What is a 0371 number?
The 0371 dialling code is a non-geographical landline phone number utilised by government offices, nonprofits and charitable organisations throughout the UK. It allows these companies to have a landline phone number which isn’t linked to any particular area in the UK. This is beneficial if companies need to offer a uniform level of service to their customers and callers regardless of where they are based in the UK.
All 03 numbers behave the same way and are all treated the same as landline numbers. The first 03 numbers were introduced by Ofcom in 2007 as an alternative to 08 numbers. They are intended to give customer confidence about the cost of the call.
How much does it cost to call 0371 numbers?
The 03 dialling code was introduced to offer companies an alternative to 08 numbers. The biggest benefit is that these numbers cost the same to call whether the caller is using a landline or a mobile phone.
The call is charged at the same rate as any other call to a landline and are also included in any free minutes offers from landline and mobile phone service providers. If paying for the call, the caller will be charged a connection fee and then a duration fee, so the longer the call, the more expensive it will be. Many phone providers include free minutes to 03 numbers as standard.
Can I call 0371 numbers from outside the UK?
Some 0371 numbers will accept phone calls from numbers outside the UK. In order to dial a 0371 number from outside the UK, the caller will need to add the international dialling code for the UK and then omit the first zero. This means that the dialling code will be +44 371 followed by the rest of the phone number.
Is 0371 a freephone number?
No, 0371 is not a freephone number, but it is a fixed rate number which behaves the same as any other landline number regardless of whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile phone. Many phone providers include free minutes to 0371 numbers, but it’s important to check with your service provider to be certain.