024 Area Code
Coventry phone numbers
UK area code 024 is for Coventry and the surrounding area.
Locations using 024 numbers include:
- Chapel End
- Tile Hill
- Toll Bar
024 number call costs
024 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.
Formatting an 024 number
024 numbers should be displayed in the format 024 xxxx xxxx or (024) xxxx xxxx, with the first space always placed between '024' and the eight-digit local number.
For international callers, use: +44 24 xxxx xxxx.
Notes and links
The 024 area code has existed since April 2000, when it replaced the older 01203 area code. As of 2014, standard local numbers begin with 75, 76 or 77.
Just under 80 million local numbers can be accommodated in the 024 area code; this is ten times the capacity of the codes allocated to bigger cities such as Birmingham (0121) or Manchester (0161).
As of March 2014, only 2.6% of available Coventry 024 numbers have been allocated. This reflects the fact that when first introduced the 024 area code was planned to have enough capacity to replace all other area codes in the West Midlands region at a later date.
|1994||The area code for Coventry is 0203 with 6-digit local numbers.|
|1995||Code becomes 01203, with local numbers unchanged.|
|2000||Code becomes 024, with local numbers lengthened to 8 digits by prefixing with '76'.|
Example: (01203) 833333 becomes (024) 7683 3333.
|2006||Local numbers beginning with 77 introduced.|
|2012||Local numbers beginning with 75 introduced.|