UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

Call Costs

Typical costs of calling from a landline

Charges for phone calls in the UK vary depending on the type of number being called. The huge variety of phone companies and tariffs available means that costs can vary considerably - but a rough idea of call costs for popular numbers from a domestic landline is given below.

The first few digits of a phone number give an idea of what call costs apply.

Number
starts
Type of
number
Typical charge
within UK
Included in bundles
and allowances
01
02
03
Landlines12p to 14p per minuteEvenings and weekends on many tariffs; all day on some
055
056
VOIP and corporate2p to 13p per minuteRarely
070Personal numbersUp to 51p per minuteNever
071
072
073
074
075
Mobile phones14p to 20p per minuteIncluded on some newer tariffs
076PagersUp to 30p per minuteNever
077
078
079
Mobile phones14p to 20p per minuteIncluded on some newer tariffs
0800
0808
FreephoneFree to callFree to call
0843
0844
0845
0870
0871
0872
Service numbers including a surcharge11p to 26p per minute, plus up to 13p per callRarely
09Service numbers including a surcharge11p to £3.73 per minute, plus up to £6.00 per callNever

Connection charges

Chargeable calls from a landline usually also attract a 'connection' or 'set-up' fee of 19p to 22p per call.

No connection fee is charged on calls to 084, 087 and 09 numbers, but there is usually a minimum charge duration of one minute.

Tariff notes

Costs quoted are typical charges for residential customers using BT, Sky, Talk Talk or Virgin. Last checked during December 2017.

Charges apply to UK numbers only. 01481, 01534 and 01624 numbers, as well as some 07 mobile phone prefixes, are used for the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and are often charged at higher rates.


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