0370 Numbers – Are They Cost Free?

0370 Numbers UK

What are 0370 numbers?

Are you looking to learn about 0370 numbers? Non-geographical phone numbers are impossible to recognize where the caller is situated at and so these numbers are highly gaining popularity across the globe. Unlike the conventional telephone numbers which are 01 or 02, these non-geographical phone numbers from a landline cannot be tracked or identified as where it is based.

Large organizations like non-profit organizations, hospitals, charities, government departments, and banks usually use the 0370 phone numbers. The 0370 phone numbers are not ideal for small businesses or individuals. The customers can gain some advantages from a 0370 phone number in order to contact the business. The typical advantage of 0370 phone numbers is the ‘cost’. The cost of 0370 phone numbers is the same in terms of phoning charges when compared to geographic telephone numbers 01 and 02.

Apart from this, another advantage of the 0370 phone number is that it may not even charge the individual for calling the 0370 number. For example, many people have an existing data package for their smartphones which offers them an ample number of free calls in a month. So when you call a 0370 phone number during these free periods, you will eventually not be charged.

What is a 0370 number

Are 0370 numbers free?

The 0370 numbers neither are freephone numbers nor are they premium-rate numbers. The charges applied on calling the 0370 numbers are charged exactly at the same rate when compared to other landline numbers. However, this is dependent on the individual’s call package, as mentioned above that if an individual has the option of free calls as a part of their call package then the calls connected to 0370 phone numbers become free.

How much does it cost to call a 0370 phone number? 

In total, a connection fee and a duration fee are charged to individuals calling 0370 phone numbers. It costs the same as it costs to call other landline numbers and hence is treated like landline numbers. However, if you’re calling from the United Kingdom then you are lucky enough to get a bundle of free calls or minutes included in your call packages in order to call a 0370 phone number.

These nongeographical phone numbers start with 03 and all the 03 numbers are quite identical in terms of call charges. An individual can call any phone number with 03 attached to it and pay the same amount that would be incurred while making a call using a 0370 number.

Calls from outside the United Kingdom are allowed by a few 0370 phone numbers; if not, an alternative number shall be provided. The international dialing code of the United Kingdom, that is, +44 or +0044 has to be added if you wish to call a 0370 phone number from outside the United Kingdom. However, we have seen a huge rise in the use of these non-geographical landline phone numbers across the world because of its specialty of maintaining the anonymity of the caller’s location that makes it difficult to recognize the calling party by just looking at the phone numbers alone.

The 03 number has gained popularity in the United Kingdom as the entities recognize the advantages they bring to customers and businesses. The 03 phone numbers came into existence in 2007 after the regulator recommended the stoppage of more expensive numbers, that is 084. The consumers are however not fully aware of these advantages of using 03 phone numbers and often misunderstand such phone numbers to be fraudulent or suspicious. Different service providers with their peak costs are mentioned below:

  • BT –costs 12 pence per minute with added 21 pence for set up charges.
  • TalkTalk –costs 13.5 pence per minute.
  • Sky –costs 9.5 pence per minute.
  • Virgin Media –costs 12 pence per minute.
  • Are 0370 numbers free on EE?

0370 numbers free on Vodafone

Making a call to 0370 phone numbers are charged at a local standard rate, Irrespective of which EE tariff is the individual on. This rate is effectively applied to other types of non-geographical 03 helplines as well as to 01 and 02 local numbers.

However, there is a warning here, which is, you can use these minutes in substitution to paying the standard rates only if you possess inclusive minutes on your EE tariff as they are totally compatible with 0370 numbers which seem to be perfect for individuals making the most out of their rewards.

Are 0370 numbers free on Vodafone?

 The cost of calling the 0370 number on Vodafone is exactly the same when compared to the cost involved in calling a standard geographic landline number 01 or 02. However, the only difference between the two is that the non-geographical phone number 0370 is a United Kingdom-based number. The cost of calling totally depends upon the call package of Vodafone.

Vodafone offers a bundle of free minutes to 01, 02, and 03 numbers to the ones owning a Vodafone call package. An individual can use the duration of the free call to make a call to 0370 phone numbers but cannot continue to do the same in case the minutes of the free call is finished. So the individual pays only when the free minutes are used up.

The various plans or cost of calling a 0370 phone number with Vodafone includes:

  • ‘Monthly pay’ comes with fifty-five pence (55p) per minute.
  • ‘Pay as you go’ which comes with thirty-five pence (35p) per minute.
  • The user may be charged around thirty pence (30p) per minute if they do not have a call package.

Are 0370 numbers free on o2?

Yes, 0370 phone numbers are absolutely free on 02. So using 0370 phone numbers to call on 02 pay monthly phone does not cost anything in addition to making calls to ordinary landline numbers like 01 or 02. The individual does not have to pay any additional amount when calling the 0370 phone numbers, provided if the individual has included the leftover minutes to the monthly deal saying that the individual is on with 02.

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