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    alexfr
    UK Real landline numbers, not 0800 /0845
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    • 17th Mar 08, 11:35 AM
    UK Real landline numbers, not 0800 /0845 17th Mar 08 at 11:35 AM
    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
    a
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    • 17th Mar 08, 11:44 AM
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    • 17th Mar 08, 11:44 AM
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    • By Paul_Herring 17th Mar 08, 12:54 PM
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    • 17th Mar 08, 12:54 PM
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    • 17th Mar 08, 12:54 PM
    I'm just wondering if this is going to appear on any of the other boards: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=803663

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  • rtzxy
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    • 22nd Sep 09, 3:50 PM
    • #4
    • 22nd Sep 09, 3:50 PM
    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
    a
    Originally posted by alexfr
    bullseye,thanks alot
    • derrick
    • By derrick 23rd Sep 09, 1:17 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 09, 1:17 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 09, 1:17 PM
    bullseye,thanks alot
    Originally posted by rtzxy
    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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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 3rd Oct 09, 2:04 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 09, 2:04 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 09, 2:04 PM
    Aren't 0800 numbers free from a landline (I know the UK mobile networks charge for 0800 and 0500 calls)?
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    • derrick
    • By derrick 3rd Oct 09, 2:34 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 09, 2:34 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 09, 2:34 PM
    Aren't 0800 numbers free from a landline (I know the UK mobile networks charge for 0800 and 0500 calls)?
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    To the caller, the recipient pays for the call, so technically not "free"
    Don`t steal - the Government doesn`t like the competition


  • AprilP
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    • 19th May 10, 9:13 AM
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    • 19th May 10, 9:13 AM
    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?
    • kermitfrog
    • By kermitfrog 19th May 10, 10:25 AM
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    • 19th May 10, 10:25 AM
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    • 19th May 10, 10:25 AM
    Shouldn't this thread be on the phones board?

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