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UK Real landline numbers, not 0800 /0845
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Old 17-03-2008, 11:35 AM
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Default UK Real landline numbers, not 0800 /0845

ok connection just crashed or something so this will be the skinny version now:

We need a forum page where people can post real uk landlines for companies who insist on only supplying 0800 and 0845 numbers. I only have a mobile phone plan, and hate paying premium rates for these numbers. Some companies have a 'call from abroad' number on their site, which is eg. 0207, but many of the b*ggrs do not.

I'll start you off; DVLA uk landline is 01792 782341

-this is a useful one because like so many others, they keep you waiting, listening to a load of useless info from a computer voice, for ages.

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I'm just wondering if this is going to appear on any of the other boards: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....html?t=803663

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ok connection just crashed or something so this will be the skinny version now:

We need a forum page where people can post real uk landlines for companies who insist on only supplying 0800 and 0845 numbers. I only have a mobile phone plan, and hate paying premium rates for these numbers. Some companies have a 'call from abroad' number on their site, which is eg. 0207, but many of the b*ggrs do not.

I'll start you off; DVLA uk landline is 01792 782341

-this is a useful one because like so many others, they keep you waiting, listening to a load of useless info from a computer voice, for ages.

keep up the good work
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bullseye,thanks alot
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bullseye,thanks alot
I believe that number no longer works, (this thread is 18 months old), they finally got the message and have moved to an 03 number: - 0300 790 6801.
03 numbers are charged at the same rates as 01 & 02 numbers and are not revenue sharing.

See this thread.
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Aren't 0800 numbers free from a landline (I know the UK mobile networks charge for 0800 and 0500 calls)?
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Aren't 0800 numbers free from a landline (I know the UK mobile networks charge for 0800 and 0500 calls)?
To the caller, the recipient pays for the call, so technically not "free"
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Old 19-05-2010, 9:13 AM
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that dvla numer worked fine for me today, updating because I found it here through google so others might too. The first number given by the original poster is correct. I use an Orange live phone and have to pay for 0800 numbers, I would also pay local call rates with BT, but a normal landline is free on Orange phones. Why should I pay?
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Shouldn't this thread be on the phones board?

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...splay.php?f=67
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