Do you need additional London telephone numbers ?

The London numbering range went through a sequence of changes in the 1990s , culminating with the ‘Big Number Change’ which saw the current 020x codes become active on the 1st June 1999.  Nearly 20 years on and the 0207 numbers are no longer available as a new number except in some special cases and the 0203 range is now approaching exhaustion.

Ofcom will take action to ensure we can continue to meet demand for telephone numbers in the London area, that action means:

  1. Phoenix Link will be unable to make 0203 ranges generally available once it’s current 0203 ranges are exhausted.
  2. Phoenix Link will meet demand for London with 0208 ranges in the short-term, Ofcom still have some capacity with this range.
  3. Ofcom will release a new London range to all Service Providers in the near future

In summary, Phoenix Link are running low on 0203 numbers and general availability of them will disappear, save for specialist use.  Please note this does not affect the porting in of active London ranges from other providers.

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