What is a 0333 number?
The 0333 dialling code is a non-geographical code used by government organisations and charities. It allows these organisations to offer calls at the same rate as other landline phone numbers without being tied to a particular geographical region. This is beneficial to some organisations as it means that can offer the same service to customers no matter where in the UK they are based.
All 03 numbers are treated the same, no matter what digits follow the 03. They are all non-geographical landlines that offer the same rates a geographical landline numbers. Other popular 03 numbers include 0345 and 0332.
How much does it cost to call 0333 numbers?
Calls to 0333 numbers are charged at the same rate as calls to any UK home or business landline. Many phone providers will include free minutes to these phone numbers, during evenings and weekends, for example. If you do not have free calls to these numbers, you will be charged a connection fee and then a fee for the duration of the call. The same applies to calls from mobile phones. Calls to landline phone numbers, including 0333 numbers may be included in your phone package. If not, you will be charged the same rate as any other geographical landline.
Can I call a 0333 number from outside the UK?
Some 0333 numbers will accept calls from outside the UK. To call a 0333 number from outside the UK you will need to add the international dialling code for the UK, which is +44. In order to use this dialling code, you then need to omit the first zero from the phone number. Rates to calls to 0333 numbers from outside the UK will vary depending on your network provider.
Is 0333 a freephone number?
0333 numbers are not freephone numbers like 0800 or 0808 numbers. They cost the same as calls to any other UK landline, which means they will often be included in phone packages which offer free minutes. 0333 numbers are not premium rate numbers, so you should never be charged more than a call to a landline number.