UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

Call Costs

Typical costs of calling from a mobile

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 personal mobile phone is given below.

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

Call costs from a mobile phone

Number
starts
Type of
number
Typical charge
within UK
Included in bundles
and allowances
01
02
03
Landlines30p to 55p per minuteUsually
055
056
VOIP and corporate10p to 55p per minuteNever
070Personal numbers30p to 86p per minute and/or up to £1.22 per callNever
071
072
073
074
075
Mobile phones30p to 55p per minuteUsually
076Pagers30p to 86p per minute and/or up to £1.22 per callNever
077
078
079
Mobile phones30p to 55p per minuteUsually
0800
0808
FreephoneFree to callFree to call
0843
0844
0845
0870
0871
0872
Service numbers including a surcharge44p to 68p per minute, plus up to 13p per callNever
09Service numbers including a surcharge44p to £4.15 per minute, plus up to £6.00 per callNever

Costs quoted are typical charges for personal customers and 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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