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How to find alternatives for 084 / 087 phone numbers

Started by: ragnorak
On: 27/02/2010 | 15:59
Replies: 6

by: ragnorak
on: 27/02/2010 | 15:59

Fed up with paying extra for calling numbers starting with 084 or 087 on your mobile? This is a problem on all networks, even if giffgaff's 20p per minute is more reasonable than what some other networks charge. The good news is that in most cases you don't have to call these premium numbers as there is usually an alternative geographical number that gets you through to exactly the same place. The best place to find these is on this useful site
All you need to do is enter the 08 number you want to call and a list of suitable alternatives will be provided within moments where available. If you've discovered your own elsewhere you can also submit it to the database if it doesn't exist there already.

Remember that Freephone numbers (0800 etc) are FREE on giffgaff (unlike on other networks) so you don't need to find alternatives for those!

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by: locobird
on: 01/03/2010 | 10:44

You don't always need to use the web site.  Many organisations give a standard UK number to be used by people abroad.  It usually works from the UK as well Smiley Wink

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by: danielclo1il
on: 05/03/2010 | 14:33

theres an app on the app store called 0870, its basically a mobile version of say no to 0870 for iPhone Smiley Happy


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by: awan1
on: 10/05/2013 | 12:55

you can find all alternative numbers for such as 0844,0845 and 0870 and you can find local numbers starting with 01,02,03 or starting with 0800 free from landline. Just go on this link Put the number or company name in the relevant boxes

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by: alecalexandrou
on: 10/05/2013 | 13:33
0844, 0845, and 0870 numbers are charged at 12p a minute on giffgaff not 20p.
Saynoto0870 is a good service which can help you find an alternative landline number or freephone number.

You can also call weQ4U and if the number is in their data base you can use inclusive minutes to call the number.
Not all numbers will be in the database though.

You can use this service by calling tel. 03335432111
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by: edwatki
on: 28/05/2013 | 15:33



From my research the best alternative numbers are the 0300 numbers as these are included in yourn free minutes  bundel (typically 0800 numbers aren't free from a mobile except with giffgaff).


This website seem to have a lot of 0300 and 0800 alternatives for some of the big brand companies.


Hope that helps.



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by: ctonesy76
on: 01/06/2013 | 14:55
you don't always have to use the website to do so, but it usually gives you a standard uk number to be used to anyone abroad, and it should usually work in the UK also.
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