My old edition of The Phone Book Companion which has been very useful both at home and for personnel use at work before retiring.
Is June 1996 and at under £10 for a new one seems a little bit expensive but could be worth getting as it will be an update to my old it.
I too have the 1998 edition. I was planning to buy the up to date version, until I saw the price. So far as I am concerned £10.00 is simply an unrealistic price, and I shall not be buying it.
It serves to confirm my view that BT is very good at supplying services at an inflated price.
I have the 1998 edition of this book which has been well thumbed as the family have found it useful. Since purchasing it a number of changes have occurred and I am now purchasing this current edition which should be equally well used. A useful book indeed!
An invaluable little book. Very informative and easy to use. A winner as far as content is concerned. But the price! The basic price of £4.00 is fair enough, but the final price after adding VAT and postage is £7.57, which represents an effective 90% mark up. What a rip-off...
There are errors in the book which are leading to confusion in phone bills.
The only prefixes for Hanley Swan are 01684310 & 01684311. The following are wrongly listed. 0168456 - 68
0168461, 0168484, 0168486, 0168488-89.
These should be MALVERN not Hanley Swan!
Very disappointed with the edition recently ordered. Twice the price of my old 2001 edition but only 16 pages of codes compared to 177 pages in 2001 and so much less detail. What a rip off.
Purchased this item to replace and update the 1999 edition and when received what appears to be a supplementary version with no sub codes available, even for your own area code.
I have a 1994 edition of The phone Book companion and I thought I would buy an up-to-date version. I ordered The Phone Book Companion at a cost of £5 but have had delivered The Phone Book Code Companion.
I am very disappointed as my original copy had 296 pages and the Code companion is a very thin book of 24 pages and my previous copy gave the codes mostly 7 or 8 figures down to the local exchange but the new book probably better described as a leaflet only gives the codes to 5 figures i.e. the main exchange.
I feel I have not been supplied with what I ordered and will be putting in a strong complaint. with a view to the correct book "The Phone Book Companion" being supplied or a full refund.
The 2011 edition is presumably an addition to the 1998 volume. It lists towns and areas then provides the code number. While this may be useful (very occasionally) I can't think why, the 1998 edition is far more beneficial as it provides the codes in numerical order making it easier to trace callers. I have never found any use for this extended edition of 31 pages and hence low scoring. There is a need for an updated 1998 edition at a reasonable price.