Area Codes UK

Below you will find a list of geographic UK dialling codes that are currently in use. The format used by most areas has a four-digit area code (after the initial zero) and a six digit subscriber number, and is known as the 4+6 format. Forty smaller UK towns use a mixture of both six and five digit local numbers. All these numbers start with either 01 or 02 and are generally linked to cities and large towns and are used for homes and business. Numbers that do not start with one of these two prefixes are not linked to a specific area.

These geographic numbers are sometimes referred to as 'basic rate', 'local rate' or 'national rate’. Firstly, you should know that most phone deals include some free calls or minutes. If you make a call to a number that isn't included in the deal, the cost will depend on the type of number you’re calling, the time of day when you are calling, which service provider you are with, how long your call lasts and whether you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline.

Calls from landlines may vary but are typically charged up to 16p per minute. Most providers charge a 23p call set-up fee that is sometimes also called 'connection charge', but this can vary. Call costs from mobiles vary according to the calling plan you have chosen with your service provider. Typically, they are included in free call packages. However, if you call a 01/02 number outside of any inclusive minutes, they may cost between 3p and 65p per minute. If you are not sure about total costs or you need more information, it is best to check with your service provider. You should be able to find a list of call charges on their website.

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