How much does it cost to call this number?

What do 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0871, 0300 and 0330 charge?

Many of our customers and clients ask us, "How much will it cost to call this number?" when they're debating whether to buy an 0800 number, obtain one of our free 0844 numbers, or to purchase an 01 02 local number from us.

This, of course, is an important question because it can ultimately determine whether your customers choose to call you or a competitor.

So, here is a summary of what charges you can expect to pay for certain numbers. The information is accurate as of Ofcom's pricing update, dated 18th of July, 2012.
 

0800 numbers, 0808 numbers and freephone numbers

Number holder call charges
Landline: 3p per minute

Mobile: 8p per minue

Caller charges
Calls to an 0800 number from a landline: Free of charge

Calls to an 0800 number from a mobile: Up to 31p per minute
 

0844 numbers and fixed rate numbers

Number holder call charges
Landline: Free of charge

Mobile: Free of charge

Caller charges
Calls to an 0844 number from a landline: 5p per minute (other 0844 numbers vary between 1p and 13p per minute)

Calls to an 0844 number from a mobile: Between 15p and 41p per minute (network dependent)
 

0845 numbers and local rate numbers

Number holder call charges
Landline: Free of charge

Mobile: 8p per minute

Caller charges
Calls to an 0845 number from a landline: Between 1p and 10.5p per minute (network dependent)

Calls to an 0845 number from a mobile: Between 12p and 41p per minute (network dependent)
 

0871 fixed rate

Number holder call charges
Landline: Free of charge

Mobile: Free of charge

Caller charges
Calls to an 0871 number from a landline: 10p per minute (other 0844 numbers vary between 5p and 12.5p per minute)

Calls to an 0871 number from a mobile: Between 25p and 41p per minute (network dependent)

0300 numbers and 0330 numbers

Number holder call charges
Landline: 1p per minute

Mobile: 8p per minute

Caller charges
Calls to an 0300 number or 0330 number from a landline: Between 2p and 10p per minute (network dependent)

Calls to an 0300 number or 0330 number from a mobile: Between 10p and 40p per minute (network dependent)

Calls to 0300 numbers and 0330 numbers DO come out of inclusive minutes, common place on mobile phone contracts and many landline packages.

 

01 and 02 local numbers

Number holder call charges
Landline: 2p per minute

Mobile: 8p per minute

Caller charges
Calls to an 01 or 02 local number from a landline: Between 2p and 10p per minute (network dependent)

Calls to an 01 or 02 local number from a mobile: Between 10p and 40p per minute (network dependent)

Calls 01 or 02 local numbers DO come out of inclusive minutes, common place on mobile phone contracts and many landline packages.


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