GiffGaff are known as one of the cheapest providers of mobile tariffs on the market. Their standard rate calls (outside of any allowances and free minutes) are only 15p compared to EE that is 30p and Vodafone at 35p.
The trend is pretty standard across all types and particularly premium rate numbers and service numbers such as 0845 numbers. These are charged in 2 parts by GiffGaff a standard minute rate of 25p, with a minimum call charge of 1 minute, plus a standing service charge that is charged by the owner of the number you are calling. This standing service charge will be different for each company, but it can vary anywhere from 10p – £1.50+ so it is very important that you check before you call any service numbers or premium rate numbers to avoid any surprises. If you want an 0845 number of your own, you can purchase 0845 numbers here.
With increasing competition across the telecoms market, it is more important than ever that you shop around and get all the details prior to signing a contract.