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    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 13th Dec 09, 10:20 PM
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    Calling 0333 numbers?
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    • 13th Dec 09, 10:20 PM
    Calling 0333 numbers? 13th Dec 09 at 10:20 PM
    Just wondering, I know there is a saynoto0870 address, but my 0333 number doesnt come up. Probably, because the company only deals with trade and I need to talk to them about my application. For international users(eg: my buyer from Ireland) I use a calling card to cut down on costs, but was just wondering if there was such a thing for premium rate numbers not found on saynoto0870
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    • d123
    • By d123 13th Dec 09, 10:22 PM
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    • 13th Dec 09, 10:22 PM
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    • 13th Dec 09, 10:22 PM
    Pretty sure 03 numbers are billed in the same way as 01 and 02 numbers by all the networks, so it's unlikely saynoto0870 would have an alternative.
    • Ypaymore
    • By Ypaymore 14th Dec 09, 2:56 AM
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    • 14th Dec 09, 2:56 AM
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    • 14th Dec 09, 2:56 AM
    03 numbers should cost your no more to call than 01/02 numbers, even from a mobile phone.
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 14th Dec 09, 10:55 AM
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    • 14th Dec 09, 10:55 AM
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    • 14th Dec 09, 10:55 AM
    I can confirm 03 codes cost the same as 01 and 02, so no requirement to find an alternative code to connect more cheaply. HOWEVER there mainains a few issues, but not cost-related.

    A good many telco's outside the UK have still to accuratly allow their customers to call 03 numbers successfully - as an example, when the Passport Office moved it's number to 03, it took Skype almost 6 months to enable this number for their Skype Out customers, because the OSeas telco delivering the call had not enabled the number as 'valid' for the UK. This happens a lot and with many different carriers.

    It isn;t that they need to enable '03', (in reality 443xxxx) but quite a gew more digits, and perhaps as many as 5 AFTER the '3' - allowing some numbers to work but not others.

    Something to watch out for!
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