Area codes in UK

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But what is an area code?

Created along the British telephone network, area codes have been with us ever since. They were introduced as a way of overcoming the limitations of the early, primitive phone centrals and streamline the process. Nowadays this function is not that important, since everything has gone digital. Up until 1995, geographic area codes started with 01. This was changed and from 2000 forwards they start with 02.

Even though their original function of identifying the geographical region where the call is going to or originates from is seldom useful anymore in theory, one might find out that the cases when one needs to look up an area code are not that rare. And here is where we step in! At we provide you with the most up to date area codes list and all the information necessary to use them.