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The former Reading area code had already been changed once, by adding a "1" directly after the initial zero as a part of Ph ONEday in 1995. It is used for the third tier of large cities and for Northern Ireland, and was formed as a part of the Big Number Change in 2000.
The new area code is much shorter than the old one, and begins 02 unlike the previous 01 area codes.
Just short of 581 areas use this format, and the area codes range from 01200 to 01998.
By April 2010 this had reduced to 324 ranges in 40 codes, with the same number still in November 2012. This is the geographic number format for the first round of five large cities moved to all figure dialling in the 1960s, and subsequently also used in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, eastern County Durham and south-eastern Northumberland from the 1980s onwards.
Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom are administered by the UK government's Office of Communications (Ofcom).
For this purpose Ofcom established a telephone numbering plan, known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, which is the system for assigning telephone numbers to subscriber stations.
Five of these were moved in 1995 as a part of Ph ONEday, with Reading then following a year later.
At the time of the change, an extra digit was added to the subscriber number.
The overall structure of the UK's National Numbering Plan is: In the United Kingdom, area codes are two, three, four, or, rarely, five digits long (after the initial zero).