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Buying your number is as easy as 1,2,3

Here at Number Supermarket we like to make life easy, so we have created a simple three-step shopping system – taking you from start to finish with minimum effort. Remember, you can make your new telephone number as memorable as you want to, by handpicking one you like the look and sound of from our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum selections.

You also get a host of features suited to industry-specific needs

Hover over the icons below to read more.
Alternatively, you can simply visit our dedicated features page to find out more.

IVR Auto AttendantIVR Auto-Attendant
Web management & reportingWeb management & reporting
Call QueueCall Queue
Call RecordingCall Recording
Time & Date PlanTime & Date Plan
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Mid Call TransferMid Call Transfer
Route to any UK LandlineRoute to any UK Landline
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Ratio Call PlanRatio Call Plan
Disaster RecoveryDisaster Recovery
Area Call PlanArea Call Plan
Out-of-Hours MessagingOut-of-Hours Messaging
Pre Connection GreetingPre-Connection Greeting
Call WhisperCall Whisper
Number DisplayNumber Display
iPhone AppiPhone App

Learn more about each prefix

0843 / 0844

Giving you a greater national presence, professional appearance and a welcome rebate from incoming phone calls (depending on volume).


0845s are caller-friendly and have the added benefit of creating a national business presence. They get charged at local rate.

0870 / 0871 / 0872

Just like 0843/0844 telephone numbers, the prefixes 0871/0872 offer a volume dependent rebate. However, they can cost callers up to 10p per min.

0300 / 0330

These are Ofcom & EU-friendly options & great for businesses establishing a new 03 telephone number or those transferring from a 08.


Looking to migrate to a 03 from the equivalent 0844, 0845 or 0870 prefix? Well, one of these could be the option for you.

0800 / 0808

Perhaps the most well known of any non-geographic number prefix – recognised widely by the UK public.

Geographic or Non-Geographic? That is the question

Non-Geographic (084, 087 & 03)

So, what exactly are non-geographic numbers? These are telephone numbers starting with 08 or 03. They instantly provide your business with a memorable point of contact and an impressive national footprint – promoting a UK-wide coverage rather than restricting it to one location. In addition, non-geographic options have connotations of professionalism and far-reaching capability, whether you operate a large multi-site concern or single outlet.

We know what you’re thinking – they’re expensive right? Wrong. Non-geographic numbers get charged at a cheaper rate than you’d expect, for you and your callers. In fact many are freephone (i.e. 0800 & 0808), some offer a healthy rebate (i.e. 0844 & 0843). Even 03s are considerably more affordable from landlines (and by 2015 even mobiles too).

Geographic (01 & 02)

01 & 02 prefixes have stood the test of time and are still going strong. Why? Geographic numbers say,”we’re local,” providing callers with the reassurance that naturally comes with dialling a familiar telephone number. Quite simply, for many callers these are contact details that  get associated with being, ‘close to home’ – often linked with affordability and caller confidence.

Still unsure whether a geographic or non-geographic prefix is for you? Please call 0330 332 0400 and our experienced team will gladly explain further.