Domestic telephone lines in Aberystwyth can be ordered from either BT or a range of competitors who use the same 'Openreach' network. There are no alternative cable television and phone companies in Aberystwyth.
All UK mobile networks have good coverage within the town, although provision in the outlying areas may vary by operator.
To take over an existing phone line or have a new line installed, contact your choice of phone company. This could be BT, or one of the many other firms offering similar services.
In theory, all of Aberystwyth should be able to receive broadband (ADSL) services. With all the 01970 area exchanges offering broadband, the only major limitation should be an overly-long or poor quality phone line.
A range of providers are available, although not quite as many as in major urban areas.
There are no plans for BT Infinity fibre-optic broadband to be made available at any of the Aberystwyth area telephone exchanges during 2013.
BT public phone boxes that accept cash or credit cards are available in a few places around the town. See the Aberystwyth Payphone Map for locations.
The area code for Aberystwyth is 01970.
To call Aberystwyth numbers from abroad dial your country's international access code followed by 44, then the full UK number omitting the leading zero. For example:
Telephone numbers in Aberystwyth are usually arranged as follows:
|Initial digits||Used for|
|(01970) 61||BT: Aberystwyth exchange|
|(01970) 62||BT: Aberystwyth exchange|
|(01970) 63||BT: Aberystwyth exchange|
|(01970) 65||BT: Featurenet (large business users)|
|(01970) 82||BT: Bow Street exchange|
|(01970) 831||BT: Talybont exchange|
|(01970) 832||BT: Talybont exchange|
|(01970) 833||BT: Aberystwyth exchange|
|(01970) 87||BT: Borth exchange|
|(01970) 88||BT: Capel Bangor exchange|
|(01970) 89||BT: Ponterwyd exchange|
BT numbers may also be used by other phone companies who deliver their service over BT's network.
Various other numbers are also in use, but mostly for VOIP phones or business use.
The following area codes are also in use around Aberystwyth: