Telephone numbers beginning in 0345 are a type of landline number. They differ from ordinary household landlines because they are not tied to a specific geographic location. For example, a landline number beginning 0141 can be traced to the Glasgow area, but a number beginning in 0345 could be located anywhere in the UK.
0345 numbers are generally bought and used by large organisations such as businesses, and SMEs. The numbers are assigned by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the UK. Since they cannot be traced to a specific location, 0345 numbers are useful for nation-wide communication channels. Unlike 08 numbers, calls to 0345 numbers are charged in the same way as ordinary landline calls. This means that 0345 numbers are more cost friendly to the caller than other numbers often used by large, nation-wide organisations, such as 0845 or 0870, which can incur costs of up to 13p per minute.
What does it cost to call an 0345 Number?
Making a call to an 0345 number incurs the same cost as making a call to an ordinary UK landline. In other words, it costs up to 9p per minute from a landline, or up to 55p per minute from a mobile. However, if you monthly for a mobile phone contract which includes voicecall minutes, 0345 numbers are often counted as part of these, and not charged separately. Many providers, including Tesco Mobile, adhere to this definition of landline numbers. Calling 0345 numbers from your Tesco Mobile SIM will not incur any extra charges.