MSE News: 0800 numbers now free to call from mobiles

Mobile users can call 0800 numbers and any other 080 number for free, as part of a massive shakeup to the industry...
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0800 numbers now free to call from mobiles

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 2,175 Forumite
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    How misleading... "now" free from mobiles... there's still 1 hour 22 minutes left of June!!! :P
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
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    edited 30 June 2015 at 11:37PM
    Calls to the three 116 numbers that are in service (116000, 116111, 116123) have been free from landlines and from mobiles since their introduction in 2009.

    Ofcom made a change to the number plan in December 2013 to designate the other two numbers (116006 and 116117), yet to be allocated, as free from landlines and from mobiles.
  • Does this ruling include payg?
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
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    edited 1 July 2015 at 8:37AM
    It covers every 084, 087, 09 and 118 number and calls made from all retail landline and mobile providers. http://ukcalling.info/

    See also:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5252399
  • wongawonga
    wongawonga Posts: 387 Forumite
    edited 1 July 2015 at 10:34AM
    supergramp wrote: »
    Does this ruling include payg?

    Yes it includes 0800/0808 Freephone Calls from Payg and contract phones.


    If anybody is paying for solely for 0800/0808 freephone bundles, they have no need for them now and could cancel.

    Also no need to use services like https://www.08buster.com
  • Graham1
    Graham1 Posts: 445 Forumite
    Lebara mobile appears to be not complying. They charged for a 0800 call made today. White mobile still have a warning message that the call will be charged but no charge was made.
  • Kernel_Sanders
    Kernel_Sanders Posts: 3,617 Forumite
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    wongawonga wrote: »
    Yes it includes 0800/0808 Freephone Calls from Payg and contract phones....Also no need to use services like www.08buster.com
    Now you tell me! :)
    I could have done with that yesterday as the 0800 no. I rang wasn't allowed by MbS (I'm using a free bundle from them with no credit). It did connect the same no. today though, so at least MbS are complying.
  • wyliam
    wyliam Posts: 13 Forumite
    On my EE bill, at the bottom, it says:

    "From 1st July 2015, The Access Charge for calls to numbers beginning 08, 09 or 118 will be charged at 44p per minute"

    Now that doesn't look like 'free' to me.
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
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    The Access Charge is for calls to numbers starting 084, 087, 090, 091, 098 and 118.

    Calls to numbers starting 080 are free from landlines and from mobiles.

    Calls to numbers starting 0500 are free from landlines. Most mobile providers are still charging for these calls.
  • NFH
    NFH Posts: 4,373 Forumite
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    wyliam wrote: »
    On my EE bill, at the bottom, it says:

    "From 1st July 2015, The Access Charge for calls to numbers beginning 08, 09 or 118 will be charged at 44p per minute"

    Now that doesn't look like 'free' to me.
    That's off-topic. This thread is about 0800 and 0808 numbers.
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