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03 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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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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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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Why should your business be using an 03 number?

There are already so many non-geographic numbers ranges, so why do we need another one, we hear you ask… The answer is simple: an 03 number works in the same way as 08 numbers but it has one major difference, it was designed specifically to be mobile-friendly. The 03 number range was introduced by Ofcom as…

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Gloucester NHS Trust breaks trend and moves over to 03 numbers

Following a strong negative reaction to the NHS providing the public with 08 contact numbers, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has broke this trend. Many hospital departments, as well as GP surgeries are now offering the public 0844 or 0845 numbers for areas such as appointment lines, advice lines and to check test results. 08Direct…

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Ofcom bans auto-renew telco contracts

Ofcom has confirmed that rollover contracts, which tie landline and broadband customers into repeated minimum contract periods unless they opt out, will be banned from December this year. The contracts, also known as Automatically Renewable Contracts (ARCs), roll forward to a new minimum contract period – with penalties for leaving – unless the customer actively…

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