The Cost to Call 08 Numbers; 0800, 0844, 0845, 0870, 03, 0300, 0843, 09 Virtual Numbers
UK call rates, tariffs, charges, the price to call 0844, 0300, 0330, 0845, 0870, 0370, 0345, 0843, 0800, 0808, or 09 numbers from UK landline & UK mobile networks;
Cost to call 0844 numbers are charged at the same 'low call rate' of between 0 to 7p ( so either 0p, 1p, 2p, 3p, 4p, 5p, 6p or 7p/min) at all times from all networks (plus the networks access charge).
Mobile callers using EE or Vodafone or 02 or 3 networks are also charged an access charge per minute when calling 08 or 09 numbers, this access charge is applied in addition to the up to 7p/min 08 rate, this is charged on a per minute rate (45p is the access charge on EE, is this the highest access charge).
Cost to call 0845 numbers, are also charged at the same ‘call rates' of between 0 to 7p at all times from all networks plus the networks access charge).Some BT domestic customers however do get 0845 included in minute bundles - so maybe charged less - i.e at the same rate to call an 01 or 02 number. Calls from the mobile networks to 0845 are charged at same rates as 0844 & 0843 now i.e between also 0p to 7p/minute depending upon the 0845 ( so either 0p, 1p, 2p, 3p, 4p, 5p, 6p or 7p/min) the rate was chosen by the number range holder for each 0845 range so end users had no say in the matter. Our advice is to call your mobile provider & ask them why they are charging you such a high access charge to connect to 08 & 09 numbers in addition, see if they can give you a valid explanation?
Cost to call 0843 numbers are just the same as 0844 are also charged at the same ‘0844 call rates' of between 0 to 7p at all times from all networks (plus the networks access charge). Cost to call 0870 numbers was originally charged at 'national rate', which was pre-deregulation of the telecoms market; 6.7p at peak time,now are all different rates between 0 to 13p/min at all times from all networks (plus the networks access charge).
On 1st August 2009 Ofcom made changes to 0870 to end revenue share. Following the 1st July 2015 changes now 0870 number users often have to pay per minute but some 0870 numbers, priced at 13p/minute do offer a revenue again. Make your mind up Ofcom.
0870 Change to Pricing - 1st August 2009 & 1st July 2015
Since the changes to Ofcom legislation on 0870 numbers in 2009, businesses using 0870 numbers usually now have to pay per minute to receive calls on the 1p or 2p rate 0870 numbers, this is the same with some 0845 numbers. If the owner of the 0870 range changes the number by one digit to 0370 all 0370 calls to these numbers would be charged at the same rate as 01, 02 number.
Cost to call an 0800 or 0808 numbers is free when called from any UK landline or mobile network (Ofcom made 0800/0808 free to call from mobile networks in July 2015).
Prior to July 2015 mobile callers were charged to call a 0800 or 0808 number where the owner of the number was still charged to receive the call, this has now gone, in UK all Freephone calls are free from all UK networks.
Calls to UK Mobiles from within the UK made from a UK landline can cost the caller up to 20p/minute at peak time, so calling any 08 number may not be quite as expensive as you thought.
Owners of 0870 & 0845 can secure the 0370 & 0345 equivalents. Owners on 03 numbers have to pay per minute to allow the call to be discounted for caller. All UK mobile networks price 03 at same as 01 or 02 so whilst they are still are still charging/minute inclusive bundles minutes includes 03 numbers.
Cost to call 0300, 0330, 0333, 0370, 0345 numbers (any 03 number) are the same price as calling an 01 or 02 landline even from mobiles.08UK Summary
Don't blame the 08 number for the prices mobile networks charge, this is not the 08 numbers fault, nor does the owner of the 08 number benefit from the much higher mobile charges. Question why are the mobile networks charging you so much.Giff-Gaff’s access Charge is 10p/minute, so why is EE’s 45p/minute? It is a common miss-conception to blame the 08, blame your mobile network provider whom are charging way more than is required. We urge you to ask the mobile network supplying your service why they are charging you so much?
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