UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

0118 area code


The 0118 area code is for Reading and the surrounding area.

Locations using 0118 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 0118 area code are normal Reading landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

0118 area code information

Area code:0118
Ceremonial county:Berkshire
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:7 digits
Number format:0118 xxx xxxx
International number format:+44 118 xxx xxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:January 1998 (previously 01734)

All numbers starting 0118 are part of the Reading area code. This includes 01182 numbers, 01183 numbers, 01184 numbers, 01189 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0118, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

Area code history

The Reading area code changed from 0734 to 01734 during April 1995, as part of a nationwide renumbering. In 1998, phone numbers were lengthened from six to seven digits and the new 0118 area code replaced the 01734 area code:

1995Code becomes 01734, with local numbers unchanged.
1998Code becomes 0118, with local numbers lengthened to 7 digits by prefixing with '9'. For example, (01734) 234567 became (0118) 923 4567.
1998Local numbers beginning with 3 introduced.
2009Local numbers beginning with 4 introduced.
2016Local numbers beginning with 2 introduced.
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