What’s the cost of calling 0844, 0845 or 0870 from a Mobile?

One of the questions we get asked all the time by startups is “which type of number is best for my business“.

There’s no straight answer to this, it depends on your particular needs. One factor to consider is how much will mobile callers need to pay when reaching your business. This can be tricky information to find as mobile operators often have multiple plans (and it can depend on when the callers contract started).

However, we dug around to make the best list we could. Bear in mind that prices vary depending on the callers chosen plan, local  destinations are often bundled as free minutes so prices indicated are what’s charged outside the plan.

Firstly, for comparison:

The cost of calling a standard UK landline *prices shown are outside allowances

Vodafone pay-monthly: 35p a minute
Vodafone pre-pay: 25p a minute
O2 pay-monthly:  35p a minute
O2 pre-paid: 35p a minute
Orange pay-monthly: 35p a minute
Orange pre-paid: 30p or 14p or 25p *depends on tariff plan

The cost of calling 0845 from mobile

Vodafone pay-monthly: 14p a minute
Vodafone pre-pay: 14p a minute
O2 pay-monthly: 20.4p a minute
O2 pre-paid: 20p or 25p a minute *depends on tariff plan
Orange pay-monthly: 35p a minute
Orange pre-paid: 12p a minute

The cost of calling 0844 from mobile

Vodafone pay-monthly: 35p a minute
Vodafone pre-pay: 25p a minute
O2 pay-monthly: 20.4p a minute
O2 pre-paid: 20p or 25p a minute *depends on tariff plan
Orange pay-monthly: 35p  a minute
Orange pre-paid: 40p a minute

The cost of calling 0870 from mobile

Vodafone pay-monthly: 14p a minute
Vodafone pre-pay: 14p a minute
O2 pay-monthly: 20.4p a minute
O2 pre-paid: 20p or 25p a minute *depends on tariff plan
Orange pay-monthly: 35p a minute
Orange pre-paid: 12p a minute

Luckily, with LazyPBX you can have multiple numbers so your callers can choose whatever suites them!

Prices we’re correct at time of blog post, refer to operators for up to date pricing.

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