Commonly Misquoted Codes

UK area codes

In some areas of the UK, telephone numbers are regularly misquoted or displayed incorrectly, making it harder to recognise the area code and identify where the number comes from. This page lists the most frequently seen mistakes and the correct area code for each area.

Numbers starting 0113

  • 01132 numbers
  • 01133 numbers
  • 01134 numbers
  • 01135 numbers
  • 01138 numbers

These numbers belong to the Leeds 0113 area code.

Numbers starting 0114

  • 01142 numbers
  • 01143 numbers
  • 01144 numbers

These numbers belong to the Sheffield 0114 area code.

Numbers starting 0115

  • 01152 numbers
  • 01156 numbers
  • 01157 numbers
  • 01158 numbers
  • 01159 numbers

These numbers belong to the Nottingham 0115 area code.

Numbers starting 0116

  • 01162 numbers
  • 01163 numbers
  • 01164 numbers

These numbers belong to the Leicester 0116 area code.

Numbers starting 0117

  • 01172 numbers
  • 01173 numbers
  • 01174 numbers
  • 01179 numbers

These numbers belong to the Bristol 0117 area code.

Numbers starting 0118

  • 01182 numbers
  • 01183 numbers
  • 01184 numbers
  • 01189 numbers

These numbers belong to the Reading 0118 area code.

Numbers starting 020

  • 0203 numbers
  • 0207 numbers
  • 0208 numbers

These numbers belong to the London 020 area code.

Numbers starting 023

  • 0238 numbers
  • 02380 numbers
  • 02381 numbers
  • 02382 numbers
  • 0239 numbers
  • 02392 numbers
  • 02393 numbers
  • 02394 numbers

These numbers belong to the Portsmouth & Southampton 023 area code.

Numbers starting 024

  • 0247 numbers
  • 02475 numbers
  • 02476 numbers
  • 02477 numbers

These numbers belong to the Coventry 024 area code.

Numbers starting 028

  • 0282 numbers
  • 02820 numbers
  • 028207 numbers
  • 02821 numbers
  • 028217 numbers
  • 02825 numbers
  • 028256 numbers
  • 02827 numbers
  • 028276 numbers
  • 02828 numbers
  • 02829 numbers
  • 028295 numbers
  • 0283 numbers
  • 02830 numbers
  • 028302 numbers
  • 02837 numbers
  • 02838 numbers
  • 0284 numbers
  • 02840 numbers
  • 028406 numbers
  • 02841 numbers
  • 028417 numbers
  • 02842 numbers
  • 028427 numbers
  • 02843 numbers
  • 028437 numbers
  • 02844 numbers
  • 0286 numbers
  • 02866 numbers
  • 02867 numbers
  • 028677 numbers
  • 02868 numbers
  • 028686 numbers
  • 0287 numbers
  • 02870 numbers
  • 028703 numbers
  • 02871 numbers
  • 02872 numbers
  • 02877 numbers
  • 028777 numbers
  • 02879 numbers
  • 028796 numbers
  • 0288 numbers
  • 02880 numbers
  • 028807 numbers
  • 02881 numbers
  • 028816 numbers
  • 02882 numbers
  • 02885 numbers
  • 028855 numbers
  • 02886 numbers
  • 028867 numbers
  • 02887 numbers
  • 02889 numbers
  • 028895 numbers
  • 0289 numbers
  • 02890 numbers
  • 02891 numbers
  • 02892 numbers
  • 02893 numbers
  • 02894 numbers
  • 02895 numbers
  • 02896 numbers
  • 02897 numbers

These numbers belong to the Northern Ireland 028 area code.

Numbers starting 029

  • 0292 numbers
  • 02920 numbers
  • 02921 numbers
  • 02922 numbers

These numbers belong to the Cardiff 029 area code.

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