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Message started by Dave on Feb 17th, 2019 at 11:23am

Title: BBC still has difficulty with cost of 0800/03 nos
Post by Dave on Feb 17th, 2019 at 11:23am
Listening to Radio 2 earlier, Steve Wright explaining that the cost of calling the 0370 number is, I paraphrase, geographic call charges, but from mobiles may cost more.

I have heard other presenters quoting the "08000" number as "free from most landlines" and that mobiles may cost more (or something to that effect).

It's hardly helpful to the 0800 and 03 brands that they persist with the confusing message about call charges, making them appear more complex than they actually are, doing disservice in the process.

Title: Re: BBC still has difficulty with cost of 0800/03 nos
Post by kasg on Feb 18th, 2019 at 11:27am
Indeed, it is annoying and happens frequently on the radio, not so much on TV now. Radio 2 changed from an 0500 to an 0800 number but still sometimes give out the old 0500 pricing information.

Title: Re: BBC still has difficulty with cost of 0800/03 nos
Post by CJT-80 on Mar 5th, 2019 at 9:11am
Not just on the air, it would appear their website has the same "interesting" info.  From Zoe Ball Breakfast Show "Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher"

The mind boggles.

Title: Re: BBC still has difficulty with cost of 0800/03 nos
Post by G7MZH on Apr 6th, 2019 at 11:21pm
And "Feedback" is still saying "Calls from some mobiles might cost more" about its 0333 number.

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