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Calls to 0800 freephone numbers now free on mobile phones and landlines

Freephone numbers starting with 0800 or 0808 are now free to call from mobile phones as well as landlines. The move is part of an overhaul of phone numbers and charges planned for many months by regulator Ofcom which has now come into force. It said the cost of so-called service numbers, starting with 084, 087, 118 or 09, had also been simplified. But there are warnings of confusion over th...
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Ofcom confirms free of charge 0800 numbers from mobile phones

Freephone numbers are to become free of charge from mobiles under an overhaul designed to clarify telephone call charges and dialling codes, the regulator,Ofcom, has confirmed. The telecoms watchdog said that from June 2015, "freephone will mean free" for 0800, 0808 and 116 numbers – which at present are free only when used in a landline, and which cost mobile phone user...
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End of the line for rip-off 0800 numbers: Mobile phone users currently charged up to 20p a minute will dial for free after fees are outlawed

Operators are charging up to 20p a minute - even if 0800 numbers are free Some are important services run by Government and NHS departments Watchdog Ofcom published proposals to put an end to the rip-off in July Telecom watchdogs are to stop a rip-off that allows mobile phone firms to charge customers to call supposedly free 0800 numbers. Currently mobile phone companies charge customer...
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UK Calling made simple for consumers

From 1 July 2015 call charges are changing, with a new system to make the cost of calling service numbers clear. Ofcom’s UK Calling website has full details. Here are some of the key changes for consumers. Which phone numbers are affected? 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers called from both landlines and mobiles. What changes? At the moment, the information you see about the cost of calli...
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