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In the UK, 0808 numbers are intended to be free to call and generally remain so from landline telephones including payphones.
The cost of calling an 0808 number from mobile phones varies, with most operators charging for such calls.
All numbers beginning with '0808' are 0808 numbers. This includes numbers that start 08080, 08081, 08082, 08088 or 08089.
0808 numbers are free from most landlines.
The cost of calling an 0808 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.
Numbers beginning 0808 80 are dedicated to telephone helplines and usually free to call from landlines and mobile phones alike.
Numbers beginning 0808 9 were originally introduced specifically for flat-rate dial-up internet access.
0808 is not an 'area code' and 0808 numbers are not linked to any specific location. Calls to an 0808 number are routed to wherever the number's owner chooses, which can be anywhere in the country or even overseas.
0808 numbers were introduced in 1997 to provide additional freephone capacity alongside the existing 0800 prefix.
In addition, former 0321 xxxxxx numbers moved to 0808 0xx xxxx between 1998 and 2000.