As in other parts of the United Kingdom, English telephone landlines are described using specific numerical codes that position said landlines geographically. This originated in times predating cell phones, the Internet and other modern means of communication, when the telephone was the only option available and the connection had to be done manually. Phone operators had to connect calls manually, navigating through a jungle of cables and sockets took a long time, their jobs had to be simplified. And they were, when area codes were introduced. Prefixing the phone number, the area code instantly informed the phone operator about the destination of the call and sped up the process significantly. Use this page to find an area code in England.