Are 0300 numbers and 0330 numbers free to phone?

Lately, we have noticed a lot of customers asking the same question of Google and then visiting our alphaTALK website hoping to get answers. The phrasing of questions often resembles one of the following:

  • Are 0300 numbers and 0330 numbers free?
  • Is an 0300 number a free number?
  • How much do calls to 0300 numbers cost?
  • What are 0300 numbers?

…but the basic question is essentially the same.

Today, we would like to answer that question for you.

All phone numbers starting with 03, including 0333, 0330 and 0300 (0345 and 0370 too)  numbers will always cost exactly the same rate as a local call (now known as standard rate call) to dial. You can even think of them as truly local rate because of this.

The confusion is created because some telephone operators, such as BT, offer and bundle a number of free inclusive call minutes for their customers. These inclusive minutes allow for local calls to be made at no extra charge; in other words, they’re free.

As before, 0333, 0330 and 0300 numbers cost exactly the same as a local rate call. Therefore, if calling a local rate number is free for you, then calling an 0300 number will be free as well. If your mobile operator, such as O2 or Vodafone, also provides you with inclusive call minutes, then calls to 0300 numbers will also be free.

If you do not receive inclusive call minutes as part of your landline or mobile package, then calls to 0333, 0330 or 0300 numbers will only ever cost as much as a local rate call, such as 0207 for London or 0161 for Manchester.

We at alphaTALK are able to offer 0300 numbers for charities and non-profit organisations and 0330 numbers for businesses and everybody else. According to Ofcom, in 2012, over 92% of adults in the UK owned or had regular access to a mobile phone, with the number increasing all the time. Give your business or orgnisation a distinct advantage when it comes to customers or clients having fewer barriers to call you.

If you’ve got any questions about our 0333, 0330, or 0300 numbers, the staff here at alphaTALK would love to hear from you. You can get in touch by emailing, visiting us at the alphaTALK website or calling us on 0800 093 2193. Alternatively, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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One thought on “Are 0300 numbers and 0330 numbers free to phone?

  1. jimmy says:

    i suppose it means i cant call them for free from the phone box….right?

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