The 01697 area code is used for Brampton (County of Cumbria) and the areas directly surrounding Brampton, which includes 7 distinct locations. Most 01697 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 Brampton area.
Previously, the area used 06977 as their area code. This changed in April 1995 during the phONEday event, where it was changed to the 01697 area code to accommodate the growing population and supplement the shrinking supply of phone numbers in Cumbria.
Phone Book extract (89KB JPG)Listings from 2018
showing the code correctly listed as 016977.
Usenet thread from uk.telecomDiscussion about issues relating to numbering in this area.
Cost of calling 01697 numbers
Typically, calls to the 01697 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.