0870 numbers are business rate numbers. The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA), the UK regulator for phone bills, fix the charges for these numbers.
PSA has fixed maximum rates of 13p per minute, when calling from a landline, and 11.5p per minute, when calling from a mobile phone. In both cases, the access charge, charged by the originating phone company, will be extra.
SkyTalk offers different plans, based on which the tariff for 0870 numbers change.
The “Pay as you talk” plans charge 11.5p per minute access charge, with service charge extra. The rate is the same in the “Evenings and Weekend extra” plans, between 7 am and 7 pm. However, these calls are free between 7 pm and 7 am, Mondays to Fridays, and round-the-clock, on Saturdays and Sundays. The “Evenings and Weekend extra” plans cost £4 a month. Likewise, 0870 numbers are free on “Anytime Extra” plans, costing £8 a month, and SkyTalk “International Extra” plans, costing £12 a month.