UK Area Code information for Galashiels

Galashiels Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01896 area code to service Galashiels and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Galashiels Exchange Information

Galashiels ESGAL

The Galashiels exchange has 525 commercial and 7,300 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
TD1 1SW
TD1 1SR
TD1 1SS
TD1 1SP
TD1 1SU
TD1 1SF
TD1 1SG
TD1 1SH
TD1 1SE
TD1 1SY
TD1 1BS
TD1 1SQ
TD1 1SJ
TD1 1BT
TD1 1SL
TD1 1ST
TD1 1RZ
TD1 1YB
TD1 1SX
TD1 1SB
TD1 2YJ
TD1 3YF
TD1 9AF
TD1 9AL
TD1 9AP
TD1 9AN
TD1 9AG
TD1 9AH
TD1 9AJ
TD1 3YL
TD1 9AA
TD1 9AD
TD1 9AE
TD1 9AB
TD1 3YN
TD1 3YP
TD1 2YL
TD1 3WQ
TD1 3WX
TD1 3YB
TD1 3YE
TD1 3YA
TD1 3WR
TD1 3WS
TD1 3WW
TD1 3WA
TD1 3WG
TD1 3WJ
TD1 3WL
TD1 3WH

Broadband Connectivity Type Definitions

Different telephone exchanges have different broadband connectivity depending on their geographic location, the consumers they serve (demand and composition of those consumers) and the competative landscape in that locale. As a result there is a mix of services and related performance which BT classify as follows;

Fixed Rate

There for three fixed rate lines; 512Kbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps. As with IPStream 500, 1000 and 2000, these have an upstream capped at 288Kbps. Note that all of the other WBC products apart from these are strictly rate adaptive (like ADSL Max).

WBC Fixed Rate

Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) offers high-speed, high-performance broadband services.

ADSL Max

BT's original ADSL2+ wholesale product with an option of an upstream cap at 448Kbps or no cap at all. ADSL2+ can achieve up to 1Mbps upstream.

WBC ADSL 2+

ADSL2+ (also known as 21CN (21st Century Network) and WBC (Wholesale Broadband Connect) is a high speed broadband service which offers download speeds of up to 24Mbs and upload speeds of up to 1Mbs.

WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M

ADSL2+ Annex M offers up to 2.5Mbps upstream in the UK. This product is used by many businesses who could previously only find this level of upstream bandwidth with SDSL. Note that there is no option for a capped upstream with this product.

FTTC Range A (Clean)

FTTC Range A is a range where the circuits are deemed to be free of any copper line faults, and any local wiring issues (in a customer's premises). This range is often very wide for both upload and download, and does beg the question of why a copper line fault may exist without being fixed.

FTTC Range B (Impacted)

FTTC Range B is a range where circuits may have copper faults and/or internal wiring issues at a customer's site. The term impacted could be useful, as sometimes crosstalk is mentioned as something that impacts on line speeds, but there is no official word from BT on whether either Range A or Range B take into account the effects of crosstalk.

FTTP On Demand

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called "fiber to the premises" (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places.