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Non geographic numbers

How much do your phone calls actually cost?

We’ve noticed some confusion recently amongst the media, businesses and consumers alike about the charging mechanisms of 08 numbers and the terminology that goes alongside. We’ve decided to put our expertise to good use and put together a guide to clear up any confusion about how much your phone calls actually cost. Premium rates –…

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How to grow your business nationwide

Now that everyone’s firmly back up and running after the Christmas break, it’s likely that you’re looking ahead to the New Year and feeling ambitious about what lies ahead. If you spent last year building your business or if you’re still in the process of doing so, it may be that you want to push…

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Startup Telecoms: The mystery solved!

You’re setting up your business, you’ve got your finances sorted, your business plan is in place, your website is set up and you’re ready to begin. But what about your telecoms? It’s one part of a business that is vital to have in place but is rarely reviewed, you usually choose a package or system…

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Five top tips to starting a business on a budget

There’s a real trend at the moment for people leaving the rat race of their daily working lives to branch out on their own and build their own business. The attractiveness of being your own boss and being able to grow and mould an idea of your own into a successful entity is something more and…

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Time is a business’ most valuable asset

We’ve all either used or heard the term ‘so little time, so much to do’ before. It’s especially true within small businesses, no matter whether they’re just starting up or they’ve been trading for years. With the recent economic difficulties, businesses and their employees are having to work harder and longer to ensure that their…

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08Direct’s Top Tips to Moving Business Premises with Ease

Whatever your reason for moving business premises, it can always be a stressful time. You need to have everything in place to make sure that your new location is capable of hosting your business needs, but it’s not as simple as just picking everything up from your current location and taking it there. When looking…

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Business Startup Show Success

The team from 08 Direct would like to say a huge thank you to the organisers at The Business Startup Show and everyone who came down to visit us at the Excel last week. The two-day event was a great success for everyone involved, with 08 Direct managing to spread the word about the benefits that…

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Come See Us At The Business Startup Show – June 6th & 7th

It’s been busy here in the 08 Direct office over the last couple of weeks as we’ve been putting the finishing touches towards the preparation for our stand and seminar at the Business Start Up Show, which will be held at the end of this week on 6th and 7th June at the Excel in…

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NHS England to crack down on use of 0844 for GP surgeries

NHS England has vowed to tackle the controversial use of 0844 numbers for GP surgeries following repeated calls for the use to be stopped. Rules were introduced in 2011 which stated that calls to GP surgeries must not exceed the cost of local calls, but it has been confirmed that a number of practices around…

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Ofcom announces plans to overhaul 0800 and 0844 call charging

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that they plan to change the way some non-geographic numbers are charged, making it clearer for consumers to understand call charging rates. As it stands, the current charging system can be unclear for consumers to know how much it would cost to call various non-geo number ranges, so these changes…

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