Nomore0800 is a great service that helps people find geographic alternatives to expensive 0845 and 0870 numbers. Nomore0800 let’s you type in the premium rate number and see user submitted geographic numbers going to the same place. Our database of alternative numbers has been built-up with submissions from lots of contributors.
Nomore0800.com is a website that gives you alternative free number for companies that charge for their calls. Some alternative numbers are landland numbers rather than completely free, however will still save you a huge amount of money!
All you need to do is enter the 08 number you want to call and a list of suitable alternatives will be provided within moments where available. If you’ve discovered your own elsewhere you can also submit it to the database if it doesn’t exist there already.
Non-geographic numbers – numbers that don’t start 01, 02 or 03 – have their own special pricing arrangements. They are invariably more expensive than standard calls, and worse, are usually excluded from “free calls” packages
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The site lists many well known companies, and their equivalent geographical numbers. Alternatives listed for 0500, 0800, 0808, 0842, 0843, 0844, 0845, 0870, 0871, 0872 and 0873 numbers.
Many people don’t realise that there are many phone providers offering cheaper calls to standard telephone numbers (those beginning with 01, 02 or 03), which don’t apply to 0842, 0843, 0844, 0845, 0870, 0871, 0872 or 0873 telephone numbers.
Many companies advertise a separate number that can be used when calling from abroad – This usually begins in the format +44 – There is nothing to stop you using this number from the UK (as it is a normal rate telephone call), and will be included in any inclusive minutes provided by your landline or mobile phone provider. Many others will give you a standard number if you ask.
This site is all about listing these numbers, saving you money, without having to pay additional charges. To get started and find a particular number, please click on the ‘Search Button” in Homepage to find an alternative number.
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Why do companies use these numbers?
The answer is simple: Non-geographic numbers are often revenue makers, so it’s unsurprising many high street names, including Sky, Argos and even Carphone Warehouse, issue them.
A five second “0870 numbers” Google search reveals all; telecom providers offer, “0870 numbers that earn you 1.5p per minute” A simple calculation based on this is all too revealing; a big company with 3,000 daily daytime callers, each holding for 10 minutes, would generate over £150,000 a year.
Some companies deny they profit, with cleverly worded, “we’re not paid when people call our numbers” disclaimers. This usually means that in return for using an 0870/1 number, they’re supplied with sophisticated high tech call handling and routing technology, and the provider gets the revenue. So the real question is, ‘how much would that service have cost otherwise?”, as that’s their real profit.
While premium rates are more expensive, at least they’re transparent as they’re required to inform you of the tariff. More importantly, premium rates’ much tighter regulation means they can’t leave you on hold, racking up the cost. Yet the 0870 regulations are flaccid, so they can and do keep us on hold, boosting their profits.
Normally, when you make a call, your number will be available to the called customer, using either the Caller Display or Call Return (1471) services. It is both polite and helpful to others to let them have this information as it can give them more confidence when answering phone calls and they may be able to phone you back later.
However, there may be situations where you don’t want those you call to find out your number. The simplest way to do this is to dial 141 before the number you want. So, if you want to dial, say, 0171 634 8700 but want to withhold your number, you would dial 141 0171 634 8700. Always dial the 141 first, in front of any other numbers.
141 hide your phone number as required
The ability of the person called to recognise that the person calling them is NOT calling from outside the UK has been made easier. Many companies can refuse to accept your calls for this reason.
To block your number, it is recommended that you must remember to prefix the number called with 141
Nomore0800.com is crowd sourced, there’s few people verifying that the numbers submitted are genuine. This means there are quite a few dud numbers listed. There’s not way to verify you’re actually connecting to the right people.
Some numbers on our site are verified but all is not correct verified for Nomore0800.com because is a very time-consuming task. Willfully fake ones could be posted by scammers, so be extra careful if using it for a sensitive number (i.e. your bank’s). If you found incorrect numbers please contact us
Furthermore, Nomore0800 uses adverts straight from Google to help fund it. Sadly Google automatically places ads to match the site content; paradoxically meaning that 0870 providers are often advertised on the site. Luckily the ads rotate so many people won’t see this, but if you do, you now know why.
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