Call Charges

The cost of calling a phone number depends on the digits it starts with, your phone provider and whether you use a landline or mobile. You may get free calls to some numbers as part of your call package. The costs below are approximate. Check with your phone provider to find out the actual cost, particularly if you’re calling from abroad. Calls from payphones can cost more.

Number starts with

Description

Cost from landlines per minute

Cost from mobiles per minute

01 / 02

Geographic numbers for specific parts of the UK

up to 12p

3p to 45p

03 / 0300 / 0345

UK-wide numbers

up to 12p

3p to 45p

0500

Freephone service

Free

7p to 40p

07

Mobile numbers

6p to 32p

3p to 45p

070

Personal or ‘follow me’ numbers

4p to 65p

30p to £1.50

0800 / 0808

Freephone service

Free

Free

0843 / 0844 / 0845

Business rate numbers

3p to 18p

6p to 51p

0870

Business rate numbers

3p to 24p

6p to 57p

0871 / 0872 / 0873

Business rate numbers

3p to 24p

6p to 57p

09

Premium rate numbers

up to £3.71

up to £4.04

101

Police non-emergency number

15p (total cost per call)

15p (total cost per call)

105 / 111 / 112

Emergency numbers

Free

Free

118

Directory enquiry numbers

up to £3.71

up to £4.04

999

Emergency services

Free

Free

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