Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom are administered by the Office of Communications . For this purpose, Ofcom established a telephone numbering plan , known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan , which is the system for assigning telephone numbers to subscriber stations.
- Specific Numbers
- Telephone Numbers in Overseas Territories
- Other Websites
01 and 02 - Geographic Numbers
Numbers beginning 01 or 02 are normal phone numbers for home and business telephone lines. These numbers are always split into two parts: 1. The area code comes first, and is linked to a specific part of the country. For example, the 020 area code is for London and the 0121 code is for Birmingham. When calling between two phones that have the same area code, this part is optional. It is sometimes shown inside brackets to make this clear. The area code can be two to five digits long. 2. The se...
03 - UK-Wide Numbers
Numbers beginning with 03 are for businesses, government and other organisations that need a number not linked to any single part of the country. The law says they must always cost the same to call as normal 01 and 02 phone numbers from fixed telephones and from mobiles and be included in all call package bundles.
05 - Businesses and Internet Phones
1. 055 numbers are used by big businesses that need a lot of numbers for their own private phone networks 2. 056 numbers are used for internet phone services and let people call an internet phone from a normal telephone. Internet phones can also use other types of numbers 3. 0500 numbers are free to call from fixed telephones.
Operator: 100 Police (non-emergency): 101 National Health Service (non-emergency): 111 Current time: 123 (not available from some mobiles) Emergency services: 999 or 112
Telephone numbers in British Overseas Territories do not come under the UK telephone numbering plan. These calls are treated as international calls. Below are the access codes for the overseas territories:
Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom have a flexible structure that reflects their historical demands, starting from many independent companies through a nationalised near-monopoly, to a system that supports many different services, including cellular phones, which were not envisaged when the system was first built.
- Emergency services, (police, fire, ambulance, coastguard, mountain rescue, cave rescue)
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Non-geographic telephone numbers in the United Kingdom. A non-geographic number is a type of telephone number that is not linked to any specific locality. Such numbers are an alternative to the traditional 'landline' numbers that are assigned geographically using a system of location-specific area codes.
This is a list of dialling codes for telephones in the United Kingdom.Dialling codes are the basis for the national telephone numbering plan.They are prefixed to all telephone numbers, generally depending on the type of number and its geographic location.
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