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What are 0330 Numbers, and How many Does 0330 numbers Cost?

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0330 Numbers Costs: Introduced in March of 2007, an 0330 has specific uses for many different companies and organisations; the benefits and the types of companies using the and why will be outlined here. The number has grown in popularity since then and has been widely adopted by many organisations across the UK to provide services to their customers. Companies are buying 0330 numbers for many different reasons – but they are commonly used as the primary customer service helpline contact.

Contents (click to jump to section)
Is an 0330 Number free to call?
Calling 0330 numbers on a landline
Calling 0330 numbers on a mobile
What do I need to know about 0330 numbers?
What are the benefits of 0330 Numbers?
Where are 0330 Numbers Used?
Information on 0330 numbers
Buy 0330 numbers
More on 0330 numbers

Is an 0330 Number free to call?

All numbers that begin 03 are billed at the same rate as any standard landline numbers – i.e. ones that start with ’01’ or ’02’. Most phone tariffs give users inclusive calls to landlines; calls to 0330 numbers will also be included in the same way. 0330 numbers will be included in any applicable call packages, otherwise standard landline rates.

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Calling 0330 numbers on a landline

Here’s roughly what it costs to call 0330 numbers from various landline service providers. If you are unsure, it is best to contact your service provider before dialling.

Landline ProviderApproximate peak cost
BT12p/m + 21p set upcharge
TalkTalk13.5p/m
Sky9.5p/m
Virgin Media12p/m

Calling 0330 numbers on a mobile

Here’s roughly what it costs to call 0330 numbers from various mobile service providers. If you are unsure, it is best to contact your service provider before dialling.

Mobile ProviderInside contracted landline minutes allowanceOutside contracted landline minutes allowance
ASDA MobileFree8p/m
Delight MobileFree3p/m
EEFree30p/m
GiffGaffFree10p/m
Lebara MobileFree19p/m
LycaMobileFree15p/m
O2Free35p/m
Tesco MobileFree25p/m
Three MobileFree3p/m
Virgin MobileFree26p/m
VodafoneFree30p/m

What do I need to know about 0330 numbers?

These numbers are a particular type of non-geographic landline numbers used around the UK by several companies and organisations, with many different uses. They do not operate as a standard call to other landlines, and as such, it is often found that special rates apply to many of these different types of non-geographic numbers, for example, many 0800 numbers. However, an 0330 number is charged as the same as calling.

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Any other landline across the country, which means it is advantageous for both the company to use, for reasons which will be discussed and also, it does not mean that the customer calling the landline loses out and has to pay over the odds to make a phone call to one of these numbers.

What are the benefits of 0330 Numbers?

The benefits for the companies that use them, of which there are many, are that the phone number is not restricted to operate in one area. Therefore, this allows much more freedom as to where to place the call centres, and in fact, the landline can be used from whichever location throughout the country.

This provides the customer with some continuity, so they know, if they have a long term relationship with a company, they can still ring the same number, despite changes in the location of the call centre under which the number operates. It saves cluttering up the phonebook with any confusing duplicate numbers for one customer service.

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The customer also gains a lot from operating under an 0330 number instead of an 0800 number. These numbers are typically charged at the same rate as a regular localised landline would, so the customer does not have to incur an additional charge.

Where are 0330 Numbers Used?

It has been previously touched that they often provide information and help services for a given company and act as a crucial part of providing excellent customer service. A wide range of companies use them, and in particular, large organisations tend to use them more commonly. For example, companies like Argos, car breakdown cover customer service with RAC and Admiral car insurance customer helpline. The customer could ring at no extra expense than would be the case if they were to ring a friend instead.

This is useful because the cost can really rack up during customer service phone calls to direct a person to the right specialist, and often, there is some time spent on hold whilst this takes place. Complex queries can usually require a customer to stay on the phone for a long while.

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Information on 0330 numbers

There are no actual downsides to the operation of the number itself, however, like anything, it is always careful to be wary of security with these numbers, which can indeed affect all different types of none geographic numbers, and that is the large amounts of scam artists and fraudulent companies that can ring up using these numbers and try and take money from innocent people.

This is not a specific drawback of the number. Still, it is worth noting that just because 0330 a large number of reputable companies uses 0330 numbers provide services to the customer, there are also a large number of different people that can set up one of these numbers quickly enough and try to use it to cheat some people out of money and indeed, many numbers beginning with 0330 have been reported before online and in many chat rooms for such behaviour. It is worth staying vigilant and not just assuming the phone call is legitimate as it is using a particular rate number.

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Ashish Kumar Mishra
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Ashish Kumar Mishra is the Founder and CEO at Spot News 18. He created Spot News 18 on 30 June 2019. His intention to make these News Websites was only to provide correct and official news to his readers. Now, he is working on Spot News 18 to expand his website reach to all parts of the world.

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