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I don't have a land line at home, so when I have to call companies (such as virgin media etc) I am charged for the privilege (if you can call it that!).

Many mobile operators charge you by the minute to call 0800 numbers (GiffGaff do not charge!) which are usually free to call from a land line. If you speak with your mobile operator, you can get these numbers included with your phone package for an extra charge or USE MY TIPS BELOW!

Here are some methods in the past that I have used to use my inclusive mobile minutes and call for free:

********* Calls to 0800 numbers only *********

SKYPE (Mobile App)
You can download Skype for free for IOS, Android, Windows Phone and PC/Laptops. Skype will allow you to use wifi/3G to dial 0800 numbers for free!

0800 BUSTER
Also, try http://www.0800buster.co.uk/, which is a number you can dial from landlines/mobiles to get free calls to any premium rate number (as far as I can tell). Thanks to olilovespies!

3 MOBILE
Three have announced that calls to 0800 numbers will be free on their network.

********* Calls to 0870, 0845 and 0800 numbers *********

SAY NO TO 0870
There is a very handy website called "say no to 0870" (click deal link) which lists alternative numbers for big companies. You can type in the premium rate number or the company name and it tells you all of the alternative free or local rate numbers that are available.

GLOBAL DIAL IN NUMBERS
Some companies also have global dial in numbers which start with +44 which is the UK country code. If you replace this with a zero, it is a local rate number and will be included within your mobile minutes. You can use localphone.com to find the UK number for each of these (thanks to mjunaid106).

WEQ4U Mobile App
Also worth trying is WeQ4U http://www.weq4u.co.uk/ which also has apps for IPhone and Android. It works on both wi-fi and 3G. Thanks to Daddio2
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benjammin316 21 Likes
Also, whenever possible use your friends/girlfriends phone

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olilovespies#1
Also 0800buster can help
watto1#2
olilovespies
Also 0800buster can help
Thanks, added to description!
prowla1 1 Like #3
I often use saynoto0870 (http://www.saynoto0870.com/).

Edited By: prowla1 on Sep 17, 2013 15:44
Daddio 4 Likes #4
Also worth trying is WeQ4U http://www.weq4u.co.uk/
which also has apps for IPhone and Android.
benjammin316 21 Likes #5
Also, whenever possible use your friends/girlfriends phone
moneyballs2 1 Like #6
I know a lot of people that save phone calls like this for when they're at work.

Personally, I would never do that.

I mostly use the +44 number if I'm calling my bank (back of the card). And find saynoto0870 useful too
1234orange 1 Like #7
How great is this ..I hate being ripped off .....will def. use your advice in future....THX Hot !!
oxfordrocks#8
when friends snd family call you, do they pay more for the call?. I thought calling mobiles was more expensive.
watto1#9
oxfordrocks
when friends snd family call you, do they pay more for the call?. I thought calling mobiles was more expensive.
they all have mobiles too with inclusive minutes
aw1989#10
weq4u is awesome but only works in wifi so can't be used out doors
DangerousBeans 1 Like #11
I've known about 'say no to 0870' for a while now, but it's good to have list of the other options about. Thank you, heat given. :3
watto1#12
Daddio
Also worth trying is WeQ4U http://www.weq4u.co.uk/
which also has apps for IPhone and Android.

Thanks, I've added this to the description too.
bestestbud85#13
aw1989
weq4u is awesome but only works in wifi so can't be used out doors
it actually works using ure mobile internet too. Not just wifi.
ThunderBolt 1 Like #14
A wealth of knowledge... T'would be nice to see a dedicated section where threads like this were summarised for quick reference...

Well played OP & all!
stphnstevey 1 Like #15
know of these, but worth a mention again

GiffGaff I believe does free 0800 calls - but have to credit phone
leaston#16
Very useful thread, thanks op. Heat from me.
gill21#17
Thanks (_;)
Stooby49#18
I can confirm that Giffgaff offers free 0800 calls as long as you have credit.

Some very good ideas though for 0870 type numbers. Thanks OP
crazylegs#19
Giffgaff give you free 0800, 0500 and 0300 numbers

Job done!
hubaholic 1 Like #20
There are IOS and Android apps for this. Say no to 0870 have their own and I think it can be set up to automatically provide an alternative

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