UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

0306 numbers

Standard landline rate numbers

Number type:0306 number
Usage:Non-geographic numbering for public services and charities
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Introduced:March 2007
Similar numbers:All other 03 numbers

What are 0306 numbers?

An 0306 number is a special type of landline-rate phone number used by government bodies, the public sector, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Unlike traditional landline phone numbers, 0306 numbers are not linked with specific geographic locations. However, the cost to call an 0306 number within the UK is always the same as calling a normal home or business landline.

0306 number call costs

A call to an 0306 number costs the same as a call to a normal home or business landline.

All numbers that start with 03 are charged at the same rate as standard landline numbers that start with '01' or '02'. If your phone tariff offers inclusive calls to landlines, calls to 0306 numbers will also be included on the same basis.

Call typeCall cost
0306 number from a landlineIncluded in any applicable call packages, otherwise standard landline rates.
0306 number from a mobileIncluded in talktime and bundled minutes, otherwise standard landline rates.

Telecoms regulator Ofcom specifically prohibits phone companies from charging more to call an 03 number than a standard landline, as detailed in their call costs guide.

Are 0306 numbers free to call?

0306 numbers are not the same as freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers, but they can be called at no extra charge on many phone tariffs.

If your phone tariff offers free calls to landlines at certain times of day, or has inclusive calls or bundled minutes that cover calls to landline numbers, calls to 0306 numbers (and all other 03 numbers) will be included in these deals on the exact same basis.

All '03 numbers' work in the same way and are charged at the same rate. This includes 03060 numbers, 03061 numbers, 03065 numbers, 03068 numbers and all other numbers that start with the digits 0306, regardless of how the number is displayed or what the following digits are.

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