Orkney Area Code (01856) xxxxxx
Orkney area code information
|Area code:||(01856) xxxxxx|
|International dialling code:||International access code +44 + (01856) xxxxxx|
|Call costs:||Standard landline or mobile rate|
Please bear in mind that not all numbers with this area code will be based in this location. Businesses or individuals can choose to register a virtual number for this area but be located in a different part of the UK or even another country.
When do I need to use an area code?
If you live or work in Orkney or the surrounding area and are calling a number in this area you won’t need to use a dialling code. Instead, you can simply dial the local number.
You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a landline or mobile phone and are based outside of the area code you are calling. If you are based in the UK this is where you will need to prefix the 6 or 7 digit number with (01856) xxxxxx.
If you are based outside of the UK you will need to add the relevant international dialling code for your country, followed by the UK country code (+44) and local area code (with the 0 removed). For example, if calling from the United States you will need to dial:
011 (International dialling code) + 44 (UK country code) + (01856) xxxxxx (area code and 6 or 7 digit local number)
How much will it cost to call an (01856) xxxxxx number?
The cost of calls to 01 and 02 numbers will depend on the call package you have with your landline or mobile phone provider. Many providers include free calls to geographic numbers in their plans but this isn’t always the case.
Calls from landlines can cost up to 16p per minute whilst calls from mobile phones can cost between 10p to 30p per minute.