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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 19th Feb 08, 5:44 PM
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    Free Directory Enquiries:Call for free on your home phone & mobile Article Discussion
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    • 19th Feb 08, 5:44 PM
    Free Directory Enquiries:Call for free on your home phone & mobile Article Discussion 19th Feb 08 at 5:44 PM



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    Directory Enquiries: the cheapest number to call Article

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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 19th Feb 08, 7:44 PM
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    • 19th Feb 08, 7:44 PM
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    • 19th Feb 08, 7:44 PM
    I have used the free 0800 100 100-good results-no complaints
  • BritBrat
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    • 19th Feb 08, 8:15 PM
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    • 19th Feb 08, 8:15 PM
    We have been discussing it for a while now.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=8551627#post8551627
    Last edited by BritBrat; 19-02-2008 at 8:19 PM.
    • Tiger_greeneyes
    • By Tiger_greeneyes 20th Feb 08, 12:05 AM
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    • 20th Feb 08, 12:05 AM
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    • 20th Feb 08, 12:05 AM
    I posted the link to this free directory enquiry service two weeks ago, I think someone's been in hibernation lol!

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=730947
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    • jhp
    • By jhp 20th Feb 08, 2:50 AM
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    • 20th Feb 08, 2:50 AM
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    • 20th Feb 08, 2:50 AM
    Whilst the 0800 100 100 service has been discussed a few times, MSE article is not solely about that particular service.
  • Algee
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    • 20th Feb 08, 12:23 PM
    Worldwide free directory enquiries
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    • 20th Feb 08, 12:23 PM
    Get free directory enquiries round the world from www.infobel.com
  • conti
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    • 21st Feb 08, 2:01 PM
    Free infobel.com
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    • 21st Feb 08, 2:01 PM
    Get free directory enquiries round the world from www.infobel.com
    Originally posted by Algee
    This only seems to apply to business numbers !
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    • 21st Feb 08, 2:03 PM
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    • 21st Feb 08, 2:03 PM
    I cannot get non business numbers in Australia for instance
    • c.cam108
    • By c.cam108 21st Feb 08, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Feb 08, 9:25 PM
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    • 21st Feb 08, 9:25 PM
    In response to the claim that 0800 numbers cost a rediculous amount from a mobile, the website http://www.saynoto0870.com/numbersearch.php helps you find the geographical landline number that any 08 number points to.

    Unfortunately, the listings for 0800 100 100 do not seem to work - they are for the sales offices. Hopefully soon the correct numbers will be uploaded.

    _C
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 21st Feb 08, 9:45 PM
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    True, but those with free/inclusive minutes to geographical numbers can use one of the 0200 gateway numbers (0200 222 0700 or 0200 222 0900) and dial 0800100100 when they reach the announcement or use 01635 774 800 (which translates directly to 0800100100).
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
    • Mad101daN
    • By Mad101daN 25th Mar 08, 2:07 PM
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    Well I just tried that number 0800100100, the guy that answers the phone was pretty rude, I had to spell everything to him and the number they gave was wrong, never using them again.

    Free is great but you have to get good service as well.
    • diamonds
    • By diamonds 8th May 09, 12:51 PM
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    Free is great but you have to get good service as well

    LOL isnt FREE service enough ?
  • currys digital employee
    I dialled 08000 100 100 by mistake, they were even ruder, wouldnt tell me who they were or anything
  • Dys Tom
    Anybody help? Does the free dir of enquiries 195 service - for those with disabilities - only work if you're with BT, I'm with the Post Office?
  • hairylichen
    I just tried 68100 from my Virgin phone - I got a message saying "This number is blocked". Is there any way round this?
  • ocoste
    I have used the free 0800 100 100-good results-no complaints
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Hi All, Friday 7th Jan. Just tried to use this freephone number and recorded message states line unavailable and gives you the number for their 'sister company' who charge 69p connection and 19p per minute!! Just thought I'd save some of you wasting time dialling.
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 7th Jan 11, 7:14 PM
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    Heinz
    Your quoted post was from February 2008 so you were using an old freephone number.

    Another (0800 0 192 190) has also gone.

    But there is another:

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/directory-enquiries-free
    Last edited by Heinz; 07-01-2011 at 7:28 PM.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
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