What Dialling code is 08?

In the UK, telephone numbers beginning 08 are known as non-geographic or special services numbers. The ‘non-geographic’ part refers to them being available for use anywhere in the UK and not restricted by area code. The phone numbers for ‘special services’ usually have a set price to be charged to the caller.

What is an 08 Number in UK?


Prefix Service type
08 Freephone (toll free) on 080 and Special Services (formerly known as local and national rate) on 084 and 087.
09 Premium Rate services (PRS).

Is 008 a free number?

Calls to numbers beginning 0800 and 0808 are free from all landlines and mobiles. Yep, free! However, numbers such as 0844, 0845, 0870 and 0871 are more costly to ring, whether you’re calling from a landline or mobile. Use the 03 number that many organisations offer instead of costly 08 numbers.

Is the 00800 number free in the UK?

00800 or +800 numbers are reserved for services that need to be accessible from at least two different countries. While domestic 0800 and 0808 numbers are always free to call, some operators may charge for calls to international freephone numbers.

Can a landline call be made to 00800?

The plus (+) character is diallable from mobile phones, but landline callers need to replace it with the international access code in use in their country. Calls to 00800 numbers are free from most major landline companies.

Where can I find the dialling codes in the UK?

This is a list of telephone dialling codes in the United Kingdom, which adopts an open telephone numbering plan for its public switched telephone network. The national telephone numbering plan is maintained by Ofcom, an independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.

When do you dial the international call prefix?

The international dialing prefix must be dialed before the country calling code and the destination telephone number. It is synonymous with international access code or exit code. The international call prefix is part of the telephone numbering plan of a country for calls to another country.