The 02879 area code is used for Magherafelt (County of Londonderry) and the areas directly surrounding Magherafelt, which includes 7 distinct locations. Most 02879 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 Magherafelt area.
Previously, the area used 01648 as their area code. This changed in April 2000 during The Big Number Change, where it was changed to the 02879 area code to accommodate the growing population and supplement the shrinking supply of phone numbers in Londonderry.
Cost of calling 02879 numbers
Typically, calls to the 02879 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.