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STOP Calling Expensive 084 and 087 Numbers!

Started by: ian011
On: 01/06/2014 | 15:14
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by: ian011
on: 01/06/2014 | 15:14 edited: 12/01/2016 | 16:42

TIP!  If you're about to call an 084 or 087 number that you have called before, STOP ! Check the 'contact us' page of their website in case they have recently changed their telephone number.

 

TIP!  If you're about to call an 084 or 087 number mentioned in the phone book delivered at the end of last year, or on some paperwork previously sent to you, STOP ! Check the 'contact us' page of their website in case they have recently changed their telephone number.

 

TIP!  If you have only an 084 or 087 number to call, replace the 8 with a 3 and call the matching 034 or 037 number just in case it has recently been activated. Ofcom rules mean the new number will always belong to the same organisation.

 

TIP!  Some companies promote an 084 or 087 number for customers in the UK to call but also have a standard 01 or 02 number for use when customers are "calling from abroad". Replace the +44 with a 0 and you're away. You may also need to suppress Caller Line Identity.

 

TIP!  If the organisation does not list any 01, 02, 03 or 080 numbers, check the sayNOto0870 website in case there is a suitable alternative number listed there. Once you get through, ask the organisation for a permanent 01, 02 or 03 number.

 

TIP!  If you're keying in an 084 or 087 number and relying on an app to find an alternative 01 or 02 number, STOP! Make sure you check the website of the organisation you are calling in case they have already replaced their 084 or 087 number with a cheaper 03 number.

 

TIP!  If you usually call an alternative number such as the "calling from abroad" number or one you previously found on sayNOto0870, STOP! You will probably have bypassed any "change of number" announcements. Regularly check the organisation's website for updates.

 

TIP!  If you're forced to ring an 084 or 087 number as there appears to be no other option available, listen carefully to any announcements in case there is information about a recent or forthcoming change of telephone number.

 

TIP!  If you end up speaking to an organisation on an 084 or 087 number and the call is clearly covered by Regulation 41, inform them you require your "call costs over and above basic rate" to be refunded. From13 June 2014 this is your legal right.

 

 

Related articles:

13 June 2014 - an important date for phone users

STOP Calling Expensive 084 and 087 Numbers!

STOP Calling Your Bank on an Expensive 0845 Number

The end of 0500 numbers

The end of 0845 numbers for calling HMRC

The end of 0845 numbers for calling DWP

The end of 084 and 087 numbers for calling banks and insurance companies

 

Message 1 of 6
by: smiler667
on: 01/06/2014 | 15:15
Hello @ian011 & welcome to the giffgaff Community

Any calls to 0845, 0844 and 0870 numbers cost 12p per minute on the giffgaff network and will be deducted from your air time balance, NOT your active goodybag.

Goodybags only include calls to UK Landlines 01, 02 and 03 and any other UK Mobiles networks.

You can use this link www.saynoto0870.com where you can find the landlines numbers for several 0845, 0870 and 0844 numbers, using this method the calls will be deducted from your goody bag minutes instead of your airtime balance. or use the WeQ4u app for android & iOS for more info follow link below http://www.weq4u.co.uk/
Click to get free Nano/Micro/Standard sim with £5 credit
Message 2 of 6
by: scoobydoo10uk2000
on: 01/06/2014 | 15:39
Personally i use WEQ4U app. does the job nicely
Message 3 of 6
by: ian011
on: 01/06/2014 | 15:48 edited: 01/06/2014 | 15:53

@scoobydoo10uk2 wrote:

Personally i use WEQ4U app. does the job nicely.


At present you are keying in an e.g. 0845 number and the app looks for an alternative 01 or 02 number and calls that.

 

Many of those organisations are now moving away from 0845 numbers and over to new 03 numbers and have no need to keep the alternative 01 and 02 numbers going.

 

Where the 01 or 02 number no longer works, you'll need to look on their website for the new 03 number, or call the 0845 number to hear the number change announcement.

Message 4 of 6
by: jplamb13
on: 01/06/2014 | 18:03

This website works great to avoind the stupidly expensive numbers

 

http://www.saynoto0870.com/search.php

 

Not the best looking site but does the job

Message 5 of 6
by: ian011
on: 06/07/2014 | 15:44

As more and more businesses and organisations move over to new 03 numbers, there is becoming less and less need to look for alternative numbers.

 

Usage of 084 and 087 numbers is now rapidly declining.

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