Numbers starting with 0871 are allocated to business establishments within the UK. The tariff for these numbers are regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). The existing per-minute rates fixed by the PSA are 13p per minutes, when calling from both landline and mobile phones. The phone company’s access charge costs extra.
The rate fixed by the PSA are the maximum rates. Phone companies may charge less, at their discretion. SkyTalk charges 11.5p per minute, between 7 am and 7 pm on “SkyTalk Evenings and Weekend Extra” plan. The charges are the same, round the clock, in “SkyTalk Pay-as-you-go” plan. The calls are free, between 7 pm and 7 am on all days, and round the clock, on Saturdays and Sundays, in “SkyTalk Evenings and Weekend Extra” plan. 0871 calls are likewise free, round-the-clock, on “SkyTalk Anytime Extra” and “SkyTalk International Extra” plans.