0333 Numbers

Standard landline rate numbers

Number range:0333
Type:Non-geographic number
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Introduced:March 2007
Similar numbers:All other numbers starting with 03

What are 0333 numbers?

An 0333 number is a special type of landline-rate phone number used by businesses and various other organisations.

Unlike traditional landline phone numbers, 0333 numbers are not linked with specific geographic locations. However, the cost to call an 0333 number within the UK is always the same as calling a normal home or business landline.

0333 number call costs

A call to an 0333 number costs the same as a call to a normal home or business landline.

All numbers that start with 03 are charged at the same rate as normal local or national landline numbers that start with '01' or '02'. If your phone tariff offers inclusive calls to landlines, calls to 0333 numbers will also be included in the same way.

Call costs from landlines

Most home phone tariffs include free calls to these numbers, at least in the evenings and at weekends. If your tariff does not offer inclusive calls to landlines, or you are calling at a time of day when charges apply, typical rates are:

Landline companyWeekday daytime
(if not inclusive)
Evening / weekend
(if not inclusive)
Plus set-up fee
(per call)
BT10p per minute10p per minute17p per call
The Co-operative8p per minute8p per minute13p per call
KC10p per minute10p per minute16p per call
Plusnet10p per minute10p per minute16p per call
Post Office10p per minute1p per minute16p per call
Sky Talk12p per minute12p per minute17p per call
TalkTalk12p per minute12p per minute17p per call
Utility Warehouse8p per minuten/a17p per call
Virgin Media12p per minute6p-12p per minute19p per call

Call costs from mobile phones

If your tariff does not offer any inclusive minutes, or you have used all your inclusive or bundled calling allowances, the following prices apply:

Mobile companyPay monthly
(if not inclusive)
Pay as you go
(if not inclusive)
Asda Mobilen/a8p per minute
BT Mobile35p per minuten/a
The Co-operative20p per minute4p-7p per minute
EE40p per minute30p per minute
Giffgaffn/a15p per minute
O245p per minute30p per minute
TalkTalk40p per minuten/a
Tesco Mobile25p per minute25p per minute
Three35p per minute3p per minute
Virgin Media40p per minute35p per minute
Vodafone45p per minute30p per minute

Prices are for residential customers on current tariffs as of 2 May 2016, rounded to the nearest penny and intended as a guide only. Minimum charges may apply.

All '03 numbers' work in the same way and are charged at the same rate. This includes 03330 numbers, 03331 numbers, 03332 numbers, 03333 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0333, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

Are 0333 numbers free to call?

0333 numbers are not the same as freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers, but they can be called at no extra charge on many phone tariffs.

If your phone tariff offers free calls to landlines at certain times of day, or has inclusive calls or bundled minutes that cover calls to landline numbers, calls to 0333 numbers (and all other 03 numbers) will be included in these deals on the exact same basis.

0333 numbers