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0800 Freephone Numbers: Free will mean free

5th May 2015

0800 Freephone Numbers: Free will mean free

0800 Freephone Numbers – Free will mean free

Many organisations use Freephone numbers – starting 0800 or 0808 – for people to contact them. Historically, these calls have generally been free when dialled from a landline, but mobile users are usually charged for calling them.

From 1st July 2015, as part of the UK Calling changes, all numbers starting 0800 or 0808 will become free for consumers to call from mobile phones, as they are from landlines.

At present, calls to Freephone numbers from mobiles typically cost between 14p and 40p per minute.

This change affects 0800 or 0808 numbers, but not 0500 numbers which are due to be phased out.

Director of Tamar Telecommunications, Jamie Christoforou, said:

This is great news and long overdue. Consumers will now be able to call 0800 Freephone numbers for free – as it should be. 0800 numbers provide businesses with a fantastic way of increasing enquiries, by saying to the caller, ‘we value your enquiry and to show you this, we will pay the cost of the call’.

Tamar Telecommunications provides market leading tariffs for 0800 Freephone Numbers. To find out more, or to place an order, please visit our 0800 Freephone Numbers page here.

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