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Standard User estoesmi
(learned) Thu 12-Jan-12 19:30:32
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Has anybody noticed that 0870 and 0845 numbers are now disappearing, only to be replaced by 0844 which are chargable. Any comments ?
Standard User mixt
(experienced) Thu 12-Jan-12 20:08:48
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I thought 0845 and 0870 were (are) chargeable anyway? 0845 is local rate, 0870 is national rate.

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Standard User azzercam
(newbie) Thu 12-Jan-12 21:07:32
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On providers like bt, talktalk, postoffice and o2 0870 & 0845 are now free i believe with most of their packages, the only couple i no of being chargeable is virgin, some of the smaller resellers and sky (0845's only i think)


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Standard User kasg
(committed) Fri 13-Jan-12 00:30:21
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Re: 0845


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In reply to a post by mixt:
0845 is local rate, 0870 is national rate.
No they are not, and haven't been for many years, and they are not allowed to be described as such (although they often still are). They were originally tied to BT's local and national rates, when such rates still existed. This only ever applied to BT, not any other provider. There has been no difference between the charge for local calls and national calls for many years. There is a single geographic rate that applies to all 01, 02 and 03 numbers*. 0845 and 0870 are special rate numbers that are sometimes included in inclusive packages (but 0844 never is) but are otherwise charged differently from geographic numbers.

*There are some exceptions, e.g. calls to the Channel Islands.

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