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01-September-2014
01-September-2014 13:42
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Chambers of Lawrence Power have produced what we hope is a useful guide as to what telephone number leads to what call charge.

01 and 02 Numbers

Calls to 01 and 02, locations in the UK, typically cost:

  • Landline – up to 9p per minute depending on the time of day and usually there is a call set-up fee.
  • Mobile – between 8p and 40p per minute but it very much depends on your call package so do check.

03 Numbers

Calls to 03 numbers are used by many businesses and cost no more than calls to 01 or 02 numbers.

030 Numbers

030 numbers are often used by not-for-profit organisations and public bodies. Again, calls to 030 numbers cost no more than 01 and 02 numbers.

07 Numbers

This is the mobile number range and calls to mobiles usually cost:

  • Landline – between 6p and 32p per minute.
  • Mobile to mobile – between 8p and 40p per minute (subject to what is free as part of your call package).

070 Numbers

A call to an 070 number, a “follow me” number, costs more than calling an 07 number. 070 numbers are regulated by PhonepayPlus, which regulates premium rate or phone-paid services in the UK. Calls usually cost:

  • Landline – between 4p and 65p per minute.
  • Mobile – between 30p and £1.50 per minute.

0800 and 0808 Numbers

Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are usually free from landlines but when calling a freephone number from a mobile you must not include the first zero.

0843 and 0844 Numbers

0843 and 0844 numbers usually cost:

  • Landline – between 1p and 13p per minute.
  • Mobile – between 5p and 41p per minute from mobiles.

0845 Numbers

0845 numbers usually cost:

  • Landline – between 1p and 12p per minute plus a set-up fee.
  • Mobile – between 5p and 40p per minute.

0870 Numbers

0870 numbers usually cost:

  • Landline – some landline providers will charge no more than 01 and 02 numbers but there may be a set-up fee of up to 10p. Other providers will charge up to 12p per minute plus a set-up fee.
  • Mobile – between 5p and 40p per minute.

0871, 0872 and 0873 Numbers

0871, 0872 and 0873 numbers (regulated by PhonepayPlus) usually cost:

  • Landline – between 11p and 15p per minute plus a set-up fee.
  • Mobile – between 5p and 40p per minute

118 Numbers

For directory enquiry numbers (regulated by PhonepayPlus) a one off charge can be between 50p and £4 and the added cost per minute can be up to £5 from mobiles or landlines.

09 Numbers

09 numbers (regulated by PhonepayPlus) are known as premium numbers and are often used for competitions and TV voting. It is important to note that you can prevent 09 numbers being dialled from your phone. Your provider’s customer service team can usually block these numbers for you so do contact them. Calls usually cost:

  • Landline – between 9p and £1.69 per minute or call but some landline providers charge up to £2.95 per minute or call.
  • Mobile – between 75p and £3 per minute or call.

Non-emergency Numbers

To call 101, non-emergency police number, costs 15p per call from a landline or mobile.

To call 111, non-emergency medical advice number, is free from a landline or mobile.

Please note that the prices above are approximates and are by no means definitive. What you are charged can very much depend on who your provider is, what time of day you are calling and so on. Any queries then do call Ofcom.

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