What Are 0300 Numbers

The aim of this site is to provide up-to-date information on 0300 numbers and call costs from the major mobile and landline providers and to allow consumers to make informed decisions about how much a call to an 0300 number will cost before the call”.

0300 Numbers

With all of the differing telephone numbers and new call costs it is often difficult to estimate the cost of telephone calls from landlines and mobiles before starting the call and in some cases what may appear to be a free to call number will actually incur a significant cost.

Because I have used my phone with a capped contract  I have been stung with a £46 telephone bill for calling the HMRC using my mobile phone that is on an Orange contract and have noticed that lots of other people seem to have been caught in the same situation.

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The increase in use of recently promoted telephone prefixes like the 03 number range including 0345, 0344 and 0300 numbers in addition to the changes in call costs to some 08 numbers is leading to people building up large call charges when these same calls can often be made without a cost.

In essence it is often possible to make a call to most organisations using a number that will already be included in your call package and as such it is always worth checking that you are using the most cost effective number when starting a call.

The 0300 Telephone numbers website aims to provide up-to-date information on the latest charges for a number of telephone network providers when making calls to any given geographic or non geographic telephone number.

The call costs information on this site is updated on a weekly basis, however we do seek user input when services their calling plans before we have updated, so if you do notice a change in pricing of any of the major networks please drop us a line in the comments including a reference link so that we can check and update the information that we share.

0300 Telepnone Number Information service

Non-geographic numbers are used by many large companies so that they can dynamically route calls through to callcentres. There are various numbers starting 03, 08 and 09 with a variety of charges.

“The three main types are:
03 – inclusive in calls allowance, else charged at “geographic rate”
080 – free call from mobiles and landlines
084, 087, 09 – numbers with an additional service charge.

Most public services, local authorities and charities are now swapping their 0845 lines over to the matching 0300 numbers.

Calls to 03 numbers are inclusive from landlines and from mobiles. If you haven’t got any inclusive minutes, or they have run out, these calls are charged at a per-minute rate, often known as “geographic rate”.

Ofcom regulations require phone providers to treat calls to 03 numbers the same as calls to 01 and 02 numbers. This applies whether you call from a landline or from a mobile.

We have created this site to track costs for all of the major mobile phone operators when calling 0300 numbers. The latest prices are listed in our Mobile Costs Section. In most cases, an inclusive calls allowance on your landline or on your mobile will offer much better value for money than paying a ‘per-minute’ rate ever will.”

Most Mobile Operators treat Numbers begining with 03 in just the same way as numbers starting 01 and 02 and will allow calls to be made from your inclusive balance.

From 13 June 2014, it is no longer legal for retailers and passenger transport companies to provide premium-rate numbers (that includes 084, 087 and 09) for customer service telephone lines. This law was passed as part of “The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013″ on 13th December 2013.

Are 0300 Numbers Free?

Costs to call 0300 numbers from mobiles.