UK Area Code information for Bedford

Bedford Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01234 area code to service Bedford and the surrounding area on at least 3 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Bedford

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Bedford comprises postcodes covering roughly 24,827km2 containing 2,352 commercial properties and 46,453 domestic properties.

Bedford Exchange Information

Cardington SMCA

The Cardington exchange has 58 commercial and 786 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
MK44 3SH
MK44 3SL
MK44 3SF
MK44 3SE
MK44 3SJ
MK44 3SN
MK44 3SW
MK44 3SP
MK44 3TE
MK44 3SR
MK44 3TG
MK44 3SU
MK44 3SX
MK44 3DD
MK44 3SS
MK44 3SZ
MK44 3TF
MK44 3SY
MK44 3ST
MK44 3RZ
MK44 3LW
MK44 3US
MK44 3SB
MK44 3WF
MK44 3TT
MK44 3WH
MK44 3WG
MK44 3WJ
MK44 3EQ
MK44 3JZ
MK44 3JW
MK44 3BF
MK44 3UP
MK44 3TU
MK44 3SG
MK42 0XG
MK44 3UE
MK42 0GR
MK44 3TY
MK42 0PD
MK42 0XF
MK42 0GH
MK44 3DN
MK44 3UJ
MK42 0GX
MK42 0GL
MK42 0WR
MK44 3TH
MK42 0TG
MK42 0TF

Kempston SMKT

The Kempston exchange has 364 commercial and 7,237 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
MK42 8PX
MK42 8PY
MK42 8PS
MK42 8PZ
MK42 8QQ
MK42 8PB
MK42 8HE
MK42 8HF
MK42 8QB
MK42 8AY
MK42 8QH
MK42 8JG
MK42 8HG
MK42 7AH
MK42 8LD
MK42 7AA
MK42 8QJ
MK42 7BX
MK42 8PT
MK42 8PR
MK42 8QA
MK42 7LW
MK42 8JU
MK42 8EP
MK42 8PU
MK42 8PP
MK42 8JT
MK42 8QL
MK42 7BT
MK42 7AB
MK42 8TL
MK42 8QD
MK42 8QF
MK42 8AZ
MK42 7EL
MK42 7AU
MK42 7EQ
MK42 8ER
MK42 8JQ
MK42 7BF
MK42 7AX
MK42 8EW
MK42 8EY
MK42 8BZ
MK42 7AJ
MK42 8ES
MK42 8HP
MK42 8HA
MK42 7EJ
MK42 8HL

Bedford SMBF

The Bedford exchange has 1,988 commercial and 39,216 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
MK40 1BA
MK40 1BW
MK40 1JY
MK40 1JZ
MK40 2TQ
MK40 1EY
MK40 1AB
MK40 1ZL
MK40 1ET
MK40 1EP
MK40 1PB
MK40 2SR
MK40 1LY
MK40 1NP
MK40 1LA
MK40 1LB
MK40 1JU
MK40 1AH
MK40 1LN
MK40 1LP
MK40 2QX
MK40 2QU
MK40 1LQ
MK40 1LG
MK40 1BS
MK40 1LD
MK40 1NA
MK40 1BP
MK40 1NH
MK40 2SS
MK40 1PN
MK40 2QT
MK40 1YY
MK40 2TG
MK40 1HD
MK40 1EU
MK40 1EX
MK40 1HF
MK40 1LW
MK40 1HQ
MK40 1LH
MK40 1NS
MK40 1EN
MK40 2QZ
MK40 1RG
MK40 1NN
MK40 2TE
MK40 2SZ
MK40 1EZ
MK40 2QY

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.


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.


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.