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The Isle of Wight 01983 Area Code (Isle of Wight Dialling Code)

The 01983 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Isle of Wight area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01983 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Isle of Wight area code is (01983) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01983 Area Code?

The Isle of Wight 01983 dialling code is situated in the county of Isle of Wight in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01983 Isle of Wight dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01983 Isle of Wight dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01983 dialling code.

Phoning the 01983 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1983).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441983
Europe00441983
Australia0011441983

Origins of the 01983 Isle of Wight Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0983.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01983 area was WT3. The first two characters are taken from the letters W and T in isle of WighT. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 9, 8 and 3.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01983 Isle of Wight area code
An old rotary dial for the 01983 Isle of Wight area code.

Map of the 01983 Isle of Wight dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01983 Isle of Wight phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01983 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01983 Isle of Wight area code
Map of the 01983 Isle of Wight area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Isle of Wight 01983-Isle of Wight dialling Code

Bembridge
Brading
Brighstone
Cowes
East Cowes
Freshwater
Godshill (Isle of Wight)
Nettlestone
Newchurch
Newport (Isle of Wight)
Niton
Ryde
Sandown
Shanklin
St Helens
Ventnor
Wootton (Isle of Wight)
Wroxall
Yarmouth

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Isle of Wight 01983-Isle of Wight dialling Code

Newport (SDNWPRT) Isle of Wight
Cowes (SDCWS) Isle of Wight
Ryde (SDRYD) Isle of Wight
Wootton Bridge (SDWTTNB) Isle of Wight
Bembridge (SDBMBRD) Isle of Wight
Sandown (SDSNDWN) Isle of Wight
Shanklin (SDSHNKL) Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SDVNTNR) Isle of Wight
Niton (SDNTN) Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SDFRSHW) Isle of Wight
Yarmouth (SDYRMTH) Isle of Wight