What is a 0343 number?
The 0343 dialling code is a non-geographical number which behaves the same as a home or business landline. These phone numbers are used by government bodies, charities and nonprofit organisations. These phone numbers are used to offer a universal service to everyone, regardless of geographical location. This is good for organisations with sites across the country as they do not need to be linked to a particular location.
All 03 numbers are the same, no matter which digits proceed them. They are all non-geographical numbers which are charged at the same rate as landline phone calls. Calls to these numbers will be charged the same rate, regardless of whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile phone.
How much does it cost to call a 0343 number?
Calls to 0343 numbers cost the same as calls to any other geographical landline. Networks will charge a base connection fee and then another fee for the duration of the call. Many phone providers include free calls to landlines at certain times, such as evenings and weekends. The same often applies to mobile phone providers as monthly and pay-as-you-go packages will often include free minutes to landline numbers, including 0343 numbers.
Can I call a 0343 number from outside the UK?
Some 0343 numbers will accept calls from outside the UK, but this will depend on the individual provider. If they do not accept calls from outside the UK, an alternative number should be provided. In order to call a 0343 number from outside the UK, you will need to add the international dialling code, which is +44. You will then omit the first zero from the 0343 and then dial the rest of the number as normal.
Is 0343 a freephone number?
The 0343 phone number is not a freephone number. Unlike 0800 and 0808 numbers, the 0343 number isn’t a freephone number. However, many phone providers will include free calls to non-geographical landlines in their packages. Otherwise, you shouldn’t be charged any more than it would cost to call a home or business landline.