0306 Numbers

0306 Numbers

What is a 0306 number?

The 0306 dialling code is a non-geographical landline number used by charitable organisations and government bodies. It is charged at the same rate as a landline call but it is not linked to any particular area. The 03 area code was introduced as a way for companies and organisations to have a landline number without being linked to one particular area. This means that national organisations can have one central phone number that is charged at the local rate without using a local area code.

How much does it cost to call 0306 numbers?

A call to a 0306 number will be charged at the same rate as a landline number. If you are calling from a landline, it will be charged at the same rate as a local call. For many people, this means that the call will be free as they have free local calls included in their phone package. If you do not have a free local calls package, the call will be charged as a flat fee for connecting the call and then a fee for the duration of the call.

Can I call a 0306 number from outside the UK?

Some 0306 numbers will be accessible from outside the UK. In order to dial a 0306 number from overseas, you will need to add the international dialling code for the UK, which is +44 and then drop the first zero from the phone number

Are 0306 numbers freephone?

While many phone companies will include free calls to landlines and therefore calls to 0306 numbers are free it isn’t strictly a freephone number. While it may not be a freephone number, it isn’t a premium rate number, so you shouldn’t pay more to call this type of number. It will either be free, or be charged at the same rate as a local call if you are calling from a UK mobile phone or landline within the UK.

All 03 numbers are treated the same, no matter what digits follow the 03. There are a number of 03 phone numbers in use by government bodies and charitable organisations, including 0345 and 0372.