UK Area Code information for Bideford

Bideford Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01237 area code to service Bideford and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Bideford

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Bideford comprises postcodes covering roughly 8,696km2 containing 639 commercial properties and 13,517 domestic properties.

Bideford Exchange Information

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The Bideford exchange has 639 commercial and 13,517 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
EX39 3JA
EX39 3HT
EX39 2DG
EX39 3HX
EX39 2NJ
EX39 3HY
EX39 3HU
EX39 3JD
EX39 2AS
EX39 3JB
EX39 2NH
EX39 2DD
EX39 2AP
EX39 2AW
EX39 2AH
EX39 3AA
EX39 2AN
EX39 2RS
EX39 3HZ
EX39 2AR
EX39 2DF
EX39 3AB
EX39 2JY
EX39 3JE
EX39 2NX
EX39 2DE
EX39 2NR
EX39 2NY
EX39 2NQ
EX39 2DQ
EX39 3AJ
EX39 2DH
EX39 2AT
EX39 3JG
EX39 2EA
EX39 3AE
EX39 2LB
EX39 2JN
EX39 2NW
EX39 3JF
EX39 2DS
EX39 2JJ
EX39 2NT
EX39 3JJ
EX39 2DP
EX39 2BA
EX39 2DB
EX39 2QF
EX39 2JW
EX39 2DJ

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.