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How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

The other day i HAD to call an 0844 number

I must have been on the phone for just over 3 - 5 minutes

I got cut off

 

Afterwards, I found out that the £1 credit I had was all taken

I'm pretty sure I wasnt on the phone for 10 minutes - I think anyway

 

How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

 

AND is there ANY way around it? Maybe call a different local number and pay less by having your call transferred?

I don't actually have any big need to call regularly - and would only need very little - but good to know regardless

 

Thanks

 

 

Omar

 

 

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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

20p per minute
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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

numbers starting 0843, 0844, 0845 (charged in per minute increments) 20p per minute :smileyvery-happy:
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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

Have you tried looking on http://www.saynoto0870.com for an alternative number?
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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

ouch... that's quite a lot!

i should have called someone who could do a conference call and get them to call the 0844 number!

 

else... i'm sure phone cards with 0800 number access would cost much less

 

i won't need to bother anyway - i don't really have a need or want to call numbers like that on my mobile

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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

ttp://www.saynoto0870.com is great. i didn't use. i should have

i find that u can't always find a number. on this occassion, the company i needed to call was dhl

it wasnt a standard head office number - but should have tried all the same

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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

UPDATE, in case you land on this page after a search to see how much it costs to dial 0844 numbers.

Presently May 2014, the cost is 12p per minute with a minimum of 1 minute charge. The cost may (or may not) change in the future.

from http://giffgaff.com/index/pricing

Numbers starting 0870, 0871, 0872, 0873       12p per minute
Numbers starting 0843, 0844, 0845, 081, 089 12p per minute

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@warrenl thanks for sharing. Kudos given
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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

[ Edited ]

The reason why calls to 084 and 087 numbers cost more than calls to standard 01, 02 and 03 numbers is that part of the call cost is paid onwards to whoever you are calling. They use this to cover the running costs of the line with any remainder paid out as revenue share.

 

The call costs will be changing on 26 June 2015. Ofcom requires greater transparency both of the onwards payment and of the amount retained by the caller's provider. The new system is known as the "unbundled tariff". It is possible that 0845 call prices will fall slightly and 0871, 0872 and 0873 call costs will rise.



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Re: How much does it cost to call 0844 numbers?

They cost 20p per minute.
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