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    • BarGin
    • By BarGin 7th Apr 05, 6:10 PM
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    BarGin
    Mobile Network Prefix numbers
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    • 7th Apr 05, 6:10 PM
    Mobile Network Prefix numbers 7th Apr 05 at 6:10 PM
    I used to have a link to a website in my favourites where you could look up the first 5 digits of a mobile number to see what network it was on. Unfortunately I have now lost it.

    Does anyone know such a site?

    Alternatively can anyone tell me what network 07836 is on please?

    BarGin
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  • andy88
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    • 7th Apr 05, 6:21 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 6:21 PM
    This is one; I think there's something at Oftel like a spreadsheet

    http://www.magsys.co.uk/telecom/codelook.asp
  • andy88
    • #3
    • 7th Apr 05, 6:42 PM
    • #3
    • 7th Apr 05, 6:42 PM
    Links at Ofcom for Excel sheets from this page

    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/telecoms/ioi/numbers/numbers_administered/#pers
  • gizzmo
    • #4
    • 7th Apr 05, 6:54 PM
    • #4
    • 7th Apr 05, 6:54 PM
    How good is this list given that people can now port numbers?
    • Woby_Tide
    • By Woby_Tide 7th Apr 05, 8:02 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 8:02 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 8:02 PM
    *lends gizzmo chocolate teapot*
    • thefirs
    • By thefirs 7th Apr 05, 8:52 PM
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    • #6
    • 7th Apr 05, 8:52 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 8:52 PM
    The 07836 prefix is interesting. If you go to the BT call pricing pages for 07xxxx numbers you can find the following information (prices in ppm, daytime/eve/weekend):

    078360 12.58/7.29/3.85
    078361 7.91/3.95/1.50
    078362 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078362 31.77/31.77/31.77
    078363 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078363 31.77/31.77/31.77
    078364 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078364 31.77 31.77/31.77
    078365 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078365 31.77/31.77/31.77
    078366 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078366 31.77/31.77/31.77
    078367 15.61/6.31/3.70
    078367 31.77/31.77/31.77
    078368 12.58/7.29/3.85
    078369 7.91/3.95/1.50

    Magsys say that the first five digits are not enough to determine the ownership - this wide range of price bands confirms this, and the ..1 and ..9 suffixes bear a suspiciously close resemblance to the infamous 0870xx premium rate call bands.

    As gizzmo suggests, number porting makes it all but impossible to rely on original allocation tables these days. Although the advent of widely available X-net tariffs has largely solved the problem of heavy inter-network charges, the existence of these 07xxxx prefix numbers that look for all intents and puroses like just another mobile call throws further flour into the pricing soup.
    • BarGin
    • By BarGin 7th Apr 05, 9:20 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 9:20 PM
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    • 7th Apr 05, 9:20 PM
    That's strange because my query was brought about by a dialled number on my O2 phone bill that I can't explain. It's an 07836-9 number and the call was only of 15 seconds duration.

    I'm sure I didn't dial it – there is only one other call on the bill!

    Judging by the cost it does not appear to be a mobile number.

    BarGin
  • seaniboy
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    • 7th Apr 05, 10:36 PM
    • #8
    • 7th Apr 05, 10:36 PM
    How good is this list given that people can now port numbers?
    by gizzmo
    Still valid as the revenue for that call actually goes to the network that issued the number, ie o2 is paid everytime someone calls me although I am currently in contract with 3, that also includes that a call from a landline charges for an o2 call even though im on 3

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  • andy88
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    • 11th Apr 05, 12:14 PM
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    • 11th Apr 05, 12:14 PM
    this wide range of price bands confirms this, and the ..1 and ..9 suffixes bear a suspiciously close resemblance to the infamous 0870xx premium rate call bands.
    by thefirs
    ... but that's actually cheaper than calling the other mobiles. This is so you can ring Vodafone customer services (for example) from a landline without whingeing (as much) about the cost

    well it was when it was introduced; now that 0870 is more than other calls, it looks steeper again
  • bbb_uk
    I use:-

    UK PhoneBook and
    MagentaSystems Dialling Code LookUp (already mentioned)

    Both give out same info.

    I don't think its possible to find out which network it is on now as far as i'm aware records are not kept of any portability - only of the original network that was issued the number from OFCOM.

    When you call someone who was say on voda and they then ported that number to o2, you're actually calling voda and the call is then automatically transferred to o2 (voda keep list of which network their number was ported to). Hence reason why BT charge for calls to mobiles that the number was originally on and not what it may be on now.

    This is also reason why in past o2 used to charge xnet rates for calling customers that are now on o2 but had their number ported from another network. They (all the networks) now absorb the additional cost.
    SayNoTo0870.com
  • jf2404
    i know 07836191191 is Vodafones alternative for 191 from a landline which is charged at standard rate.

    07836 i think is what companies can get as a landline number but looks like a mobile number, also radio 1 used to have a number like this so they must be able to take in lots of call volumes and texts.
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