What is an 02 number?

 

Buy 02 Numbers

The 02 number is commonly known as the geographic number and are considered very virtual in the UK. The numbers are significant for businesses who are expanding but do not want to keep moving offices.It is because people calling the number may think that they are entering an area code, but in a real sense, they are being redirected to another location. Also, people will call the services they see near them.

Why choose an 02 number?

The number 02 has some beneficial advantages for business.
Some examples include;

  1. It can be used by businesses such as taxi companies, recruitment companies, electricians, building companies and even plumbers to increase their sales.
  2. Redirecting the calls ensures that customers calls are answered and on time. rerouting the call to any international landline or number takes a few seconds and can be very helpful. It is convenient for the customer to find the help they need when they need it. Also the customer care service can make or break a business.
  3. It can make the business appear bigger by allowing the company to have multiple offices. Having the 02 number is helpful for people who cannot afford to have a physical store at many places. The 02 digit has been talked about a lot of times, and a lot of people may not know all the information on different numbers.
  4. The numbers are cheap – customers will be more motivated to call the business because geo-fixed numbers are reasonable for them. Customers want to be served even but not spend a fortune on the process.

The 02 and 01 numbers are for standard business phones and home lines as well. A good example is 020 for London. The numbers are planed geographically and with specific area code. The calls made to this numbers can be rerouted to any part of the country. The cost of calling doesn’t change when the call is diverted. If you are the person who is very keen on their budget, you do not want to have a call disrupt the figures. Researching on the best phone provider is important if you want to get a great deal. It should be dependent on what numbers you think you will be calling more often. If you would like to benefit from an 02 number, they are available for purchase here.

All you need to know about 02 numbers

The number can cost from 2p to 13p per minute and also a connection fee may be charged as well. It is only this way if they do not have an inclusive phone package. However, nowadays most people have their phone package company include an allowance when calling the number. It all depends on the caller’s service provider but the prices do not change. There is a setup package that allows people on landlines to call the number for free. Also, there are some packages includes free calls at certain times of the day. Consulting with your service provider is a great way to know what number you will be charged and which ones are free. By restricting the numbers a business could be missing on the chances to expand and get new customers.

How much will I be charged to call an 02 number?

As a landline number – or a geographic number, to use the proper parlance – 02 numbers are usually fairly cheap to call. This can change depending on your tariff, provider, and other variables such as time of day, but currently the UK Government sets the limits for each number range as follows:

Number range How is the range used? Cost per minutes from landlines (approx) Cost per minute from mobiles (approx)
01
02
Geographic numbers for specific parts of the UK up to 13p 3p to 55p
03
0345
UK-wide numbers up to 9p 3p to 55p
030 Not-for-profit organisations, charities and public bodies up to 10p 3p to 40p
07 Mobile numbers 10p to 20p 3p to 55p
070 Personal or ‘follow me’ numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority 4p to £3.40 (plus a possible 51p per call) 30p to £2.50 (plus a possible 51p per call)
0800
0808
Freephone service Free Free
0843
0844
0845
Business rate numbers up to 7p and your phone company’s access charge up to 7p and your phone company’s access charge
0870
0871
0872
0873
Business rate numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority up to 13p and your phone company’s access charge up to 13p and your phone company’s access charge
09 Premium rate numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority up to £3.60 and your phone company’s access charge, plus 5p to £6 per call up to £3.60 and your phone company’s access charge, plus 5p to £6 per call
101 Police non-emergency number 15p per call 15p per call
105 UK-wide power cut helpline Free Free
111 Non-emergency medical advice Free Free
112 Emergency services Free Free
116 Freephone numbers Free Free
118 Directory enquiry numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority up to £5 and your phone company’s access charge, plus possibly up to £6.98 per call up to £5 and your phone company’s access charge, plus possibly up to £6.98 per call
999 Emergency services Free Free

Get advice from Ofcom if you have problems with call charges or phone bills.

Buy your own 02 number

Interested in buying your own 02 number? Choose from the packages below, or speak to a member of our team by calling 0330 332 0400 now.

Standard

£9.99 a month
250

inclusive landline minutes

50

inclusive mobile minutes

Out of bundle costs:
Landline – 2ppm
Mobile – 6ppm

Advanced

£14.99 a month
500

inclusive landline minutes

200

inclusive mobile minutes

Out of bundle costs:
Landline – 2ppm
Mobile – 6pmm