on 25-11-2011 16:33
What do giffgaff charge for an 0344 number? I put it in the search engine but I am still not sure. 0300's I thought are free like 0800's - am I right? But it is not clear about other numbers starting 03.
My local council has now changed its main contact from a geographical number to an 0344 number. Annoyingly they have a link to the Ofcom site which explains that 0344 numbers are charged at no more then than 01 or 02 numbers. Which sounds good and generous of them - until you find out they are not included in all landline packages. I did check with Talktalk and they informed me that I would be charged - same as I was when I dialled an 0844 recently. (0845's are free in my package as are 0870's but not 0871's.)
If Ofcom says they should be charged like 01 and 02 numbers does that mean that they come out of goodybag minutes as usual - or would it come out of credit - if so at what price?
I do have plenty of minutes left in my goodybag - but don't want to use up credit unless I can't help it.
(I remember when the non geographic numbers were an excellent idea and made it much cheaper to contact utilities- but the world of telecommunictions has chaged since then. I object to them now!)
on 25-11-2011 16:43
on 25-11-2011 17:13
All 03 numbers are to be charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 geographic numbers.
So there's no point in searching "Say no to 0870" for 03 numbers.
Note in particular that 0300 numbers are not freephone numbers.