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In the UK, 0500 numbers are intended to be free to call and generally remain so from landline telephones including payphones.
The cost of calling an 0500 number from mobile phones varies, with most operators charging for such calls.
No new 0500 numbers have been issued since the 1990s, so 0500 numbers are now relatively uncommon.
0500 numbers are free from most landlines.
The cost of calling an 0500 number from a mobile phone is typically between 20p and 40p.
|From a BT landline||Free||Check costs|
|From an EE mobile phone||Up to 20p/min||Check costs|
|From an O2 mobile phone||Up to 20p/min||Check costs|
|From an Orange mobile phone||Up to 35p/min||Check costs|
|From a T-mobile mobile phone||Up to 20p/min||Check costs|
|From a Three mobile phone||Up to 15p/min||Check costs|
|From a Vodafone mobile phone||Up to 14p/min||Check costs|
Costs to nearest penny at November 2013. Please confirm with your phone company before calling.
0500 is not an 'area code' and 0500 numbers are not linked to any specific location. Calls to an 0500 number are routed to wherever the number's owner chooses, which can be anywhere in the country or even overseas.