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Local calls 'to need area code' in order to boost numbers

People in parts of the UK will have to dial the area code for local phone calls from next year.

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is introducing the change to boost the supply of spare numbers in areas where they are scarce.

Bournemouth is set to be the first town to pilot the system from the middle of next year, before it is likely to be extended to Brighton, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Bradford and Cambridge by 2016.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 08 Sep 2011
  • From the section Wales