If you receive a call from a 0300 number, there is no way of knowing where the company or organisation is located. 0300 numbers are a special type of phone number used by government organisations, non-profits and charities. They aren’t linked to any geographical location, but they are charged the same rate as a geographical landline.
The 0300 part is the equivalent of an area code and then there will be an additional seven digits.
How much does it cost to call a 0300 number?
If you need to call a 0300 number from a landline, it will cost the same as it would cost to phone a geographical landline number. You will be charged a connection fee and then a duration fee. If you have a bundle of minutes included with your phone package, you will be able to use these minutes to call a 0300 number. If you don’t have free minutes included, the standard network rate will apply.
If you are calling from a mobile phone, you will be charged the same as you would be to call a geographical landline. Some mobile phone providers give their customers a set number of free minutes every month. You will be able to use your free minutes to call a 0300 number. If you do not have free minutes, your standard network rate will apply.
Are 0300 numbers free to call?
Although 0300 numbers are not classed as freephone numbers, you won’t be charged any extra to call this dialling code. 0300 numbers should be charged at your usual network rate, whether you are calling from a landline or mobile phone. If you have free minutes included with your landline package or your mobile phone package, you can use these to call a 0300 phone number.
0300 numbers are treated the same as any geographical landline number, without being linked to any physical location. This makes them ideal for charities and organisations with locations around the country.