Standard rate numbers
What are 0333 numbers?
0333 numbers are a type of phone number used by businesses, government and other organisations. They always cost the same to call as regular local or national landline numbers in the UK.
0333 call costs
By law, calls to numbers starting 03 must be charged at the same rate as calls to normal landlines (those that start with 01 or 02).
0333 numbers are included in call allowances, bundled talktime or 'free' minutes in the same way as regular landline numbers.
If you have used up all your free or inclusive calls, or you are calling at a time of day when you do not get free calls to 01, 02 and 03 numbers, you will be charged at the same rate as for calls to a regular local or national landline.
|Calling from||Typical cost||Included in talktime?|
|Landline||10p-12p per minute||Yes, on same basis |
as normal landlines.
|Mobile phone||35p-45p per minute|
Prices are for residential customers as of September 2014 and intended as a guide only. Connection fees and minimum charges often apply.
All phone numbers beginning with 03 work in the same way and are charged at the same rate.
0333 numbers do not generate any income for the organisation being called - this is specifically prohibited.
Information about 0333 numbers applies to all UK numbers starting with 0333, including those that begin 03330, 03331, 03332, 03333, 03334, 03335, 03336, 03337, 03338 and 03339.