UK Area Code information for Minehead

Minehead Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01643 area code to service Minehead and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Minehead

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Minehead comprises postcodes covering roughly 4,195km2 containing 485 commercial properties and 5,558 domestic properties.

Minehead Exchange Information

Minehead WWMINE

The Minehead exchange has 485 commercial and 5,558 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;
TA24 8AB
TA24 8AA
TA24 5AB
TA24 5AA
TA24 9AR
TA24 9BZ
TA24 9DA
TA24 9DB
TA24 9AX
TA24 9BE
TA24 9BG
TA24 5YE
TA24 5YR
TA24 8ZX
TA24 7WX
TA24 7WZ
TA24 5YS
TA24 8WA
TA24 8ZY
TA24 8YZ
TA24 8BE
TA24 6YU
TA24 7YY
TA24 7ZY
TA24 6YZ
TA24 6ZX
TA24 5YA
TA24 6TL
TA24 9BW
TA24 9BX
TA24 9BY
TA24 9BH
TA24 9BQ
TA24 9BS
TA24 9BT
TA24 9BR
TA24 9BJ
TA24 9BL
TA24 9BN
TA24 9AY
TA24 9AZ
TA24 9BF
TA24 9BD
TA24 9BA
TA24 9BB
TA24 9AB
TA24 9AD
TA24 9AE
TA24 9AT
TA24 9AW

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.