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Avoid 0845 telephone number charges
Many large companies use telephone numbers that cost more to call from mobiles and landlines than ordinary numbers do.
These numbers include those that begin 500, 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0870 and 0871. Regular land line numbers that correspond to specific regions in the UK begin with 01, 02, or 03. For example, 0117 for the Bristol area code, 0207 for London, 02476 for Coventry, 0115 for Nottingham.
The telephone numbers that companies use cost more to call from a lanline or mobile. These can cost up to £1 a minute in some cases.
But few people know that it is possible to connect to the same office by using a regular land line number. Fewer people have the time to research and find what that regular land line number is. But by using a regional dialling code number people that call 0845 numbers and the like can save hundreds of pounds a year on their phone bills. Hundreds of pounds simply buy dialling a different number.
These large corporations do not want people to know that there are alternative numbers that they can use. This is because the companies receive extra revenue from everybody who rings the 0500, 0870, 0845, 0844 and even 0800 numbers.
One website that has led the way in revealing alternative phone numbers to ring in order to avoud expensive hidden costs is SayNoTo0870.com .The website received excellent reviews in the national media in the UK for helping consumers stand up to the expensive telephone chargers in the UK.
The simple and basic website has a feature that allows people to type in the name of a company or an 08 number. The online tool then searches through a large database of companies and returns an alternative to the 08 number. The user then has the satisfaction of being able to ring the real land line number knowing that they are dodging a charge of up to a few pounds for calling.
Just some Companies that use 08 numbers
- Alliance and Leicester
- British Gas
- Currys and PC World
- Laura Ashley
- Royal Mail