How much does an 0333 number cost to call?

Buy 0333 Numbers

The United Kingdom is seeing the use of 0333 numbers rise. An 0333 number is a special phone number that cannot be associated with any geographical location. They are landline numbers and not mobile numbers. It is therefore not possible to identify the area that the landline associated with the number is in, unlike the usual ’01’ or ’02’ landline numbers.

0333 numbers are most often used by large organisations, such as businesses, government departments and third sector organisations such as charities. They are not numbers that are used by individuals.

Calling 0333 numbers from your mobile – call charges

Cost is the main advantage when you buy an 0333 number. It will cost you the same amount of money to use as it would when you are calling a traditional landline phone number to any home or business landline. You will be charged the same amount therefore as you would if you were calling an ’02’ or ’01’ landline phone number, or any 03 number.

Many tariffs, especially mobile phone tariffs allow the calling of 0333 numbers in their monthly quota of telephone minutes that they provide in their customers call package. In this case, providing you have not used your quota of minutes for the month you will not be charged any extra for calling an 0333 number.

Provider Inside contracted landline minutes allowance Outside contracted landline minutes allowance
ASDA Mobile Free 8p/m
Delight Mobile Free 3p/m
EE Free 30p/m
GiffGaff Free 10p/m
Lebara Mobile Free 19p/m
LycaMobile Free 15p/m
O2 Free 35p/m
Tesco Mobile Free 25p/m
Three Mobile Free 3p/m
Virgin Mobile Free 26p/m
Vodafone Free 30p/m

Calling 0333 numbers on landline – call charges

0333 numbers often appear to be ‘free’. However, it is important to remember that they are not the same as 0800 or 0808 numbers. They only appear to be free as they are often included in your monthly telephone packages whether that be a landline or mobile phone.

Often, home landline packages will include free evening and weekend calls or similar incentives. In this case, if you call 0333 numbers during the free call periods, you will not be charged anything extra for making the 0333 call. This can be particularly convenient. However, if you call the 0333 number outside of these inclusive evening and weekend period, you will be charged for making the call.

Provider Approximate peak cost
BT 12p/m + 21p set up charge
TalkTalk 13.5p/m
Sky 9.5p/m
Virgin Media 12p/m

Information on calling 0333 numbers

0333 numbers are charged at the same rate as to any landline. This is the same for all 03 numbers, as regulated by Ofcom – and is true regardless of whatever method you use to call up. Several variations on 0333 numbers do exist. However, all ’03’ numbers work in exactly the same way to 0333.

Buy your 0333 number

Interested in buying your own 0333 number? Choose from the package below, or speak to a member of our team by calling 0330 332 0400 now.

Standard

£9.99 a month
250

inclusive landline minutes

50

inclusive mobile minutes

Out of bundle costs:
Landline – 2ppm
Mobile – 6ppm

Advanced

£14.99 a month
500

inclusive landline minutes

200

inclusive mobile minutes

Out of bundle costs:
Landline – 2ppm
Mobile – 6pmm