How much does it cost to call an 0330 number?

Buy 0330 Numbers

We are seeing a rise in the usage of 0330 numbers being used in the United Kingdom. These are a special type of landline phone line that is not specific to any geographical area of the country. In other words, it is not possible to identify the location of the landline that you are telephoning, unlike traditional landline phone numbers.

Most 0330 numbers bought are used by businesses and other organisations. Some government departments may use an 0330 number. Charities can also use 0330 numbers, but mainly use 0300 which is reserved exclusively for them. They are not usually used by individuals.

What is an 03 number?

An 03 number is a telephone number that is charged the same as the local rate when phoning from the UK. Calls to 03 numbers and 0330 telephone numebers will cost your callers the same as calls to geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02), and will be included as part of any inclusive call minutes included in your mobile or landline contract

03 Numbers can be divided into two categories

1. 030 telephone numbers (mainly 0300 numbers) which can only be used by Government / Public Sector and Registered Charities

2. Any other 03 numbers (0330, 0333, 0345, 0370) that any company can use

What is the cost of calling an 0330 number?

One of the many questions that many people have is – how much am I going to pay to call an 0330 number? Well, that depends on a range of different matters. The main one is that the method and provider that you’re using to make the call. The use of 0330 number is regulated by Ofcom, and so is the amount that service providers are allowed to charge to call them.

Cost to call 0330 numbers from mobile

The main advantage of 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
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

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
TalkTalk 13.5p/m
Sky 9.5p/m
Virgin Media 12p/m

What is the 0330 number?

Any number beginning with 03 is classed as a non-geographic number. These are charged at standard geographic rates – i.e. the same as a call to a normal landline number, or an 01/02 number. This is the rule across all suppliers, and is written into telecoms legislation – therefore you should never be charged differently or more than a call to a normal landline. Telecommunications legislation means that these usually just come out of the inclusive minutes of a contract.

Despite the fact that there is still some unease around the numbers, they have been in circulation for a relatively long amount of time. First introduced in 2007, they have steadily been picked up by businesses and organisations looking for a recognisable number. Unlike the 0345 or 0370 – both of which are intrinsically linked to their 08 equivalent – the 0330 number range offers companies a quick and easy way in which to get a memorable telephone number for their business.

Over the coming years, as 08 numbers become increasingly sparse, consumers should expect to see a lot more 0330 numbers being used by businesses – and questions over the amount it costs to call them should lower as people get used to dialling them regularly.

Buying 0330 numbers for your business

Sometimes, your landline telephone package may include free calls at certain times of the day. This might be after 6pm and at the weekend, for example. This would mean at these times there would be no extra charge for making a 0330 call. However, if you call a 0330 number outside of these times you will be charged for making the call.

There are also several other ’03’ numbers in addition to 0330. All ’03’ numbers work in exactly the same way to 0330, and therefore charges will be incurred on the same basis.

Buy your 0330 number

Interested in buying your own 0330 number? Choose from the packages 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