Special rate numbers
What are 0844 numbers?
0844 numbers are a type of phone number used mainly by businesses. They usually cost more to call than regular local or national landline numbers.
0844 call costs
From BT lines, 0844 number call costs vary but should not be more than around 5p per minute. Calls made using other operators or mobile phones usually cost more.
Calls to 0844 numbers are not normally included in talk plans or free call allowances.
|BT landlines||Up to 5p per minute|
|Three||5p per minute|
|Vodafone||35p per minute|
|O2||20p per minute|
|EE, Orange and T-Mobile||40p per minute|
0844 call charges above are to the nearest penny on the most recent consumer tariffs, as at April 2014. Older tariffs may vary. Some 0844 numbers are charged per call, rather than per minute, and extra call set-up costs may be charged. Please confirm with your phone company before calling.
Do 0844 numbers generate income?
When a company receives incoming calls on an 0844 number, the higher call charge may allow it to receive payments of up to around 5p/min or similar benefits from its telephone company.
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0844 numbers include all UK phone numbers beginning 08440, 08441, 08442, 08443, 08444, 08445, 08446, 08447, 08448 and 08449.