Many people are still confused about 0800 numbers and who pays for calls that are made to them. In this post we try and answer the most common questions and shed some light on why they remain one of the most popular phone numbers for UK businesses and other organisations. [Read more…] about Freephone 0800 Number Questions & Answers
It’s great to see a new blog article from Numbergroup discussing the most common questions they get asked by customers looking to buy an 0800 number.
Because of all the confusion in the past about how much it costs to call 0800 Numbers, it’s no surprise that people still have lots of questions about what 0800 numbers are and how they work. [Read more…] about Answers To All Your Questions About 0800 Numbers
While the advantages and disadvantages of Freephone 0800 numbers for large businesses are well-documented and often intuitive, many freelancers and small business owners may wonder how a Freephone 0800 number could help them. Read on to find out more about how an 0800 number can benefit even small-scale companies and organizations!
Freephone 0800 numbers are free to call from mobile and landline phones. They allow number owners to take on all of the costs associated with phone calls made to their numbers. While having an 0800 number doesn’t make much sense for most private citizens, unless of course you avail of a free 0800 number trial offer, companies and businesses often find them useful for encouraging calls from customers or clients. According to some estimates, 65% of respondents in the UK said that they were more likely to call a Freephone number than a number with a normal regional dialling code. For companies with services such as customer service hotlines or phone-based ordering services, Freephone 0800 numbers are a recognizable and efficient way of ensuring that everyone who wishes to reach them over the phone is able to.
While there are indeed a number of commonsense advantages to a Freephone 0800 number, many of which can be truly beneficial for businesses, the sky is really the limit when it comes to integrating 0800 numbers into your marketing strategy. We’ve outlined a few potentially lucrative (and hopefully inspiring) uses for 0800 numbers here.
There are a number of charity helplines that have either 0800 or 0808 numbers. Since 1st July 2015, you can call these charitable organisations for free from both UK landlines and mobiles. This list is managed by The Helplines Association:
0800 numbers, also known as UK freephone numbers, are becoming increasingly popular for businesses looking to attract new customers. Since 1st July 2015, 0800 numbers are free to call from mobile phones which has increased their popularity significantly, and removed a huge bone of contention which existed prior to this date. Prior to this, one of the most searched questions in Google was “are 0800 numbers free to call from mobile?”
It has been well documented that, since 1st July 2015, calls to 0800 Numbers from mobile phones are free. In fact there was a huge campaign by Ofcom to publicize this major change in freephone number call pricing via the information site ukcalling.info. Given that the new pricing structure has attracted so much publicity, why then are so many people still baffled what their own mobile operators will charge them for calling 0800 Numbers?
We conducted our own study of Google keyword search volumes in April 2016 (a full 9 months after the price changes were introduced on 1st July 2015) which involved identifying search phrases typed into Google by people clearly unsure whether they will be charged by their mobile network for calling 0800 numbers. Our aim was to highlight mobile operators who had done a poor job of communicating these price changes to their customers.
In a move that shocked the UK Virtual Numbers industry, Numbergroup Network Ltd recently started offering discounted bundles on their huge range of UK 0800 Numbers.
With other virtual phone numbering providers, such as BT, charging as much as £10.00 per month to buy an 0800 number, Numbergroup’s decision to offer bundled minutes to customers who wish to buy 0800 number packages is expected to shake up the industry.