Saturday, September 18, 2021

Internet & Communications in Afghanistan

AsiaAfghanistanInternet & Communications in Afghanistan

Fixed line service (digital in Kabul) and cell phones are available in most cities. SIM cards and international calls to Europe / EE. UU. are available. They usually cost less than 0.5 USD each minute. Outside of major cities, your only choice is a satellite phone.

An Afghanistan phone number should be in the format +93 30 539-0605, where “93” is the country code for Afghanistan, the following two digits are the area code, and the last seven numbers are the “local” portion of the nation. Subscriber who can be reached via speed dial from inside this area code. Outside of this area code, you must call “0” before the geographic area code (20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 for landlines) (but still within Afghanistan).

No matter where they originate from, mobile numbers in Afghanistan should always be marked with all digits (10 digits, including a “0” in front of the “70n” in Afghanistan). The 70n is a mobile prefix, not a “prefix” in the traditional sense, and the third number (the n portion) denotes the original allocated mobile network. +93 700-202-496 is an example of a cellphone number.