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Call costs guide

Vintage telephoneIf you’re confused by telephone call charges or don’t know your 0300 from your 0845 numbers, then we have the perfect guide for you.

There are so many different types of phone number these days that it can be hard keeping tabs on how much they cost to call.

Our guide looks at some of the common numbers in use today, what they are used for and how much it costs to call them from a BT landline.

You can then download the guide, print it off and keep it by your phone so that you’ve always got the facts at your fingertips.

0844, 0845 and 0870 costs

The guide gives you the lowdown on geographic numbers – numbers beginning 01 or 02 – as well as 03 numbers, which many organisations now use as an alternative to more expensive 08 numbers.

There’s also information on 030 numbers –used by not for profit organisations – and 07 mobile numbers and 070 personal numbers.

Ofcom is proposing major changes to how telephone numbers are charged.

This includes making 080 (Freephone) numbers free from all telephones. At present some phone companies, such as mobile providers, charge for calls to such numbers.

Find out more here

The guide explains all about 08 numbers, ranging from 0800 numbers – which are free to call from a landline – to 0843, 0844 and 0845 numbers, as well as 0870 numbers.

Premium rate numbers

Finally the guide will tell you how much you can expect to pay if you call the more expensive 0871/2/3 numbers and premium rate 09 numbers.

The prices in the guide are based on the cost of calls from a BT landline and other providers’ prices may vary.

Calls from mobiles will almost always be higher and you should check the costs of calls with your provider

Download our guide to telephone numbering (Prices correct as of 12/08/2013)

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