0161 Area Code
Manchester phone numbers
UK area code 0161 covers Manchester and the surrounding area.
Locations using 0161 numbers include:
- Ashton under Lyne
- Cheetham Hill
- Chorlton cum Hardy
- Heaton Moor
- Hulme Hall
- Moss Side
- Stepping Hill
0161 number call costs
0161 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.
These numbers are often included in bundled talktime or 'free' minutes. If you do not get inclusive calls to landlines, or you have used up your call allowance, typical rates are:
|Calling from||Typical cost|
|Landline||10p-12p per minute|
|Mobile phone||35p-45p per minute|
Prices are for residential customers as of September 2014 and intended as a guide only. Connection fees and minimum charges often apply.
Formatting an 0161 number
Local telephone numbers in Manchester are seven digits long. An 0161 number should be displayed in the format:
0161 xxx xxxx or (0161) xxx xxxx
For international callers, use: +44 161 xxx xxxx
Badly-written or misquoted phone numbers sometimes suggest the 'area code' for Manchester is 01612, 01613, 01614, 01615, 01616, 01617, 01618 or 01619, followed by a six-digit local number; this has never been the case.
Displaying 0161 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]
The 0161 area code has existed since 16th April 1995. Prior to this date the code was 061.