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

Edited By: prowla1 on Sep 17, 2013 15:44
4 Likes #4
Also worth trying is WeQ4U http://www.weq4u.co.uk/
which also has apps for IPhone and Android.
21 Likes #5
Also, whenever possible use your friends/girlfriends phone
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
1 Like #7
How great is this ..I hate being ripped off .....will def. use your advice in future....THX Hot !!
#8
when friends snd family call you, do they pay more for the call?. I thought calling mobiles was more expensive.
#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
#10
weq4u is awesome but only works in wifi so can't be used out doors
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
#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.
#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.
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!
1 Like #15
know of these, but worth a mention again

GiffGaff I believe does free 0800 calls - but have to credit phone
#16
Very useful thread, thanks op. Heat from me.
#17
Thanks (_;)
#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
#19
Giffgaff give you free 0800, 0500 and 0300 numbers

Job done!
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
#21
For GLOBAL DIAL IN NUMBERS, I use localphone.com. The issue you a local UK number against each international number, or you can use it as a global calling card.
#22
There is a Say No to 0870 app!
#23
to make 0800 calls free from your mobile, dial 01205 710800 then it will ask you to dial the number you require, call is then taken out of your inclusive minutes.
[helper]#24
cheers!
#25
Is there any number that you can use on a normal land line to make an 0844 number etc become an ordinary a regular land line phone number?
#26
r u sure it covers 0844 nos
#27
compmad1
Is there any number that you can use on a normal land line to make an 0844 number etc become an ordinary a regular land line phone number?
the Q4U app covers 0844 numbers (see description)
#28
Excellent. thanks to all.
#29
thanks made my first 0800 call on skype,worked....thanks esp i got charged for ringing 0800 customer service number on my network last month which i was soooo annoyed with.this is definitely useful to me + i use the saytono website (doesnt always give you altrernative landline numbers with the 0800)
#30
I just use Mrs bt app on her mobile and it transfer call price to my landline package where they are all free :)
#31
Excellent and useful post. Thanks :-)
1 Like #32
Wish I knew all these before!....Anyway I just added WeQ4U app to my iphone. Thanks.:)
#33
0845 & 0870 and the various other 08 numbers ( excluding 0800 ) were initially introduced to make it less expensive to make calls.

That has now gone full circle.

These companies, Doctors surgery's and Dentist and the NHS etc. seem to be using these numbers to supplement their income
#34
telephoneman0870
0845 & 0870 and the various other 08 numbers ( excluding 0800 ) were initially introduced to make it less expensive to make calls.

That has now gone full circle.

These companies, Doctors surgery's and Dentist and the NHS etc. seem to be using these numbers to supplement their income

Welcome to HUKD.
One would have thought with a new user name of telephoneman0870, you would know all about this. However your ignorance is shining through

0845 was originally introduced to allow you to call someone for the price of a local call, no matter how far away from you they were located.
0870 was originally introduced to allow you to call someone for the cost of a national call.

Now, with BT residential calling plans, a local call is no cheaper than a national call (although on some BT plans I think there is still a difference in cost)
0870 & 0845 numbers are included in your inclusive calls with all BT residential plans. Where charged on a BT residential calling plan, the cost of an 0845 or 0870 number is now actually cheaper than calling any geographic number.

Note that the above relates to BT plans. Costs of calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will be considerably more.
#35
Thanks, the 08 numbers are also included in the free t-mobile sim that was given away today.
#36
DiggyDown
Thanks, the 08 numbers are also included in the free t-mobile sim that was given away today.
....where are they being given away please ??
#37
I use weq4u and its great it will tell u if they can't use a number A++++++
#38
Very helpful thanks everyone.

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