01273 area code
The 01273 area code is for Brighton and the surrounding area.
Locations using 01273 numbers include:
Most numbers using the 01273 area code are normal Brighton landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)
01273 area code information
|Ceremonial county:||East Sussex|
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||Yes|
|Local number length:||6 digits|
|Number format:||01273 xxxxxx|
|International number format:||+44 1273 xxxxxx|
|Number shortages predicted:||Yes|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 0273)|
Local calls require full number
It is no longer possible to omit the area code when calling locally in the 01273 area.
Since 1st October 2014 the full 11-digit phone number has been required for all local calls, to allow the use of previously undialable local numbers starting with 0 or 1. The first numbers starting 01273 0 were brought into general use during April 2015.