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  • Lara
    Lara Posts: 2,880 Forumite
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    Thanks Heinz - thought you would come up trumps. Uni son sent me wrong number :rolleyes: .
  • theloft
    theloft Posts: 1,703 Forumite
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    Can anyone (perhaps Heinz) tell me how much it costs to phone an 0871 number UK daytime ? Have tried the UK call checker and it only shows 0870. Could not find an alternative on "say no to 0870" or 118118.com. so I am stuck as I need to call this company. Thought I would chance it and used 18185 but got a message saying "this is a special tariff number which we do offer"
    "0844 COSTS YOU MORE"
  • mary
    mary Posts: 1,585 Forumite
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    I believe 0871 and 0870 are the same rate, but not 100% sure
  • DonnyDave
    DonnyDave Posts: 1,579 Forumite
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    theloft wrote:
    Can anyone (perhaps Heinz) tell me how much it costs to phone an 0871 number UK daytime ? ...
    0871 numbers are not the same as 0870 ones. Similarly 0844 are not the same as 0845 ones.

    0871 cost a variety of rates upto 10p/min at all times. To tell how much it will cost, the next three or four digits must be known. Unsuprisingly, alot of companies opt for 10p/min numbers, probably because there's no requirement for call prices to be displayed.

    The prices are from BT landlines and I would be suprised if you will find other cheaper providers. If you do, they will most probably be making a lost, so such a rate wouldn't last.
  • Heinz
    Heinz Posts: 11,191 Forumite
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    Whatever you do, don't call from a mobile - the cost is likely to be into rip-off city.

    The BT prices can be worked out from the below PDF file (find the first few digits - 0871 numbers start at the bottom of page 12 and continue to the middle of page 16 [you sometimes need up to 8 to be sure you have the right one] - and then scroll down to page 28 to find out the cost).

    http://www.downloads.bt.com/pricing/SpecialisedNos.pdf+

    mary wrote:
    I believe 0871 and 0870 are the same rate
    That's exactly what companies now using 0871 numbers hope the public will think - so spread the word!
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • theloft
    theloft Posts: 1,703 Forumite
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    Thanks everyone. I was able to work out from the download provided by Heinz, that my call would cost me 10p per minute, absolute rip-off! It is cheaper to call the USA or NZ than that.
    "0844 COSTS YOU MORE"
  • DonnyDave
    DonnyDave Posts: 1,579 Forumite
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    theloft wrote:
    Thanks everyone. I was able to work out from the download provided by Heinz, that my call would cost me 10p per minute, absolute rip-off! It is cheaper to call the USA or NZ than that.
    If you still need/want to call the company, it may be listed on Say no to 0870!. ;)
  • theloft
    theloft Posts: 1,703 Forumite
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    DonnyDave wrote:
    If you still need/want to call the company, it may be listed on Say no to 0870!. ;)
    Dave - you obviously did not read my post - plus if you look at the bottom of all my posts, you will see I am a firm believer in the "say no to 0870" website and this is the first place I look.
    "0844 COSTS YOU MORE"
  • woodshak
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    What great advice. I used it for the first time this morning ringing the Hotpoint service centre. A long wait was much more bearable knowing I wasn't paying a fortune.
    Thank you do much
  • bbb_uk
    bbb_uk Posts: 2,108 Forumite
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    Daniel, Site Admin over on SayNoTo0870 has improved the Alternative Number Search screen.

    The search results will now display results from both the verified and unverified database.
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