Many companies in the UK use 0845 numbers, as they are conveniently non-geographic and therefore let customers know that the company is national rather than local. 0845 numbers are classified as ‘service numbers’, meaning that calling them generates a profit for the company who owns the number. You might also need to purchase an 0845 number for a variety of reasons, from event ticket booking helplines to participating in a conference call to getting technical support.
So, how much does it cost to call an 0845 number from your Sky Talk phone? The answer is simple and does not depend on what Sky package you are on as it does with certain other types of numbers. It also does not matter where you are calling from, or where the company with the 0845 number is located.
Calling 0845 numbers on Sky Talk
The basic cost for calling a 0845 number on Sky Talk is 6.63p per minute. This applies to customers on Sky Talk Weekend, Sky Talk Freetime, and Sky Talk Anytime. The cost is the same whether you call in the evening or in the daytime. One thing to bear in mind is that there is a 15.9p connection fee to call any chargeable numbers on Sky, and this is set and does not vary depending on the length of your call.
If your Sky Talk contract specifies that it includes free calls to 0845 numbers, then there is some small print here that you’ll want to take into account. Your allowance of free calls to 0845 numbers lasts up to an hour per call, after which point you will be charged the usual 6.63p per minute rate – though Sky allows you to get around this by hanging up and redialing as much as you please.
Generally, calling these numbers from Sky Talk is very simple and easy to understand, and for most people will be charged at the low rate of 6.63p per minute.