016977 area code
UK area codes 016977 and 01697 cover Brampton and the surrounding area.
Locations using 016977 and 01697 numbers include:
Most numbers using the 016977 and 01697 area code are normal Brampton 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)
01697 and 016977 area code information
The 016977 area code is used for most numbers in Brampton, with local numbers being either four or five digits long. Some newer local phone numbers are six digits long and use a different, newer area code of 01697.
|Area code:||016977 or 01697|
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||Varies (see below)|
|Local number length:||4, 5 or 6 digits (see below)|
|Number shortages predicted:||No|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 06977)|
The 016977 area code contains the four-digit local numbers 2000 to 3999 and five-digit local numbers from 40000 to 98999. The area code is optional when calling between these numbers.
Six-digit numbers use the 01697 code and start with 2, 5, 6, 8 or 9. The area code is optional when calling between these numbers.
Numbers must be dialled in full including the area code when calling between the 01697 and 016977 areas.
Formatting an 016977 or 01697 number
Four-digit local numbers should be displayed in the format: 016977 xxxx
Five-digit local numbers should be displayed in the format: 016977 xxxxx
Six-digit local numbers should be displayed in the format: 01697 xxxxxx
For international callers, use: +44 16977 xxxx, +44 16977 xxxxx or +44 1697 xxxxxx as appropriate.
Area code history
Brampton used the area code 0697 until the early 1990s, when numbers were transferred to the 06977 area code (since changed to 016977).
There is confusion over the 016977 area code as, although it has been proven to exist, it does not appear in the official National Telephone Numbering Plan. It appears that regulator Ofcom has recorded the code inconsistently as both 01697 and 016977 at different times, but failed to respond to calls to rectify the errors.