Being one of the newer number ranges about, there are still a lot of questions remaining about 0330 numbers. Despite the fact that consumers are getting increasingly used to dealing with the number range, people still have many questions regarding the cost of calling 0330 telephone numbers. Surprisingly, the charges for 0330 numbers are very straightforward – especially as they are almost uniform across all providers.
Regardless of your service provider or mobile operator, 0330 numbers should always be charges the same as landline numbers. Obviously, the amount you are charged depends on your tariff and other factors, but for those on contracts this generally means that yes, 0330 numbers are included in your inclusive minutes on a contract. This is only the case if calls to 01 and 02 numbers are included in your contract – but as a rule, it is usually the case.
Cost to call 0330 numbers from mobile
The main advantage of a company using an 0330 number is the cost. The number costs exactly the same as if you were calling a normal landline number to a home or business for example. Therefore you will be charged the same amount as the usual national or local numbers that start with the area codes ’02’ and ’01’. Here’s how much it costs to call from popular mobile service providers.
|Provider||Inside contracted landline minutes allowance||Outside contracted landline minutes allowance|
Cost to call 0330 numbers from landline
Another advantage of buying a business 0330 number is that if your mobile phone or landline tariff includes calls to landline telephone numbers or a monthly quota of ‘minutes’, then 0330 numbers will be included. This means that if you use your mobile telephones monthly quota of ‘minutes’, for example, you will not be charged anything extra for making the call to an 0330 number.
It is important to point out that 0330 numbers are not the same as 0800 and 0808 freephone numbers. However, they appear to be free phone numbers to many people because they are often included as no further charges on both mobile and landline call packages.
Here’s how much it costs to call 0330 numbers from landline at peak times from the major providers.
|Provider||Approximate peak cost|
|BT||12p/m + 21p set up charge|