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    Why Should Charities Use 03 Numbers?

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    Many networks in the UK provide the ability to get an 03 number, but what benefits do organisations get from using this number range? The 03 number range was introduced by Ofcom, the British telecommunications regulator in 2007 for organisations that required a national number but didn’t want to incur a charge to customers or…

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    Are 03 Numbers Free?

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    Are 03 Numbers Free to Call from Mobile? The 03 number range is free to call from mobiles with inclusive minutes. This means that 03 numbers are free to call for the vast majority of mobiles as most people have inclusive minutes included in their contract. Outside of inclusive minutes, it costs the standard landline…

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    Why Are charities paying for 0300 numbers?

    Why Are Charities Paying For 0300 Numbers?

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    The Cost Of 0300 charity numbers? The 0300 number range is reserved exclusively for charities, not-for-profits & public bodies. The cost for calling this number is placed on the caller, not the receiver. This makes them a memorable and low-cost number range for organisations to take inbound calls to. The number range is free to…

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    03 Numbers – Everything you need to know

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    So you’ve seen businesses advertising 03 numbers but not sure how they work or are you a business looking for more information on how to get one? You’re in the right place! As the leading provider of 03 numbers in the UK and the industry experts, the guys at 03NumberShop have put together a comprehensive…

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    A-level results day – UK Universities forcing students to call 0844 numbers for clearing

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    Research performed by Schools Week has found that only 15 of 132 UK universities offer freephone numbers to thousands of students using Clearing. Across the UK over 260,000 students are receiving their A-level results, with many expected to go through the clearing process in order to find alternative university places. When calling a university many…

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    4 reasons why new 08 number call costs are great news for 03

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    1. More cost effective to operate than 0800 Numbers Those who keep themselves up-to-date on the telecoms industry will be aware that from July 2015 0800 numbers will be free to call from mobiles. This move has been introduced by the regulator Ofcom due to varying (and confusing) calls costs charged by mobile operators. The…

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    Student Loans Company introduces 0300 numbers

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    The Student Loans Company has become the latest organisation to do away with their costly 0845 numbers and introduce lower cost 0300 numbers. As of Monday 31st, SLC has switched all of its customer service numbers to 0300 so that callers will never have to pay more than the cost of a call to an…

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    Rochdale Council introduces 0300 numbers for services

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    We reported in February that Rochdale Council had come under fire for their continued use of higher-rate 0845 numbers for their public services and departments. Finally, we’re delighted to report that the Council have kept their promise and last week have done away with 13 of their 0845 numbers and have switched over to 0300…

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    A quick guide to how 084 and 087 numbers are changing

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    From June 2014 companies will no longer be able to provide 0845, 0844, 0870 or 09 numbers for customer services.  As this may cause some confusion, we have put together a quick guide on how 084 and 087 numbers are changing. The new laws are part of “The Consumer Rights Directive”, which states “Post-contract customer helplines…

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    Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust switches to 0344 number on Friday

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    Patients, visitors and members of the public interested in contacting the Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust will no longer experience high call costs as they have announced plans to switch over to the 03 number range. From Friday 28th February, the Trust will switch their existing 0844 811 8118 number for general enquiries and start to…

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