02920, 02921 & 02922 Numbers

Cardiff phone numbers

Numbers that start with the 029 area code are for Cardiff and the surrounding area in South Wales.

Locations using numbers beginning 029 include Bedwas, Caerphilly, Cardiff Bay, Culverhouse Cross, Dinas Powys, Llandaff, Llanedeyrn, Llanishen, Llanrumney, Penarth, Pentyrch, Radyr, Roath, Senghenydd, Sully, Taffs Well and Whitchurch.

There is no technical or official difference between 02920 numbers, 02921 numbers and 02922 numbers - all are available to business and personal customers anywhere in the Cardiff area.

Be aware that while most 029 numbers are for Cardiff landlines, they can also be used for services such as VOIP and virtual numbers without any physical link to the area. (More info)

Is it 029 or 02920?

The area code for Cardiff is just 029; the following digits are all part of the eight-digit local number.

The 029 area code is optional from landlines; calls between any two phones using the 029 Cardiff area code can be made by dialling just the eight-digit local phone number.

When displaying Cardiff phone numbers, the correct format is 029 xxxx xxxx - with the first space placed immediately after the 029 area code.

02920, 02921 and 02922 numbers - frequently asked questions

Are 02922, 02921 and 02920 different area codes?
Not at all. Any number starting with the 029 area code is a Cardiff number - it does not matter what the remaining digits are. Any number from (029) 2000 0000 right through to (029) 9989 9999 is officially available for use in Cardiff.

Are 02920 numbers just for BT customers?
No, most telephone companies - including BT - have a mixture of Cardiff phone numbers starting 20, 21 and 22.

Should I pay more to get an 02920 number for my business?
Absolutely not. While some telephone companies may try to charge more for the limited remaining supply of 029 20 numbers, they offer no real benefit over other 029 numbers.

Are 02922 and 02921 numbers for VOIP or virtual numbers?
No, a mixture of traditional landlines, VOIP services, call forwarding services and virtual numbers is in use throughout the 029 area code - including on the original 029 20 range.

Is an 02921 number or 02922 number likely to be a scammer?
Scammers use all sorts of different phone numbers and can even display fake numbers on caller display. The majority of 029 numbers belong to legitimate businesses and individuals; they are neither more or less safe than any other landline numbers.

More information

» 029 area code
Full details of areas covered and the history of 029 numbers.

» Phone number formatting
How to correctly display phone numbers for major UK cities.

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