These numbers are free to call from both landline telephone and also mobile phones. The caller pays nothing at all to make an inquiry – this is why 0808 numbers and freephone numbers are so popular among businesses. Freephone numbers and 0808 numbers will regularly be seen across different media as part of promotional campaigns, TV, radio, online and print. These numbers will be extensively used throughout each.
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What the difference between 0800 and 0808?
0808 Numbers and 0800 numbers and no functional difference. Both are free to call and operate the same. With the popularity of 0800 numbers supply soon ran out and so Ofcom allocated 0808 numbers to create more supply. Some companies prefer 0800 numbers as customers are more familiar with them. However 0808 numbers have all the same perks and are often more affordable for you.
Are 0808 Numbers tied to a specific location?
0808 Numbers do not have a specific location. They were specifically designed for national use. Systems are often set up so that when someone rings an 0808 Number multiple phones up and down the country go off.
Are 0808 Numbers always free?
If calling from the UK yes they are free. From 2013 Ofcom introduced free calls to freephone numbers from mobile as well as landline. You can however be charged for a call to a freephone number if you are dialling from a foreign country. The receiver pays for the call rather than the sender.
Why Choose an 0808 Number?
These numbers are of value because they are free to call. As the receiver pays for the call customers are more likely to stay on the phone for longer and thus are more likely to buy products. It has been recorded that freephone numbers can increase your incoming calls by two thirds.
Is an 0800 better than an 0808?
There is no functional difference between the two. Some might think that an 0800 number is more prestigious however an 0808 number gives a chance for many memorable phone numbers that you could not get with an 0808. They are slightly more affordable than an 0800 number and there are many more available. You could be growing your business with a freephone number. An advantage of an 0808 number is that it gives new opportunities for memorable combinations for of numbers.