Free Directory Enquiries:- 0800 118 3733
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Free Directory Enquiries:- 0800 118 3733

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Found 5th May 2016
The Number: 0800 118 3733

The pro of this service is you can request more than one number request. However, you must listen to an advert and it's an automated, not human, system.

To use it for free, you're supposed to first register online on 118.com, so it can add you to its advertising database, most of the time it works without.

You then listen to an advert immediately, and answer automated questions to ask your enquiry.

Seems ok to the extortionate 118 prices out there.
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Voted hot. Trying to think who still might need to use directory enquiry service in the age of google and smart phones....
This has been in existence for 10 years, but still a great deal for those not aware. Voted hot.
jaques_kalis

Voted hot. Trying to think who still might need to use directory enquiry … Voted hot. Trying to think who still might need to use directory enquiry service in the age of google and smart phones....


We have been in a situation once where a car broke down and we were in an area with really weak internet signal, getting less and less these days, but still a possibility!
Worth knowing. Have a couple of elderly relatives using the Yellow Pages. Heat added.

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Edited by: "GNKelly07" 5th May 2016
tehwabbit

We have been in a situation once where a car broke down and we were in an … We have been in a situation once where a car broke down and we were in an area with really weak internet signal, getting less and less these days, but still a possibility!


In that sort of 'emergency' situation then I'd ring a friend and ask for a phone number
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paulj48

In that sort of 'emergency' situation then I'd ring a friend and ask for … In that sort of 'emergency' situation then I'd ring a friend and ask for a phone number


What if your phone signal was bad and you only had a phone box at hand, still cost 60p to phone your friend, unless of course you have some pigeons at hand
Edited by: "andybriggs03" 5th May 2016
andybriggs03

What if your phone signal was bad and you only had a phone box at hand, … What if your phone signal was bad and you only had a phone box at hand, still cost 60p to phone your friend, unless of course you have some pigeons at hand


So lets get this straight I'm unlucky enough to break down, then unlucky because there's no 3g and no mobile phone signal but I'm lucky enough to be near a dwindling, almost extinct public phone box (_;) yea jog on fool.
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paulj48

So lets get this straight I'm unlucky enough to break down, then unlucky … So lets get this straight I'm unlucky enough to break down, then unlucky because there's no 3g and no mobile phone signal but I'm lucky enough to be near a dwindling, almost extinct public phone box (_;) yea jog on fool.



lol, thanks for the insult, hope you feel better now, to answer your question, you never know !

Edited by: "andybriggs03" 5th May 2016
paulj48

In that sort of 'emergency' situation then I'd ring a friend and ask for … In that sort of 'emergency' situation then I'd ring a friend and ask for a phone number




What if all your friends are also in the car, and they also chose the same internet-less network, and maybe some local wildlife ran off with your backup phone in the glove box (....which everyone should have!)
tehwabbit

What if all your friends are also in the car, and they also chose the … What if all your friends are also in the car, and they also chose the same internet-less network, and maybe some local wildlife ran off with your backup phone in the glove box (....which everyone should have!)


yea, didn't think that all my friends could be in the car. In that situation I suppose I could ring a family member.
andybriggs03

lol, thanks for the insult, hope you feel better now, to answer your … lol, thanks for the insult, hope you feel better now, to answer your question, you never know !



That must be literally the only way this ever works out the best option!!
paulj48

yea, didn't think that all my friends could be in the car. In that … yea, didn't think that all my friends could be in the car. In that situation I suppose I could ring a family member.



They are all there too. It's a group holiday.

Hi
You can also get free directory equires from BT if you have a disability including Dyslexic you just need to apply for it.
I cannot remember how but I have it and it still works.
I just use google to look up a number - never had to use a service to find what I'm looking for.
This is good but 118118 is only £2.57 a minute, plus those adverts are simply hilarious, I feel if i do not support the service they may stop.
paulj48

So lets get this straight I'm unlucky enough to break down, then unlucky … So lets get this straight I'm unlucky enough to break down, then unlucky because there's no 3g and no mobile phone signal but I'm lucky enough to be near a dwindling, almost extinct public phone box (_;) yea jog on fool.



The real question is: if all of that happened to you, should you then go and buy a lottery ticket?
ta op useful for many older people who cannot work smartphones etc. and don't happen to be on a group holiday in a broken down car with no internet which they can't work!! lol!
Edited by: "r40" 6th May 2016
Seanieboy70

This is good but 118118 is only £2.57 a minute,



"only"...??? oO I've called up pretend Cornish barmaids who've made interesting noises over the phone for half an hour for less.
tehwabbit

We have been in a situation once where a car broke down and we were in an … We have been in a situation once where a car broke down and we were in an area with really weak internet signal, getting less and less these days, but still a possibility!



Phone signal = internet signal (GPRS). It's not as fast as 3G or 4G obviously, but it functions fine for loading web pages.
Free Directory Enquiries: AKA Google.
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b_nar

Free Directory Enquiries: AKA Google.


Read the comments, can be useful to some people, including the elderly who dont use or wish to use google.
andybriggs03

Read the comments, can be useful to some people, including the elderly … Read the comments, can be useful to some people, including the elderly who dont use or wish to use google.



Also some scenarios involving a broken down car with all of your friends and family as passengers.
The service still seems to be sponsored by Consumer Direct, which ceased being a thing about 3 years ago.
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3guesses

Also some scenarios involving a broken down car with all of your friends … Also some scenarios involving a broken down car with all of your friends and family as passengers.


lol not my friends and family ha sounds like a bolt on that
Heat. it's FREE. Been using Virgin 118 180 which has been free to Virgin users for a while now. Saves on the old data.
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