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 12p||3p to 45p|
|UK-wide numbers||up to 12p||3p to 45p|
|0500||Freephone service||Free||7p to 40p|
|07||Mobile numbers||6p to 32p||3p to 45p|
|070||Personal or ‘follow me’ numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority||4p to 65p||30p to £1.50|
|Business rate numbers||3p to 18p||6p to 51p|
|0870||Business rate numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority||3p to 24p||6p to 57p|
|Business rate numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority||3p to 24p||6p to 57p|
|09||Premium rate numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority||up to £3.71||up to £4.04|
|101||Police non-emergency number||15p (total cost per call)||15p (total cost per call)|
|105||UK-wide power cut helpline||Free||Free|
|111||Non-emergency medical advice||Free||Free|
|118||Directory enquiry numbers regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority||up to £3.71||up to £4.04|
Get advice from Ofcom if you have problems with call charges or phone bills.