UK Area Code information for Port Ellen

Port Ellen Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01496 area code to service Port Ellen and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Port Ellen Exchange Information

Port Ellen WSPOE

The Port Ellen exchange has 50 commercial and 582 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
PA42 7DR
PA42 7DF
PA42 7DQ
PA42 7DG
PA42 7BB
PA42 7AY
PA42 7DT
PA42 7BD
PA60 7YL
PA42 7BF
PA42 7DN
PA42 7DP
PA42 7BU
PA42 7DJ
PA42 7DL
PA42 7AG
PA42 7EN
PA42 7EP
PA42 7BE
PA42 7BL
PA42 7BG
PA42 7BJ
PA42 7DW
PA42 7BY
PA42 7BH
PA42 7BW
PA42 7ER
PA42 7BS
PA42 7BP
PA42 7BT
PA42 7BQ
PA42 7BX
PA42 7EL
PA42 7BN
PA42 7EH
PA42 7EJ
PA42 7AJ
PA42 7AF
PA42 7BZ
PA42 7DA
PA42 7AH
PA42 7DH
PA42 7BA
PA42 7AL
PA42 7DS
PA42 7AT
PA42 7DU
PA42 7AW
PA42 7AZ
PA42 7EX

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.