0800 numbers to be free from mobiles
30 Apr 2015
Free will mean free
Many organisations use Freephone numbers – starting 0800 or 0808 – for people to contact them. Historically, these calls have generally been free when dialled from a landline, but mobile users are usually charged for calling them.
From 1 July 2015, as part of the UK Calling changes, all numbers starting 0800 or 0808 will become free for consumers to call from mobile phones, as they are from landlines.
At present, calls to Freephone numbers from mobiles typically cost between 14p and 40p per minute.