What is a UK 0844 number ?

A UK 0844 number is a non-geographic service number. This means that within the UK the caller always pays a fixed access charge and fixed service charge. Outside the UK 0844 numbers are not likely to be accessible.

For UK callers:

  • access charge: This part of the call charge goes to your phone company, charged as pence per minute. They will tell you how much the access charge will be for calls to service numbers. It will be made clear on bills and when you take out a contract.
  • service charge: This is the rest of the call charge. The organisation you are calling decides this, and will tell you how much it is.

Ofcom (UK regulator) states the service charge for calls to 084 numbers must be between 0p and 7p per minute. The access charge is determined by your phone company (but must be the same for all 084 numbers).

We provide the following 0844 DID numbers ranges with service charges;

  • 0844445.. Service charge 7 pence per min
  • 0844487.. Service charge 6 pence per min

Note: Some countries do not allow calling from abroad to 0844 numbers.

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