Telephone Exchange
Balfour Telephone Exchange

No Fibre At The Balfour Exchange!

Unfortunately fibre services are not available to customers connected to the Balfour telephone exchange at present. Please look out for upgrades by Openreach to your services in the future.

ADSL services are available with speeds up to 18Mbps, dependant on the line distance from the Balfour exchange to your property. ADSL suppliers include BT, Plusnet, John Lewis Broadband & ee Unlimited Broadband


Local Authority = Orkney Islands Council


UK area dialling code (STD code) for the Balfour exchange is 01856

International dialling code for the Balfour exchange is +44 1856 or 0044 1856


The Balfour exchange is in the Orkney group of exchanges.

17 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.


Balfour


Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
Balfour,
ORKNEY.
KW17 2EA

Balfour -> Orkney Islands -> Scotland

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Exchange Location



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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the Balfour exchange is NSBFR

Static IP Address

  • Plusnet offer their broadband customers the option of a "Static IP Address" for a one off charge of just £5. Make reliable VoIP calls, run a server, host a website or monitor CCTV remotely with a "Static IP Address" from Plusnet

Fibre To The Cabinet

  • This exchange does not offer fibre services at the moment.

21CN WBC

  • This exchange has not been 21CN WBC enabled

ADSL Max

  • The Balfour exchange has been enabled for ADSL Max since March 2006

ADSL

  • The Balfour telephone exchange in Orkney Islands was enabled for ADSL in December 2005

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Balfour is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 1.

Historic Fact

  • Before PhONE Day On 16th April 1995, the STD Code For This Exchange Was 0856 71

PSTN Network Switch Off In 2025

The first stage Openreach propose to facilitate the retirement of their public switched telephone network (PSTN) is to issue 'Stop Sell' dates for specific telephone exchanges. Once a 'Stop Sell' date has passed, communication providers (CP's) will be unable to order any copper based products if a fibre solution is available at the customer's premises. Accepted fibre solutions include FTTP and SOGEA/SOGFast.

Impacted product and services that will be unavailable beyond a 'Stop Sell' date include WLR3 analogue, ISDN 2, ISDN 30, LLU SMPF, SLU SMPF, Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.

Openreach have identified 384 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach have not identified the Balfour Exchange as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' and the 'Stop Sell' date will be September 2023.

TalkTalk LLU Services are not available TalkTalk

Sky LLU Services are not available Sky