How to Call United Kingdom Phone Numbers?

Country phone codes

+44 is the country calling code assigned to the United Kingdom by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Communications Act 2003, created by Ofcom (The Office of Communications).

So if you’re calling the United Kingdom, the number should start with:

+44 123-4567-901

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Other Important Information about United Kingdom

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. The United Kingdom’s telephone numbers are made up of 12 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to the United Kingdom using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+4-8-digit number. Some of the common area codes in the United Kingdom include London (20), Northern Ireland (28) and Birmingham (121).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
London +44 (20) 1234 5678
Northern Ireland +44 (28) 1234 5678
Birmingham +44 (121) 1234 567

So if you’re making a call to Birmingham, dial +44 121 123 4567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across the United Kingdom.

LTE 4G coverage

LTE 4G connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in the United Kingdom

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in the United Kingdom:

EE Mobile

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Vodafone Mobile

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in the United Kingdom:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Messenger

Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 2 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting the United Kingdom:

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999, 112 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom observes British Summer Time (BST) using the time offset of UTC+01.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call the United Kingdom from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

United Kingdom 6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00am UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

United Kingdom 7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
8:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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