Special rate numbers
What are 0844 numbers?
All UK telephone numbers beginning with the digits 084 are special rate phone numbers. Charges for calling these numbers include a service charge of up to 7p per minute, which is used to pay for the service being provided.
Common uses for special rate numbers include:
- Chargeable information and support lines
- Event ticket and travel booking services
- Conference call services
- Pre-sales information lines
0844 call costs
Numbers starting with 084 cost up to 7p per minute or 7p per call, plus your phone tariff's standard access charge.
The exact cost of calling an 0844 number is a combination of the advertised Service Charge and the standard Access Charge set by your phone company. The total will typically be in the following range:
|Calling from||Typical cost|
|Landline||6p - 17p per minute|
|Mobile phone||9p - 52p per minute|
More information and links
0844 numbers include all UK phone numbers beginning 08440, 08441, 08442, 08443, 08444, 08445, 08446, 08447, 08448 and 08449.
Rates shown apply to residential/personal customers only and do not include any connection charges or minimum fees. Business tariffs may charge higher rates.