An 03 number will bring an end to expensive mobile rates for calling 0800 numbers
April 12, 2012 8:19 am | Leave your thoughts
The big news in the UK telecoms industry this week is that Ofcom are working towards making mobiles calls to 0800 numbers free to call.
Currently all 0800 numbers are free to call from landlines, but callers are hit with significant rates if they try to call 0800 numbers from their mobile. The per minute cost depends on the mobie network, but charges can be as much as 21p meanng many mobile phone users are left feeling highly frustrated.
Although the latest news from Ofcom is welcome, it isn’t something that is going to be implemented immediately. According to the Daily Mail no final decision will be made until early next year. Before any new rules can be implemented there will need to be a process of formal consultation.
However, at 08Direct we already offer an answer to frustrated mobile callers. The price of calling an 03 number is inclusive within both landline and mobile bundles. So anyone who calls an 03 number using a contract mobile phone, will not see any additional charges providing they stay within their agreed tariff.
Away from bundles, the cost from landlines is the same as a local call to an 01 or 02 number. For these reasons, some of the biggest charities in the UK are already working with 03 numbers as either helplines or as a way of attracting donations. The recent Sport Releif appeal, and Children in Need have both used 03 numbers as a wat of fund raising.
Like all our number packages, if you choose an 03 number from 08Direct you will benefit from our additional services with our FREE Call Management Package worth £199.| Categorised in: 08 Number News, Business News, business telephone systems, Tips for business | This post was written by admin