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Nov 21st, 2011 at 10:23pm
 
Can any member update me in regard to the use of 0800 - 0808 numbers for mobiles. The consultation that was sent to Ofcom should be well on the way by now. I have contacted Ofcom but they do not appear to know much about it. I guess I am talking to the wrong person.
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Reply #1 - Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:09pm
 
Did I get it all wrong, it was my understanding that all 08 numbers including FREE PHONE numbers were under review. I don't understand why the consultation went against providing 0800 number calls free for  mobile users. I thought I voted for it how did I get it so wrong or did I.
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Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2011 at 9:54pm
 
You can use this 0800 Buster for the moment 01237200800 use it like a calling card from you mobile but its only for calling 0800 numbers http://www.0800buster.co.uk/ There are some threads on this site about it also.

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Reply #3 - Dec 16th, 2011 at 9:41pm
 
bazzerfewi wrote on Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:09pm:
Did I get it all wrong, it was my understanding that all 08 numbers including FREE PHONE numbers were under review. I don't understand why the consultation went against providing 0800 number calls free for† mobile users. I thought I voted for it how did I get it so wrong or did I.†



Can anybody update me in this regard, I cannot understand why mobile phone users cannot use the free 0800 numbers for free when making 0800 calls, I thought there was a consultation or have I got it all wrong
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Reply #4 - Dec 16th, 2011 at 10:43pm
 
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Reply #5 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 3:41pm
 
Hi CJT did you mean a web link because if so it did not appear in your message
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Reply #6 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 4:34pm
 
bazzerfewi wrote on Dec 17th, 2011 at 3:41pm:
Hi CJT did you mean a web link because if so it did not appear in your message



Yes it did! Click on 'this' in CJT-80's message
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Reply #7 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 1:52pm
 
Discussion about making the hyperlinks in the forum bold has been moved to a new thread in the Site Related section: Links in the forum - Should they be bold?
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Reply #8 - Dec 23rd, 2011 at 2:25am
 
bazzerfewi wrote on Dec 16th, 2011 at 9:41pm:
bazzerfewi wrote on Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:09pm:
Did I get it all wrong, it was my understanding that all 08 numbers including FREE PHONE numbers were under review. I don't understand why the consultation went against providing 0800 number calls free for† mobile users. I thought I voted for it how did I get it so wrong or did I.†



Can anybody update me in this regard, I cannot understand why mobile phone users cannot use the free 0800 numbers for free when making 0800 calls, I thought there was a consultation or have I got it all wrong

This issue is discussed in detail starting at section A7.23 on (pdf) page 345 of the 2010/11 consultation document. There are comments to be found amongst the many responses.

Ofcom has not yet responded to the comments made, but will do so in conjunction with launching a further consultation with (we hope) specific proposals and timescales for action, early in 2012.

Without repeating detailed arguments presented previously, my view is that this change must happen, but it would be pragmatic to wait a little while longer, until call recipients can be confident of paying little or no more to receive calls from mobile networks. I predict major changes in mobile charging - it would be unnecessarily complicated for Ofcom to bring this particular item forward too soon.
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Reply #9 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 9:18am
 
Thanks SilentCallsVictim for that clarification, I will look out for the response from Ofcom. I took place in the survey so I assume that all participants will be notified in due course
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Reply #10 - Dec 31st, 2011 at 10:20am
 
thanks very much for this,

Does anyone know if talktalk make a charge for  'free' 0800, 0808 or 0500 numbers
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Reply #11 - Dec 31st, 2011 at 12:12pm
 
alyon wrote on Dec 31st, 2011 at 10:20am:
thanks very much for this,

Does anyone know if talktalk make a charge for† 'free' 0800, 0808 or 0500 numbers

I am not aware of a residential landline provider that charges for these calls.

TalkTalk doesn't charge for calls to these numbers as its website shows (click landline rates).
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Reply #12 - Dec 31st, 2011 at 4:18pm
 
As far as I understand Ofcom regulation telco providers are not able to charge for 0800 0808 0500 numbers from land lines.

If any member knows different I would appreciate it if they notify me
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Reply #13 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 5:25pm
 
bazzerfewi wrote on Nov 21st, 2011 at 10:23pm:
Can any member update me in regard to the use of 0800 - 0808 numbers for mobiles. The consultation that was sent to Ofcom should be well on the way by now. I have contacted Ofcom but they do not appear to know much about it. I guess I am talking to the wrong person.


Just as a matter of information, I've been using Giffgaff mobile now for three months and everybody on Giffgaff gets free calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers
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Reply #14 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 5:55pm
 
poppasmurf wrote on Feb 5th, 2012 at 5:25pm:
Just as a matter of information, I've been using Giffgaff mobile now for three months and everybody on Giffgaff gets free calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers


Along with unlimited phone based internet use, unlimited texts and 200 minutes of any network mobile calls per month for just £10 per month.

As GiffGaff is a a very low profit network (albeit nominally on the O2 mobile platform) this suggests the real costs of providing free access to 0800 calls is negligible and that the other mobile networks have simply been ripping customers off for calling them. Shocked Angry Angry Angry

The only way I can fault GiffGaff is for not also having a £5 per month 1Gb of internet use with 100 minutes of calls plan too because to be honest that is all I need and I would only be using the internet on a mobile phone on a handful of days each month.
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