0800 calls now free on mobiles
Great news for people without landlines - you can now call freephone telephone numbers starting with 0800 or 0808 for free on your mobile on any network in the UK. Previously most calls used to cost anywhere up to 40p/m depending on your service provider, and as 0800 numbers are mostly used for helplines, competitions, voting and businesses, this overhaul is a welcome change.
There has also been an overhaul in the charges for numbers beginning with 083, 087, 118 and 09. When you call these numbers the cost per minute of the call (plus your network’s charge for making the call) will be stated before the call goes through, ensuring you don’t get any nasty surprises when you read your phone statements at the end of the month.