What do your calls really cost?
NOV 2015: THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS CORRECT WHEN FIRST PUBLISHED BUT IS NOW OUT OF DATE AND WILL BE UPDATED VERY SOON ; WE ARE WAITING FOR A FULL UPDATE FROM OFCOM, WHICH WE HOPE WILL ADVISE THE VERY LATEST CALL COSTS. THANKS TO IAN FOR FLAGGING.
In this age of communication,there are so many types of phone numbers it can be hard to know what you are really paying for each call. Fortunately,Ofcom (the UK communications regulator), have produced a handy guide to phone numbers and their typical call costs, to clear up any queries you may have. We've summarised it below, so you can see at a glance approximately how much it costs you to talk.
|Number Prefix||Telephone Number Type||Approx. Cost From a Landline||Approx. Cost From a Mobile|
|01,02||Geographic||Up to 9p per minute||8p - 40p per minute|
|03||UK Wide Geographic||Up to 9p per minute||8p - 40p per minute|
|030||Not for Profit Organisations||Up to 9p per minute||8p - 40p per minute|
|07||Mobile Numbers||6p - 32p per minute||8p - 40p per minute|
|070||Personal Numbers||4p - 65p per minute||30p - £1.50 per minute|
|0800,0808||Freephone||No Charge||7p - 40p per minute|
|0843,0844||Chargeable Business Rate||1p - 13p per minute||5p - 41p per minute|
|0845||Chargeable Business Rate||1p - 12p per minute||5p - 40p per minute|
|0870||Chargeable Business Rate||Up to 12p per minute||5p - 40p per minute|
|0871/2/3||Chargeable Business Rate||11p - 15p per minute||5p - 40p per minute|
|09||Premium Rate||9p - £2.95 per minute or per call||75p - £3.00 per minute or per call|
Did you know that businesses can no longer charge you premium phone rates when calling customer service? Financial services such as Banking and Insurance companies are currently exempt from this law, but this is expected to change shortly. Read More...
This information on this page acts as a guide only, and should not be used to make financial calculations. Actual call costs will vary based on many factors, including time of day, service provider, and call set up fees. Always contact your service provider for a definitive call cost calculation. Published 4th March 2015