Messaging in Uganda

High-quality SMS delivery to Uganda and multichannel business messages routing to Whatsapp,
Viber and RCS with low prices and exceptional Messaggio platform capacity.

Mobile operators users (Ths.)

Mobile market shares

Message pricing
  • SMS from € 0.01125
  • Viber from € 0.01390
  • WhatsApp from € 0.04929
  • RCS price on request
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Uganda on the world map

Country info

Country info
  • English
  • Swahili
Kampala timezoneGMT+3
Current time24/05 15:51
CurrencyUSh (UGX)
Population40 299 300
Cellular users17 581 000
Mobile penetration43.63%
Country info
Country codeUG
Calling code+256
Mobile number portability, MNPNo
Mobile country code, MCC641
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Major mobile carriers in Uganda

Check the best prices on business messaging for Airtel, Tangerine, MTN and other carriers in Uganda

MCCMNC in Uganda

There is only one MVNO (Mobile virtual network operator) in Uganda. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from some of the carriers.

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64101, 64104, 64106, 64110, 64111, 64114, 64116, 64118, 64120, 64126, 64133

  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)

MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Uganda

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
6414464144Bulk and OTP SMS on K2 Telecom via MessaggioK2 Telecom

Bulk and OTP SMS on Airtel via MessaggioAirtel

MVNO is an add-on over a real telecom operator, another brand on the same physical network.

The main difference between MVNOs is that they do not have their own cell towers, base stations, or transmitters.

MVNO can be one of two types: either be an independent network with its own network code and have its own call routing, or it’s just a SIM card of a base operator with a different design.

Regardless of this, MVNOs can have their own autonomous network for sending short messages (SMS, RCS), or use the operator’s parent network.

Users often do not see the difference between MVNO and the brand of the main operator, they compare rates.

MVNO tariff plans are more profitable locally, but roaming tariffs are often more expensive than that of the parent operator.

MVNOs often change brands, in the column "Other names" table you will find the previous names of the virtual operator (if any).

In some cases, operators buy MVNO companies based on their network and merge the brand with their own. In this case, MVNO ceases to exist as a separate operator, and a new entry is added to the number of MCCMNC networks of the operator.

Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in Uganda

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
6412064120Hamilton Telecom

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6414064140Civil Aviation Authority


There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.

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How to send messages in Uganda


Create account

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Register a Sender name

Choose a Sender name for SMS channel, usually it's a website address or brand

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Launch SMS messaging

Create an SMS campaign in Messaggio Dashboard, setup plugin or integrate an API

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Plugins & Modules

Easy integration without code! Try business messaging plugins for popular CRM, website and online shop management systems.

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SMS messaging

The most common communication channel, for both mass-sendings and trigger notifications.

Viber Business Messages

A wide range of business tools: in-app advertising, notifications and chat with clients in the messenger.

WhatsApp Business API

Chatting and interactive notification messages in one of the most popular instant messengers.