UK Area Code information for Tain

Tain Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01862 area code to service Tain and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Tain Exchange Information


The Tain exchange has 177 commercial and 1,860 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
IV19 1PR
IV19 1PS
IV19 1PT
IV19 1DX
IV19 1JL
IV19 1JJ
IV19 1JN
IV19 1JT
IV19 1DF
IV19 1NJ
IV19 1DE
IV19 1DD
IV19 1DG
IV19 1NW
IV19 1JS
IV19 1JW
IV19 1NN
IV19 1ES
IV19 1EX
IV19 1AU
IV19 1ER
IV19 1DT
IV19 1AX
IV19 1NT
IV19 1EY
IV19 1BY
IV19 1JP
IV19 1EU
IV19 1NU
IV19 1BX
IV19 1JR
IV19 1DA
IV19 1DL
IV19 1DS
IV19 1PP
IV19 1GB
IV19 1AT
IV19 1ET
IV19 1HB
IV19 1DH
IV19 1BZ
IV19 1HA
IV19 1YH
IV19 1WA
IV19 1EP
IV19 1DU
IV19 1AW
IV19 1RL
IV19 1DB
IV19 1BU

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.