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lifting ban on 0845 numbers

Started by: kate64412
On: 12/02/2019 | 13:52
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by: kate64412
on: 12/02/2019 | 13:52

Hi, we have a few phones that our engineers use with a monthly 'goodie bag' however they are unable to call 0845 numbers without topping up credit and using the credit to ring with. I have been trying to find a way to be able to lift the ban on the 0845 numbers but haven't been able to locate an answer. Any suggestions?

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by: unftlaty
on: 12/02/2019 | 13:56 edited: 12/02/2019 | 14:00

@kate64412 wrote:

Hi, we have a few phones that our engineers use with a monthly 'goodie bag' however they are unable to call 0845 numbers without topping up credit and using the credit to ring with. I have been trying to find a way to be able to lift the ban on the 0845 numbers but haven't been able to locate an answer. Any suggestions?

There is no "Ban" they are chargeable numbers on most networks 

You will need airtime credit to call them 

Have you tried using

 

www.saynoto0870.com to search for an alternative number 

 

Or there is the app WeQ4U that will search free for you.

www.weq4u.co.uk

Order a SIM to join Giffgaff and you'll get £5 extra credit when you activate with £10 or more.

https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/unftlaty?ggSMS=app
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by: unftlaty
on: 12/02/2019 | 13:56 edited: 12/02/2019 | 14:00

@kate64412 wrote:

Hi, we have a few phones that our engineers use with a monthly 'goodie bag' however they are unable to call 0845 numbers without topping up credit and using the credit to ring with. I have been trying to find a way to be able to lift the ban on the 0845 numbers but haven't been able to locate an answer. Any suggestions?

There is no "Ban" they are chargeable numbers on most networks 

You will need airtime credit to call them 

Have you tried using

 

www.saynoto0870.com to search for an alternative number 

 

Or there is the app WeQ4U that will search free for you.

www.weq4u.co.uk

Order a SIM to join Giffgaff and you'll get £5 extra credit when you activate with £10 or more.

https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/unftlaty?ggSMS=app
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by: bengalknights
on: 12/02/2019 | 13:58
Hello @kate64412 use the saynoto08 app which will find local numbers for these
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: sloz
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:03

@kate64412
Hi, most companies will supply a 03 alternative that will come out of a goodybag allowance
(so for instance a previous number 0845 609 4343
Call 0345 609 43423)

The weq4u app as mentioned is very useful
Or
Call the weq4u number direct
0333 5432 111
As soon as you hear the automated voice key in the 084 or 087 number
And (on most instances) they'll put you through
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: isabel1066
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:05
@kate64412 look here www.saynoto0870.com for maybe a free 0800 number to replace 0845.
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by: mcilwraith
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:13

try the one i use @kate64412 dial 0333 5432 111 listen to the prompt and put the number in you want to call

ive got that number on my contacts list.saves dialling it every time you need it

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by: antho16293
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:55
hiand welcome im afraid 0845 numbers are not part of the goodybags bundle minutes and require airtime credit to make those calls.
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by: z201205
on: 12/02/2019 | 15:21
Please note that under Giffgaff t&c, use should be for personal use only and not used for business purposes.
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by: sheppola
on: 12/02/2019 | 16:02

@kate64412

@kate64412 wrote:

Hi, we have a few phones that our engineers use with a monthly 'goodie bag' however they are unable to call 0845 numbers without topping up credit and using the credit to ring with. I have been trying to find a way to be able to lift the ban on the 0845 numbers but haven't been able to locate an answer. Any suggestions?

0845 numbers have been illegal since 2014.Companies must supply an equivalent 0345 number so change the prefix  to 0345.

 

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