03, 09 numbers are from a special range of UK numbers called Non Geographic
Numbers (NGN) they can also be known as special rate service numbers.
01/02 Numbers are called UK landline numbers we can offer virtual landline
numbers that are not linked to a location. NGN numbers allow you to direct
calls to any other number or to a range of destination numbers in any
Within the 08, 09, or 03 ranges different price plans/charges apply
to the caller depending upon which number range they choose & exactly
which number they call from within that range. For example 0844 is described
by Ofcom as a Low Call rate number. To call any 0844 number you pay
a 'Low Call Rate' of up to 5p/minute from a BT landline.
01/02 numbers are the most common numbers known as landline numbers.
We can now offer virtual landline numbers which as there name suggests
are not linked to a physical line & location (like most landline
numbers) so calls to these numbers can be routed to anywhere in the
UK or abroad.
offer phone number that are virtual number so do not exist 'on a line'
and so do not have a specific location. Such virtual numbers are used
to control where a call routes too normally to a range of location/lines
or can route the calls it receives to a number of destinations telephone
numbers. An 08 is a national business number so using one gives your company
a corporate national image, instead of a regional domesticated.
I believe we can receive a revenue from 084 or 0871/2 number, is that
Yes, you can receive anything from a 1p/minute up to 6p/minute, dependant
totally upon on the number itself and the also crucial the amount of
minutes of calls you receive as a minute total each month.
always, we can offer 30 days rolling notice, however a 24 or 36 month
term is most common.
we can offer a large range of 08 or 03 or 09 Numbers with no charge, however,
we do have Gold 08 Number, Gold 03 Number, Gold 09 Numbers (e.g try memorable
0844 numbers) available and there is a set up charge for these sought
after numbers. Some features or services are chargeable more advanced
features like the implementation operation of for instance call recording,
voicemail, network queuing, complex area routing or when routing to a
that is easy once the call plan is built correctly. The destination can
be changed as many times as you require, this could be done straight away
by our 08UK operations team as a one off favour but day to day would done
by end user logging in via a web portal. Similarly the % for the % routing
feature once it is applied to the call plan can be altered with immediate
affect any time of the day.
month we will produce a report which we then send to you, if you have
achieved our minimum minutes required. This clearly shows calls and with
it minutes received on your 0844 or 0871 numbers. If payment is due you
then simply send your invoice to us.
numbers are from a special yes new range of numbers namely Non Geographic
Numbers and were released by Ofcom as a new number choice for organisations
to use. Such (NGN) numbers are virtual numbers starting with 08, 03 or
09. Such numbers allow you to direct a callers experience to your chosen
feature & routing them to various landlines or a mobile number anywhere
in the UK or in the world. The caller pays a nominal rate to call an 03
number (the same rate that they would be charged to call an 01 or 02 landline
number, including crucially from mobiles). 03 numbers are not free-phone
nor are they premium rate numbers, they are UK local rate numbers. The
owner of the 03 number has to pay to receive calls per minute to discount
the cost to the caller. 03 numbers will promote more calls.
that's right certain 03 numbers exist but rules state who can use a 030;
0300 & 0303 numbers
Public Sector such as government and health and non-profit organisations
Available for general use.
0345 & 0845 numbers
0345 numbers are intended to replace the existing 0845 numbers i.e user
will be entitled to the equivalent 0345.
0370 & 0870 numbers
As 037 is intended to replace the existing 0870 numbers i.e. 0870 users
will be entitled to secure their equivalent 0370 number.
is now a premium rate service at up to 10p/minute, good for revenue.
0844 is a low call rate of up to only 5p/minute for landline callers,
a good balanced choice.
0845 has description issues and will be changing soon. 0845 number owners
will have to pay/minute soon.
The exact 0345 is available to all 0845 owners. Similarly 0370 is also
now viable for users of 0870.
0800 is a freephone - but is (not yet) a free call nor is included in
mobile bundle packages.
Surely the best for all callers is a 03 number, they pay a small figure
irrespective of which network & number owners pay a small figure too
per minute to receive the calls.
Once you have confirmed which number you would like, the 0* number can
often be put live straight away usually within the same day.
No always No
absolutely. Calls from landlines are charged at fairly accurate rates
dependent upon the various numbers and price range being called. All who
do quote BT rates as other networks do vary especially mobile networks.
No calls from mobiles are free (not even free phone 0800 numbers - not
yet anyway) but calls to virtual 01/02 or 03 numbers are included in UK
mobile minute packages. UK call credit would be required to make a 01/02
or 03 call from a pay-as-you-go mobile handset albeit at a very low rate.
absolutely - in theory anyway. All numbers should work, but in truth sometimes
some don't on some countries networks - this is usually temporary &
this can be reported to that company whom of course should be keen to
sort this out for you to spend more with them. No logical rule applies
as to which and from where, it all depends upon how up to date their UK
telephone range list is. Similar rules apply to calls made from any mobile
anywhere in the world. Provided that the network in that country has the
numbers properly configured, the 08, 03, 09 or 01/02 numbers will connect.
It is the responsibility of each telecom company to ensure numbers work
when calling from their network, so is not under our control.
of course (usually no additional charge), we offer this as part of our
service to those that required this useful tool. The online web account
allows you to also view advanced calls statistical reports. We can also
just as easy make changes for you, free of charge, all you need to do
is call us or email during normal working hours. We also have a support
line which during the day puts you straight through to our operations
We make our money through the calls you receive on your numbers. When
a customer calls you, the few pence that they pay cover's our costs so
there are no additional charges to the number owner.
your existing setup is not affected in any way by having a virtual number
pointed to your landline. The virtual number simply routes calls to that
number, to your landline, it just sits on top of your existing
service. If the landline number is dialled directly it will still work
as normal. You can even have multiple NGN numbers pointed to the same
landline number. Call handling services currently on the line such as
voicemail or call diversion will be unaffected.
everything is delivered via our Tier 1 carrier networks and is hosted
on their "Cloud" so no expensive hardware is needed.
course, however this is chargeable. Choosing a 0871 number can help cover
these costs due to the revenue generated. For other number ranges there
would be a charge per minute to receive calls on a mobile.
Our SLA is 3
working days however numbers can be put live within 24 hours if needed. Set up is really quick and easy.
Once your number is
live you will receive a username and password for your own secure, portal, log-in. From here you will be able to see full, advanced stats
on how many calls your number is receiving, their duration and when they were received as well as what calls where dropped, unanswered etc.
You can also instantly view previous month's bills via our webabillity feature if you have taken a chargeable service.
No. We route calls to your existing landline; callers can dial either your normal phone number or the new non-geographic number (NGN).
Both ways you will receive the call as normal.
either give our operations team a call who can make the change for you
for free or login to your online account and make the change instantly
yourself. If numerous changes need to be made regularly we would advise these are done
on the portal, via the client.
Given the strong
financial position of the company, this is extremely unlikely. However if this were to happen, we have chosen the carriers we represent
very carefully which means you are free to port your number to any other major tier 1 carrier in the UK for any reason, so peace of mind
companies will use memorable NGN number as it gives the perception of a larger, national organisation. This obviously makes their number
easier to remember which callers like and gives the impression that they are doing business with a quality company who cares about their
callers experience. The more memorable the 0844 number the higher the cost will be. Our prices start from �250.
08/virtual numbers are
for inbound call handling so do-not affect how outbound calls are made, therefore your landline number is still displayed on outbound calls.
If you want to display you 08 on outbound because that's the number you want customers/clients to call back on (because you earn revenue for
those calls or because of virtual features that are on the number or because you don't want callers to know your geographic location) then
most landline providers can arrange this for a small, one off fee.
Yes, your SIP provider
will be able to provide you with your SIP gateway number (this will start with 01, 02 or 05) which we can route calls to and will be delivered
to you as normal
Here at 08UK we are extremely stringent
about who we do business with and choose who we represent carefully. We only use the major, Tier 1 carriers here in the UK with the most resilient and robust networks which can handle millions of calls in any one instant.
There are options for installation cost and contract length, each one with different monthly rentals. Remember that for the installation/rental charges you do get come in two channels blocks on the line, which is effectively equivalent to two normal lines.
ADSL is the next generation of high speed (A is for Asynchronous) Digital Subscriber Line. This means that the upload speed (e.g. 256Kbps) is usually different to the download speed (e.g. 512Kbps or more). ADSL gives you a permanent connection to your ISP (un like dial-up broadband on an analogue line). ADSL launched across the UK in 2000 & is the most widely used product now.
You can place regular voice calls over an ISDN line, however you cannot connect your telephone straight into the ISDN line though - you have to have a terminal adaptor with an analogue port which can digitize your voice. In simple terms this means you need a phone switch or phone kit. You can also connect faxes, answerphones and modems to analogue ports so they can also utilise line/s.
At present, inland calls made over an ISDN line cost the same as regular analogue calls. If you use Multilink-PPP (combining two channels to get 128Kbps throughput) then you are placing TWO calls (one on each channel) and you are charged for both calls (i.e. twice the price of using one 64Kbps channel). International calls have their own pricing structure. Check with your line supplier (e.g. BT) for current pricing.