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    J1MB0
    Call 08456 from mobile rip-off
    • #1
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:01 PM
    Call 08456 from mobile rip-off 19th Sep 09 at 10:01 PM
    Hello folks,

    I called my bank (First Direct) on their only published number (08456... etc) from my mobile on Saturday. I could have called from a landline, but the mobile was more convenient at that moment, and who cares I've got lots of inclusive minutes etc...

    Anyhow, it turns out that a 22 minute call cost me £3.80, and I've still got lots of inclusive minutes left.

    A call to an 08456 number from a landline would be cheaper than most geographic numbers.

    So what is going on here?

    I cannot think of any logical reason why calls from a mobile to an 08456 number cost so much money.

    Can anybody explain?

    Thanks.
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    • Esqui
    • By Esqui 19th Sep 09, 10:04 PM
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    • #2
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:04 PM
    • #2
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:04 PM
    Most inclusive minutes don't include 0845 numbers, and they are pretty expensive to call from mobiles.

    Doesn't seem so convenient now, hey?
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  • Viper_7
    • #3
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:06 PM
    • #3
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:06 PM
    There is no logical reason. Will be in the contract though and vendors hope people like you call the numbers which they can cash in on.
  • J1MB0
    • #4
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:07 PM
    • #4
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:07 PM
    My gripe is that phone banking is a very ordinary thing to do, and so is mobile phone usage, so why the massive premium charge?

    BTW does anyone know the geographic (Leeds?) number for FirstDirect?
    • baby frogmella
    • By baby frogmella 19th Sep 09, 10:21 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:21 PM
    • #5
    • 19th Sep 09, 10:21 PM
    My gripe is that phone banking is a very ordinary thing to do, and so is mobile phone usage, so why the massive premium charge?

    BTW does anyone know the geographic (Leeds?) number for FirstDirect?
    Originally posted by J1MB0
    Its 0113-2345678 which i'm sure you'll never forget

    In future use www.saynoto0870.com to obtain geographical numbers.
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 19th Sep 09, 11:33 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Sep 09, 11:33 PM
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    • 19th Sep 09, 11:33 PM
    I cant believe how many times we have to say

    SAYNOTO0870 will give you a generic number

    if you have a telephone package where evening and weekend calls are free then ring the generic number at those times. most of these call centres including p & o ferries, insurance companies, DWP, etc are open after 6pm and often till 8 so they dont cost anythign at all.
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