What is a 0303 number?
The 0303 area code is a non-geographical landline number. This type of phone number is used by government organisations and charitable bodies. This type of phone number allows them to have a phone number which is charged at the local rate without choosing a geographical location. This is particularly useful for organisations like hospitals where calls might be handled in a central location and then forwarded to specific locations as required.
How much does it cost to call a 0303 number?
Calls to 0303 numbers are charged at the same rate as any geographical landline. The benefit of a 0303 number is that all calls are charged at the same rate as a landline. You will be charged a connection fee and then a fee for the duration of the call. This will be charged at the same rate as a normal landline call and many call packages will include these calls in their minute bundles.
If you are calling from a landline, you will be charged your standard network fee, or the call will be free if you have free calls to landlines included in your phone package. If you are calling from a mobile phone, you will be charged the same as calling a landline. If you have free minutes in your mobile phone package, you will be able to use these to call 0303 numbers.
Are calls to 0303 numbers free?
0303 numbers are not freephone numbers, but they aren’t premium rate either, so you shouldn’t pay extra for the call unless you are overseas.
If you are calling from overseas, you will be charged the same rate you would be charged to call a landline in the UK. If you are calling from overseas, you will need to include the international dialling code for the UK, which is +44. You would then remove the first zero of the area code and then dial the seven-digit phone number as usual.
All numbers that start with 03 are charged at the same rate, it doesn’t matter which numbers follow these.