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BT Exchanges



 
 
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Old September 4th 08, 12:12 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Chris Dent
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Default BT Exchanges

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? For
example, name? location? coverage?

Many thanks.

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Old September 4th 08, 02:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
systemtek
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Default BT Exchanges

On 4 Sep, 12:12, "Chris Dent" wrote:
I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? *For
example, *name? location? *coverage?

Many thanks.


Take a look here for exchange list :

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/exchange/index.html

Thanks
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Old September 4th 08, 06:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Wilson
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Default BT Exchanges

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? For
example, name? location? coverage?


samknows.com ?
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Old September 4th 08, 07:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jasper
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Default BT Exchanges

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 18:56:46 +0100, Colin Wilson
o.uk wrote:

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? For
example, name? location? coverage?


samknows.com ?



Sam knows everything :-)

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Old September 7th 08, 01:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default BT Exchanges



systemtek wrote:
On 4 Sep, 12:12, "Chris Dent" wrote:

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? For
example, name? location? coverage?

Many thanks.



Take a look here for exchange list :

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/exchange/index.html

Thanks


Just browsing a bit of the link, looks like teh first 2 letters are the
area i.e. LN=London SW=South West EA=East Anglia
Then the rest of the letters are similar to teh town name

Mike

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Old September 7th 08, 01:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
George Weston
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Default BT Exchanges


"m" wrote in message
...


systemtek wrote:
On 4 Sep, 12:12, "Chris Dent" wrote:

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and wonder
whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with MDFIDs ES21C,
ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD, SWPLAYD, SWSKY and THASW? For
example, name? location? coverage?

Many thanks.



Take a look here for exchange list :

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/exchange/index.html

Thanks


Just browsing a bit of the link, looks like teh first 2 letters are the
area i.e. LN=London SW=South West EA=East Anglia
Then the rest of the letters are similar to teh town name

Mike


SW is South Wales
West of England is WW
I used to work for BT many moons ago and can recognise the old superseded BT
"District" names in the exchange codes, from the days when BT was regionally
managed.
e.g. SS = Severnside (Bristol/Glos), WW = Westward (Devon & Cornwall), etc.
In those days, you'd ring your local office if you wanted something - and
were answered by someone who knew your area well.
Then they went national, closed down their district offices and did away
with a local presence and an accountable local management structure.
The result is the anonymous conglomerate that exists today.
;-(

George


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Old September 8th 08, 05:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Chris Dent
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Default BT Exchanges

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread so far:

-----Original Message-----
From: George Weston ]

SW is South Wales
West of England is WW
I used to work for BT many moons ago and can recognise the old
superseded BT "District" names in the exchange codes, from the days
when BT was regionally managed.
e.g. SS = Severnside (Bristol/Glos), WW = Westward (Devon & Cornwall),


etc.


Thanks George, I think you have it. Please correct my guesses where
applicable:

London
CL City of London (includes some exchanges south of the river e.g.
Bermondsey) LN London North LS London South LW London West WE West End
WR Westminster

Midlands
CM Central Midlands
EM East Midlands
WM West Midlands

North East
MY Mid? Yorkshire (all of Yorks except South) NE North East SL
Sheffield? (Derbys, Lincs and South Yorks)

North West
LC Lancashire
LV Liverpool
MR Manchester

Northern Home Counties
EA East Anglia
SM South Midlands? (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants, Oxon, Warwicks TH
Thames Valley

Northern Ireland
NI Northern Ireland

Scotland
ES East Scotland
NS North Scotland
WS West Scotland

Southern Home Counties (Downs areas also cover Kent) ND North Downs SD
South Downs (Portsmouth and East) ST South (Southampton, Bournemouth,
etc.)

Wales and West
SS SEVERNSIDE (previous guess: Somerset) SW South Wales WN North Wales
WW WESTWARD (previous guess: West Country)

Chris

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Old September 9th 08, 11:35 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Chris Dent
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Default BT Exchanges

In case anybody is still interested, in fact I got the answer to my
district question elsewhere. The exchange codes start with a 2-char
code representing BT districts (October 1985):

Central Midlands CM
East Midlands EM
North and West Midlands WM
Lancs and Cumbria LC
Liverpool LV
Manchester MR
Mid-Yorkshire MY
North East NE
Sheffield and Lincoln SL
Anglian Coastal AC
South Midlands and Chilterns SM
Thameswey TH
Northern Ireland NI
East of Scotland ES
North of Scotland NS
West of Scotland WS
North Downs and Weald ND
Solent ST
South Downs SD
North Wales and the Marches WN
Severnside SS
South Wales SW
Westward WW
Mid-Anglia MA

London Centre CT
London City CY
London East EA
London North NO
London North West NW
London North Central NC
London South Central SC
London South SO
Lodon South West WI
Lodon South East SE
London West WE

In 1987 London was simplified to:
CL City of London
LN Northern
LS Southern
WE West End (previous label, London West)
LW Western
WR Westminster

Additionally, it *seems* AC and MA jointly became the recycled EA (label
probably now East Anglia).

Thaks once again to all who took an interest.
Chris



-----Original Message-----
From: George Weston ]
Posted At: 07 September 2008 13:24
Posted To: uk.telecom.broadband
Conversation: BT Exchanges
Subject: BT Exchanges



"m" wrote in message
...


systemtek wrote:
On 4 Sep, 12:12, "Chris Dent"

wrote:

I am currently looking at telephone number exchange mapping and
wonder whether anyone may know anything about BT exchanges with
MDFIDs ES21C, ES21CX, LN21C, LN21CY, LWXEK, SWCLOUD,

SWPLAYD, SWSKY
and THASW? For example, name? location? coverage?

Many thanks.


Take a look here for exchange list :

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/exchange/index.html

Thanks


Just browsing a bit of the link, looks like teh first 2 letters are
the area i.e. LN=London SW=South West EA=East Anglia Then

the rest of
the letters are similar to teh town name

Mike


SW is South Wales
West of England is WW
I used to work for BT many moons ago and can recognise the
old superseded BT "District" names in the exchange codes,
from the days when BT was regionally managed.
e.g. SS = Severnside (Bristol/Glos), WW = Westward (Devon &
Cornwall), etc.
In those days, you'd ring your local office if you wanted
something - and were answered by someone who knew your area well.
Then they went national, closed down their district offices
and did away with a local presence and an accountable local
management structure.
The result is the anonymous conglomerate that exists today.
;-(

George



 




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