UK Area Code information for Cheltenham

Cheltenham Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01242 area code to service Cheltenham and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Cheltenham

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Cheltenham comprises postcodes covering roughly 28,889km2 containing 2,594 commercial properties and 48,577 domestic properties.

Cheltenham Exchange Information

Shurdington SSSHN

The Shurdington exchange has 56 commercial and 1,556 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
GL51 5XF
GL51 4XF
GL51 5XW
GL51 4GW
GL51 4XW
GL51 5XQ
GL51 4TG
GL51 5TG
GL51 4XQ
GL51 5TF
GL51 4TF
GL51 5TH
GL51 4TH
GL51 5TJ
GL51 4TJ
GL51 4XP
GL51 5XP
GL51 4GQ
GL51 4XB
GL51 5XB
GL51 4TQ
GL51 5GB
GL51 4GA
GL51 5GA
GL51 5TQ
GL51 5UR
GL51 4UR
GL51 4UN
GL51 4XA
GL51 5TB
GL51 4TB
GL51 4TD
GL51 5TD
GL51 5XJ
GL51 4TE
GL51 5TE
GL51 4SH
GL51 5SH
GL51 5SQ
GL51 4SQ
GL51 5SZ
GL51 4SZ
GL51 5XA
GL51 5TA
GL51 4TA
GL51 4SF
GL51 5SG
GL51 4SG
GL51 5SF
GL51 4SJ

Cheltenham SSCMN

The Cheltenham exchange has 2,594 commercial and 48,577 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
GL50 1BA
GL50 1QX
GL50 1TQ
GL50 1QZ
GL50 1TN
GL50 1RQ
GL50 1TH
GL50 1RH
GL50 1TZ
GL50 1ZJ
GL50 1ZN
GL50 1ZR
GL50 1ZS
GL50 1ZW
GL50 1ZX
GL50 1UQ
GL50 1TT
GL50 1TJ
GL50 1XS
GL50 1XX
GL50 1TP
GL50 1TW
GL50 1TL
GL50 1UH
GL50 1AZ
GL50 1ZA
GL50 1ZG
GL50 1PE
GL50 1TD
GL50 1QH
GL50 1QJ
GL50 1QN
GL50 1QY
GL50 1RB
GL50 1RE
GL50 1XN
GL50 1QA
GL50 1NJ
GL50 1QP
GL50 1QS
GL50 1QT
GL50 1YJ
GL50 1YL
GL50 1YS
GL50 1YU
GL50 1XT
GL50 1QU
GL50 1BB
GL50 1TG
GL50 1RL

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.