So 0238 should actually be written 023 8, although it makes no difference when dialling the number. For more information on 023 numbers, see the page for the 023 area code
The 023 area code covers Portsmouth and Southampton and the surrounding area.
023 numbers can also be based in the following locations near to Portsmouth and Southampton:
Please note that an 023 number does not necessarily come from one of these locations, although the majority do.
People or businesses based outside of this geographical location may still register 023 numbers.
This is often done to give the impression of having a local presence.
Have you been called by a number beginning 023?
To get more information on a full number beginning 023, click here.
Phone numbers beginning 023 are geographic numbers.
When calling from a land line, calls to 023 numbers can cost up to 10p per minute, dependent on the
time of day, and there is usually also a call set-up fee.
When calling from mobile phones, calls to these numbers cost between 10p and 40p per minute.
Most land line operators offer inclusive call packages which allow calls free at certain times of the day, or at all times, and most mobile companies include free any-time minutes in the monthly contract payment, or a bundle of minutes for a reduced cost in the form of a top-up credit.
Codes near to the 023 area code: