The cost of calling a phone number depends on the digits it starts with, your phone provider and whether you use a landline or mobile.

You may get free calls to some numbers as part of your call package. Check with your phone provider.

The costs below are approximate. Check with your phone provider to find out the actual cost, particularly if you’re calling from abroad. Calls from payphones can cost more.

Number starts with Description Cost from landlines per minute (approximate) Cost from mobiles per minute (approximate)
Geographic numbers for specific parts of the UK up to 9p 8p to 40p
UK-wide numbers up to 9p 8p to 40p
07 Mobile numbers 6p to 32p 8p to 40p
070 Personal or ‘follow me’ numbers regulated by PhonepayPlus 4p to 65p 30p to £1.50
Freephone service Free 7p to 40p
Business rate numbers 1p to 13p 5p to 41p
0845 Business rate numbers 1p to 12p 5p to 40p
0870 Business rate numbers up to 12p 5p to 40p
Business rate numbers regulated by PhonepayPlus 11p to 15p 5p to 40p
09 Premium rate numbers regulated by PhonepayPlus 9p to £2.95 75p to £3.00
101 Police non-emergency number 15p (total cost per call) 15p (total cost per call)
111 Non-emergency medical advice Free Free
118 Directory enquiry numbers 50p to £4.00 50p to £4.00
999 Emergency services Free Free

Get advice from Ofcom if you have problems with call charges or phone bills.