Mobile phone numbers
07971 numbers are for mobile phones in the United Kingdom. They were first allocated for use in September 1997.
All UK 07 numbers are for mobiles, pagers and personal numbering.
Which network is 07971?
07971 numbers are allocated to EE. They were previously used for the Orange network.
It is no longer possible to tell the operator of a UK mobile phone from its number alone, as customers are free to take their number with them when they change networks. The 07971 prefix is not a reliable indicator of which network a phone is currently connected to, only which network issued it originally.
These are normal mobile numbers and will usually be charged at standard rates.
Formatting an 07971 number
There is no set format for UK mobile phone numbers, but the commonest format is: 07971 xxxxxx
For international callers, use: +44 7971 xxxxxx