0191 Area Code
Tyne & Wear and Durham phone numbers
UK area code 0191 covers:
and surrounding areas.
Local numbers starting 2, 4, 6 & 8
Tyneside area, including: Benton, Birtley, Blaydon, Denton Burn, Dudley, Dunston, Felling, Gateshead, Gosforth, Jarrow, Jesmond, Kenton, Killingworth, Lemington, Low Fell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Shields, Ryton, Seaton Delaval, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay and Wideopen.
Local numbers starting 3 & 9
Durham area, including: Chester-le-Street, Coxhoe, Durham, Fencehouses, Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Sacriston and Sherburn Hill.
Local numbers starting 5 & 7
Sunderland area, including: Boldon, Easington, East Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton, Peterlee, Ryhope, Seaham, Sunderland and Whitburn.
0191 number call costs
0191 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 0191 number
Local telephone numbers in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham are seven digits long. An 0191 number should be displayed in the format:
0191 xxx xxxx or (0191) xxx xxxx
For international callers, use: +44 191 xxx xxxx
Badly-written or misquoted phone numbers sometimes suggest the 'area code' for this area is 01912, 01913, 01914, 01915, 01916, 01917, 01918 or 01919, followed by a six-digit local number; this has never been the case.
Displaying 0191 numbers in the correct format makes them easier to remember and dial correctly. [How...]
The 0191 area code has existed since April 1995.
|1981||The area uses several different area codes including 0632 for Newcastle, 0783 for Sunderland and 0385 for Durham.|
|1982||091 area code introduced. Local numbers progressively standardised at seven digits long and transferred into new 091 code.|
Example: (091) 234 5678
|1988||091 used area-wide. Seven-digit local numbers beginning 2, 3, 4 and 5 are used in Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and Sunderland respectively.|
|1995||091 becomes 0191 during nationwide renumbering. No change to local numbers.|
Example: (0191) 234 5678
|2004||Local numbers beginning with '6' made available.|
|2011||Local numbers beginning with '7', '8' and '9' made available.|
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