How much are calls to 0333 numbers?

O3 numbers have increasingly grown in popularity and are now a firm favourite for businesses of all sizes, especially those who want to create a national presence. Much like other geographic numbers such as 0800 or indeed 0808, 03 contact numbers are a caller-friendly option in terms of their attractive affordability factor.

What’s more, with a wide variety of 03 prefix variants available including 0330, 0333, 0345, 0370 and 0300, there are plenty for businesses to choose from. Such choice makes them an ideal addition to many different brands. In addition, should you run a charity or be from the Government sector it is worth noting that 0300s are dedicated exclusively to you. In fact these can only be allocated to those registered as such within those specific sectors.

It’s true that the 0333 range can often be free to call, as can the other prefixes in the range. Let’s have a look at exactly why that is…

Is Calling an 03 from a Mobile Phone Free of Charge?

Thankfully all 03s are nowadays included in the majority of free mobile minute bundles, however in some instances they are not. In such cases their price is influenced by the individual mobile provider a caller dials from. Although typically no more than a local rate call the ppm price depends on the specific mobile network as to how much the pence per minute rate will be.

So let’s take the example of the Lycamobile rate to call 0333s for instance…

The charge for callers to use  0333 numbers from Lycamobile is 12p per minute outside of discount packages and inclusive minutes bundles. Obviously users can however buy one of the prepaid mobile packages that Lycamobile routinely offer. Such packages would mean customers could then access 0333 numbers free of charge as part of their inclusive mobile minutes.

03 phone numbers are known as UK geographical wide numbers (regularly described as geo numbers) and are used in the same way as a normal landline number (01 or 02) would operate. So, they are included in discount packages and inclusive minutes the same way as a landline would be. These national numbers are regularly used by big businesses and government organizations as a non-specific geographical number. It’s a really easy way to ensure companies are not tied to a specific location within the UK. Similarly smaller concerns often opt for them as they create a larger presence for their brand in an instant.

0345 Call Charges – How much are 0345 numbers from a mobile?

According to information on the Lycamobile website there are varying rates for different phone number prefixes. Listed below are the call charges those who use the Lycamobile network can expect to incur. It is important to note that these rates may be liable to change, but were believed to be correct at the time of their publication.

Number range Cost /min Service fee
01 £0.12 Free
02 £0.12 Free
0300 £0.12 Free
0330 £0.12 Free
0333 £0.12 Free
0345 £0.12 Free
0370 £0.12 Free
0843 £0.23 May vary
0844 £0.23 May vary
0845 £0.23 May vary
0870 £0.23 May vary
0871 £0.23 May vary
0872 £0.23 May vary
09 £0.23 May vary
118 £0.23 May vary
0800 Free Free
0808 Free Free
116 Free Free
Lycamobile members Free Free
Other UK networks £0.19 N/A
SMS to Lycamobile members Free N/A
SMS to other networks £0.19 N/A
Data 12p/MB N/A

No more than a local rate call…

So, if not included in free mobile bundles rates do tend to vary from mobile network to network. Take TalkTalk for example who regularly offer packages which include a free 60 minutes on all 01, 02 and 03  telephone numbers. Having said that it is worth noting that in general 03 numbers tend to cost no more than a local rate call from mobiles and landlines (Local rate is generally charged up to 16 pence per minute). In fact this this applies when dialling from any sort of line, whether that is a mobile, BT, payphone or fixed line.

How much does it cost to call an 0370 number on FreedomPop?

Numbers starting with 03 were introduced in 2007 to allow businesses to offer a single point of contact across the UK, with the same rates as normal 01 and 02 numbers attract. As such, a calling a 0370 number costs the same as a call to a normal home or business landlines.

Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator for telecommunication, has capped call charges to 0370 numbers at 9p per minute from landlines, and between 3p and 55p per minute from mobile phones.

FreedomPop offers VoIP plans, where subscribers pay for the data, and in return also receive free talk time. The basic free package, where subscribers do not have to pay anything offers 200 minutes of talk time per month, to any number, including 0370 numbers. Higher plans, starting at £10.99, all offer unlimited talk time to 0370 numbers, and all other UK numbers. The unlimited calls are subject to Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limits

How much does it cost to call an 08 number on FreedomPop?

Since 2012, FreedomPop has created a sizable phone service in the UK running on the 4G network. They believe in making calls and texts as free as they can as well as connecting various devices. You can buy a FreedomPop device at a number of online stores; check their website for details.
The price for 08 numbers depends on the next two number in the code. 0800 and 0808 numbers are free on all mobiles, including FreedomPop. However 0843, 0844, 0845 and 087 numbers have two parts to a charge, the access charge and a service charge. The price of the access charge should be given where the line is advertised and is the same price for all mobiles. The service charge for these type of numbers is 45p to 52p per minute.

How much does it cost to call an 01 number on FreedomPop?

Numbers starting with “01” are normal lines, used by homes, businesses, and individuals. These numbers are geographic numbers, meaning, the location of the subscriber may be identified using the number. For example “223” is the area code for Cambridge, and the phone number starting with “01223” means the location of the subscriber is Cambridge.

Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has capped the maximum rate to call “01” numbers from any landline at 13p a minute. The rate to call “01” numbers from any mobile phone may be anywhere between 3p to 55p a minute. FreedomPop offers VoIP services, meaning the packages offer call time in minutes. The free package offers 200 minutes to any number during the month.

How much does it cost to call an 0872 number on FreedomPop?

0872 numbers are service numbers, where the caller pays a higher amount, compared to normal landline call rates, for the service being provided.

Ofcom, which regulates the call charges in the UK, has set a range of 11p to 68p per minute, for 0872 numbers. This is in addition to a 13p charge per-call. As such, 0872 numbers cost more to call, compared to calling a normal landline.

FredomPop is a provider of VoIP services. The packages on offer from FeedomPop requires the subscriber to pay for the data consumed. Subscribers get free talk time in minutes for the duration of their data plan. The free package on offer gives subscribers 200 minutes to any number.

How much does it cost to call an 03 number on FreedomPop?

03 numbers are chargeable numbers similar to 08 numbers, introduced in 2007 to allow organisations to offer their consumers a single national point of contact without additional service charges. Rate wise, calls to 03 numbers are similar to calls made to standard 01 and 02 numbers.

Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator who regulate rates for fixed line telecoms and has capped call charges to 03 numbers from landlines at 9p per minute maximum, and anywhere between 3p to 55p per minute from mobile phones.

FreedomPop is basically a VoIP provider, selling data. Subscribers who pay for the data get unlimited free calls, subject to PUP (Fair Usage Policy) Limits. The basic free package, where subscribers do not pay anything, has a limit of 2300 minutes of calls to any numbers. For all higher plans, where subscribers pay £10.99 or higher, for a progressively higher quantity of data, they also get free unlimited talk time.

How much does it cost to call an 0844 number on FreedomPop?

FreedomPop believes in rewriting the rules of mobile phone services ever since it was established in 2011. It currently uses the 4G LTE network and works to create free data not only on mobile phones, but also with Dropbox and Skype.

However the way 0844 are organised prevents them from being free. For these type of calls there is an access charge and service charge which will eat into your allocated minutes. The price of the access charge must be shown wherever the phone number is advertised, the price of the service charge is 45p (the same as the Three network). So it worthwhile to make as few 0844 calls as possible

How much does it cost to call an 0843 number on FreedomPop?

0843 numbers are premium special rate numbers, used by organisations to render some service over the phone. These numbers are not tied to any special region.

0843 numbers attract both an access charge and a service charge. The access charge goes to the telecom company, and the service charge goes to the organisation who has subscribed to the number, and to which users call using the number. The service charge is regulated at anywhere between 0p and 7p per minute. The total cost of calling an 0843 number will be anywhere between 11op and 63p a minute.

FreedomPop is basically a VoIP provider, who offers free talkative to subscribers of data. The basic free plan offers 200 minutes of talk time to any landline number. All the plans, tarting at £10.99 for data offers unlimited talk time to any UK number. The unlimited talk time is subject to FUP (Fair Usage Policy) limits.

How much does it cost to call an 0870 number on FreedomPop?

The phone numbers with the prefix 0870 are usually business rate numbers. The cost of calling this numbers depends on the mobile networks one is using. The calls are part of monthly call allowances also referred to as pay as you go bundles.

The 0870 numbers have their charge broken down into two separate costs. The access charge, which is a cost paid to one’s mobile network provider and the service charge which settled to the organisation or company you are calling.

The service charge for this numbers can be as high as 13 pence per minute, and can depend on the 0870 number being called – this is no different on FreedomPop. Companies using them must state their costs when advertising. For the access charge, most companies have a minimum charge of 1 minute. This money paid to the mobile phone company provider will vary from as low of 8 pence per minute to 55 pence per minute. The Phone –paid services Authority regulate this numbers

How much does it cost to call an 0300 number on FreedomPop?

The cost of calling numbers starting with the 0300 prefix within the UK depends. For starters, using a different network requires more pay. Each company – including FreedomPop – has different rates, whether on a monthly contract or on a pay-as-you-go rate.

Another factor is the availability of remnant minutes when one uses the monthly contract. Also if when calling abroad, costs may differ.

The cost for calling 0300 numbers is regulated the same principle that regulates numbers that start with 01 or 02. Meaning, the charges are the same. For local landline numbers, companies have to include calls to 0300 numbers in them. However, if calling on mobile and outside these deals, the call ranges from 3 pence per minute to 40 pence per minute.