Telephone Exchange
Cowes Telephone Exchange

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Local Authority = Isle of Wight Council


UK area dialling code (STD code) for the Cowes exchange is 01983

International dialling code for the Cowes exchange is +44 1983 or 0044 1983


The Cowes exchange is in the Isle Of Wight group of exchanges.

16 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.


Cowes


Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
22 Mill Hill Road,
COWES.
PO31 7EB

Cowes -> Isle of Wight -> South East

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Exchange Location



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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the Cowes exchange is SDCWS

Your LLU Services

 Telephone Exchange, Cowes (SDCWS) has been unbundled by TalkTalk

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

  • The Cowes exchange provides fibre services.

21CN WBC

  • This exchange is 21CN WBC enabled

ADSL Max

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

ADSL

  • The Cowes telephone exchange in Isle of Wight was enabled for ADSL in September 2003

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Cowes is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 2.

Historic Fact

  • Before PhONE Day On 16th April 1995, the STD Code For This Exchange Was 0983

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 Cowes Exchange as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' and the 'Stop Sell' date will be September 2023.

LLU services from TalkTalk are available from this exchange TalkTalk

LLU services from Sky are available from this exchange Sky