Freephone and basic alternative numbers to expensive 0844, 0871, etc - save money on phone calls! @ saynoto0870
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Freephone and basic alternative numbers to expensive 0844, 0871, etc - save money on phone calls! @ saynoto0870

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Found 26th MayEdited by:"justforme"
I see that it was over 6 years ago that this was posted on here, so wanted to post it as that deal has long since expired and I'm sure there are many people who are not aware of this website.

I've used the website for at least the last 10 years (maybe longer), and have always had great success finding either regular telephone number alternatives, or even freephone 0800 numbers.

No app required - Just search on their website to find an alternative number. Easy as that!

I must have saved myself hundreds of pounds over the years using ths service.

Even if this helps just a few people who weren't aware of the service, it would at least save them a few pounds.
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I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it works, but if you dial 084 and 087 numbers the call is treated as your inclusive minutes, rather than chargeable.
Not sure if I'm allowed to post it here, but it's saved me a bit of money

weq4u.co.uk/
I've used both saynoto0870 and weq4u for years now, I'm sure they must have saved me a fortune in that time. Cracking post OP for those not previously aware
Yep top website. Must say though that WeQ4U (app for iPhone) has reduced my need for this website. Incredibly handy for calling 0845/0870 companies but also for waiting on the phone too (e.g when you need to call TSB).
Great resource though one which I've not used for a while since legislation changes requiring 03 numbers. Certainly saved me a fortune in the past.

If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can claim any cost back from the company.
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I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it works, but if you dial 084 and 087 numbers the call is treated as your inclusive minutes, rather than chargeable.
Not sure if I'm allowed to post it here, but it's saved me a bit of money

weq4u.co.uk/
Good to know, I'm on EE and they've just notified their 08 calls are going up in price soon so that helps
I've used both saynoto0870 and weq4u for years now, I'm sure they must have saved me a fortune in that time. Cracking post OP for those not previously aware
bigreddog21 m ago

I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it …I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it works, but if you dial 084 and 087 numbers the call is treated as your inclusive minutes, rather than chargeable.Not sure if I'm allowed to post it here, but it's saved me a bit of money http://www.weq4u.co.uk/


I've used this app too, for about 5 years. If you set it to automatically connect it just runs in the background and will use this with any phone number that it can do.
Have saved a small fortune using it
Yep top website. Must say though that WeQ4U (app for iPhone) has reduced my need for this website. Incredibly handy for calling 0845/0870 companies but also for waiting on the phone too (e.g when you need to call TSB).
Posted 6 years ago - snooze and you lose.
Great resource though one which I've not used for a while since legislation changes requiring 03 numbers. Certainly saved me a fortune in the past.

If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can claim any cost back from the company.
Thanks for the reminder OP.
Why not have a 'sticky' link for posts like this?
bigreddog2 h, 10 m ago

I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it …I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it works, but if you dial 084 and 087 numbers the call is treated as your inclusive minutes, rather than chargeable.Not sure if I'm allowed to post it here, but it's saved me a bit of money http://www.weq4u.co.uk/


I use this as well and have saved over £40 in call charges.
Been using this admirable site for years.
I find most places now have 03 numbers. Not sure if it works, but many companies have international numbers - if you swap the +44 for a zero, that should work and its usually the equivalent of a local rate number ( thus includes in minutes)
knack2 h, 55 m ago

Great resource though one which I've not used for a while since …Great resource though one which I've not used for a while since legislation changes requiring 03 numbers. Certainly saved me a fortune in the past.If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can claim any cost back from the company.


"If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can claim any cost back from the company."

How does that side of things work exactly?.

Do feel free to educate us all on that front, etc?, thanx. :-)
timwishart2 h, 58 m ago

Why not have a 'sticky' link for posts like this?


It doesn’t make HUKD referral money so we don’t get stickies, but given this affects after sales of items we bought via HUKD they should have a contact number & complaints policy list/search of the companies imo. It’s only fair given links make them cash we are assisted in after sales basics at least.
Been using weq4u for years, never knew it supports 0870 numbers
I am totally amazed that people do not know about this website. Been well known for years.
Wow talk about looking for cheap heat.
amour3k1 h, 47 m ago

"If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can …"If you have to call an 084 number for post sale/customer service you can claim any cost back from the company."How does that side of things work exactly?.Do feel free to educate us all on that front, etc?, thanx. :-)


I’ve not had to do it but I’d complain to the company citing regulation 41 of the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013, which state:

“Help-line charges over basic rate

41.
—(1) Where a trader operates a telephone line for the purpose of consumers contacting the trader by telephone in relation to contracts entered into with the trader, a consumer contacting the trader must not be bound to pay more than the basic rate.

(2) If in those circumstances a consumer who contacts a trader in relation to a contract is bound to pay more than the basic rate, the contract is to be treated as providing for the trader to pay to the consumer any amount by which the charge paid by the consumer for the call is more than the basic rate.”

No doubt some companies will be more accommodating than others but they will be in breach of contract if they refuse to refund.

Worth noting some contracts are excluded from Consumer Contract Regulations (see regulation 6) so the above won’t apply.
They deserve an award.. and also for the constant retro look
Retro look

cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has been here.how this has got so much heat i will never know.surely everybody voting hot has not been living on the moon.
amazoncrazy15 m ago

cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has …cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has been here.how this has got so much heat i will never know.surely everybody voting hot has not been living on the moon.


I’d never heard of it. Been on this site for 2 years and thankful to the OP. I may have been living on the moon, but they educate us well
Don't understand how this has got so much heat. Surely this should be common knowledge to anyone that uses this site?
I normally use 08 Wizard App and has been great.
08 Wizard by Barritel Ltditunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8
bigreddog11 h, 20 m ago

I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it …I've used an app called weq4u for a few years. Not entirely sure how it works, but if you dial 084 and 087 numbers the call is treated as your inclusive minutes, rather than chargeable.Not sure if I'm allowed to post it here, but it's saved me a bit of money http://www.weq4u.co.uk/


Not heard of this, so thanks - I'll give it a go.

The queue functionality sounds interesting - I look forward to testing it!
Edited by: "TallYoda" 27th May
aandyr12316 h, 34 m ago

I've used this app too, for about 5 years. If you set it to automatically …I've used this app too, for about 5 years. If you set it to automatically connect it just runs in the background and will use this with any phone number that it can do. Have saved a small fortune using it


I would be grateful for advice on setting this up automatically, please.
amazoncrazy10 h, 5 m ago

cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has …cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has been here.how this has got so much heat i will never know.surely everybody voting hot has not been living on the moon.


Agreed. 10 years ago I used this site, though not had to for past few years due to 03 numbers.
Cheap heat that any one of us could have posted but chose not too as it's common knowledge!
Cold.
As above, i’ve not had to use that site for a number of years, but did frequently before the changes. I’d like to know which companies people are calling that require the use of this webiste or the suggested apps still?
buckfast67uk12 h, 54 m ago

Wow talk about looking for cheap heat.


Talk about going onto my muted-user list. No, wait, there's no point , I won't see it
Times has moved on since then.
Many companies use 030 numbers instead of 0870 numbers now.
Many call packages include 0870 numbers, so 0870 can be used to call overseas countries free of charge.

The site was great years ago, but needs to be reinvented, else it will become defunct.
Everyone saying this is not worth posting have a look at the cost of a 08 number with your mobile provider - they are all circa 50p a minute + another charge on top.

Local rate 0845/0870 May have been phased out with 0345, 0800 became free from a mobile but we are still penalised so this is good info for those who don’t know.


Ofcom info and links to provider costs ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/costs-and-billing/how-much-does-a-phone-call-really-cost

It really is outstanding incompetence Ofcom after all these years in existence couldnt work out a simpler one charge system to replace the 0845/0870 - that a prefix 0801 or 0899 would be charged at 1p or 99p a minute and everything in between, the 4 digit prefix tells consumers the cost, simples! - consumers don’t need to know how the service charges are split or cost to each party just the cost to their bill, 0845/0870 replacement was another in a Uber long list arse up my elbows Ofcom implementation when it was all so simple ...but nope, not in a gov body, all them degrees mean nothing... fools!
Edited by: "seaniboy" 27th May
Sophiasky17 h, 44 m ago

I use this as well and have saved over £40 in call charges.



Do you use a spreadsheet to work that out?
I've used SayNoTo0870 many times too with great success.

However, in the current climate, it feels like it could be abused by scammers.

For example, I could add an unverified number to the SayNoTo0870 database for an organisation that doesn't already have a verifed number (some fairly new company perhaps) and use it to get names, addresses, DoB, telephone banking password etc. (maybe even credit card numbers) all in the name of verification.

I guess always just be a little more cautious when calling a customer service number provided on a third-party site.
Edited by: "arCuThEDOWDr" 27th May
Common.Sense4 h, 48 m ago

Times has moved on since then.Many companies use 030 numbers instead of …Times has moved on since then.Many companies use 030 numbers instead of 0870 numbers now.Many call packages include 0870 numbers, so 0870 can be used to call overseas countries free of charge.The site was great years ago, but needs to be reinvented, else it will become defunct.


Clearly you've not got much common sense
fantastic post thanks all for the info
winchman4 h, 12 m ago

Do you use a spreadsheet to work that out?


I'm sure they don't. It tells you after each call how much you've saved over all!
Norman-B7 h, 13 m ago

I would be grateful for advice on setting this up automatically, please.


When you open up the app there is a tick box at the top that says 'Auto-use'... Its as simple as that...
amazoncrazy19 h, 41 m ago

cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has …cold i have know about this and used this for longer than this website has been here.how this has got so much heat i will never know.surely everybody voting hot has not been living on the moon.


This site will be older than Say no to 0870
ansonuk7 h, 28 m ago

Clearly you've not got much common sense


Clearly, you lack intelligence.
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