What is a 0345 number?
The 0345 dialling code is a non-geographical landline number utilised by various government bodies and charitable organisations throughout the UK. Non-geographical means that it behaves the same as a landline number, but it isn’t linked to any particular area as it would be if the number started with 01 or 02.
All 03 numbers act the same, no matter which digits follow. They are all charged at the same rate as a UK home or business landline number. This type of phone number is beneficial for companies with offices up and down the country as it allows them to have a landline number without being linked to any particular area.
How much does it cost to call a 0345 number?
Calls to 0345 numbers are charged at the same rate as any other UK home or business landline. If you are calling from a landline, your phone provider may include free calls to landline numbers as part of your monthly phone package. The same applies to calls from mobile phones. If you have free minutes included in your phone plan, you will be able to use these minutes to call all 0345 numbers.
Can I call a 0345 number from outside the UK?
Some 0345 numbers will accept calls from outside the UK, but an alternative should be provided if not. In order to dial a 0345 number from outside the UK, you will need to amend the number to include the UK country code, which is +44. To do this, you would first dial +44 or 0044 and then omit the first zero from the 0345 dialling code. Then dial the rest of the phone number as usual.
Is 0345 a freephone number?
No, 0345 is not a freephone number. Calls to 0345 numbers are charged at the same rate as any other UK home or business landline phone number. You shouldn’t be charged more than a normal landline phone call as 0345 is not a premium rate number. Most calls will be free if you have minutes included in your phone package.