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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, but currently chargeable from many mobile phones.
|BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media landlines||Free|
|Vodafone||14p per minute|
|O2||20p per minute|
|EE, Orange and T-Mobile||20p per minute|
Costs to the nearest penny on the most recent tariffs, as at April 2014. Older tariffs may vary.
All 0800 and 0808 numbers will become free to call from all landlines and mobiles from the end of June 2015.
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.
Numbers beginning 0808 9 were originally introduced specifically for flat-rate dial-up internet access.
In addition, former 0321 xxxxxx numbers moved to 0808 0xx xxxx between 1998 and 2000.