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UK area code 0116 is for the city of Leicester and the surrounding area.
Areas using 0116 numbers include Aylestone, Beaumont, Belgrave, Billesdon, Birstall, Braunstone, East Wigston, Evington, Fleckney, Glenfield, Goscote, Great Glen, Hungarton, Kibworth, Kirby Muxloe, Montfort, Narborough, Oadby, Peatling Magna, Rothley, Stoneygate, Thurnby, Tilton, Tugby and West Wigston.
Local telephone numbers in Leicester are 7 digits long. An 0116 number should be displayed in the format (0116) xxx xxxx or 0116 xxx xxxx.
When displaying an 0116 phone number for international callers, it should be shown in the style: +44 116 xxx xxxx.
Displaying 0116 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [Reasons why...]
The 0116 area code has existed since April 1995. As of 2011, all standard local numbers begin with the digits 2, 3 or 4.
|1994||The area code for Leicester is 0533.|
Example: (0533) 234567
|1995||0533 code replaced by 0116. Six-digit local numbers lengthened to seven digits by prefixing with '2'.|
Example: (0116) 2234567
|2004||Local numbers beginning with '3' made available.|
|2009||Local numbers beginning with '4' made available.|