› Edinburgh's area code is 0131, followed by a seven-digit number. You only need to dial
the 0131 prefix when you are calling Edinburgh from outside the city, or if you're dialling
from a mobile.
› The UK uses the GSM 900/1800 network, which is compatible with the rest of Europe,
Australia and New Zealand, but not with the North American GSM 1900 system or Japan-
ese mobile technology.
› If in doubt, check with your service provider; some North Americans have GSM 1900/
900 phones that will work in the UK.
› Edinburgh has excellent 3G coverage.
International dialling code 00
Edinburgh area code 0131
Mobile phone numbers 07
Local call rate 0845; from UK landlines; 15p to 40p per minute from mobiles
National call rate 0870; from UK landlines; 15p to 40p per minute from mobiles
Premium call rate 09; £1.50 per minute
Toll-free numbers 0800 or 0808; from UK landlines; 15p to 30p per minute from mo-
Making International Calls
› To call abroad from the UK, dial the international access code ( 00), then the area
code (dropping any initial 0) followed by the telephone number.