The 01688 area code is used for Isle of Mull - Tobermory (Council of Argyll and Bute) and the areas directly surrounding Isle of Mull - Tobermory, which includes 3 distinct locations. Most 01688 numbers are used for landlines. However, they can also be purchased by companies or organizations to be used for services that don’t have any connection to the Isle of Mull - Tobermory area.
Previously, the area used 0688 as their area code. This changed in April 1995 during the phONEday event, where it was changed to the 01688 area code to accommodate the growing population and supplement the shrinking supply of phone numbers in Argyll and Bute.
Cost of calling 01688 numbers
Typically, calls to the 01688 area code are very affordable and are some of the cheapest apart from freephone numbers. During peak times when calling from a landing, expect to pay between 10p to 12p per minute. In the evening or on the weekend, it will cost you between 5p and 10p per minute. If you are calling from a mobile phone, these costs increase to 30p to 50p per minute.