (4714) 12345
Lira +256 (4734) 12345

So if you’re making a call to Kampala, dial +256 414 123 456.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Uganda.

4G coverage

4G LTE connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in Uganda

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Uganda:

MTN Uganda

Airtel Uganda

Uganda Telecom

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Uganda:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here is the most important emergency number to take note of when visiting Uganda:

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112 for emergency services

Best Time to Call Uganda

Uganda observes Eastern Africa Time (EAT) using the time offset of UTC+03.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Uganda from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Uganda 2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 9:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Uganda 3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
1:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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