What numbers are safe to call?

Look up the first two digits of a phone number in the table below for general advice.

Where a number is classed as 'safe' it costs relatively little to call - usually under 25p per minute from a landline or 50p per minute from a mobile at most. It does not guarantee that calls to such numbers are included in free talk time or call allowances.

00 Be aware This is the code for dialling internationally. Most numbers are legitimate, but will obviously cost more than a normal national call.

 

01
02
03

 

Safe Normal landline numbers charged at standard rate.
05 Safe Corporate numbers for business.

 

 

070

Caution Personal numbers. Often legitimate, but not the same as normal mobile numbers and have been used for low-value scams in the past. Can cost up to 70p per minute.

 

071
072
073
074
075

Safe Mobile numbers.

 

 

076

Be aware Mobile phones in Isle of Man and pagers. Mostly safe to dial, but have been used for a few low-value scams in the past.

 

077
078
079

Safe Mobile numbers.

 

 

080

Safe Freephone numbers.

 

084
087

Be aware Service numbers. Charges of up to 13p per minute and/or 13p per call, plus your phone company's access charge.

 

 

09

Caution Service numbers. Charges of up to £3.60 per minute and/or £6.00 per call, plus your phone company's access charge.

 

 

116

Safe Freephone special helplines.

 

118

Caution Directory enquiries firms use numbers starting '118'. They can be very pricey, especially if you choose to be put through to the company or person you're calling.
For detailed advice use the link at the top of the page or HERE
12:49, 02 Jan 2018 by Natalie Walton
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