0800 numbers are ‘freephone’ numbers but only if you call from a landline in the UK. Call from a mobile and you will be charged.
It appears that this is leading to confusion amongst the public and Ofcom are doing something about it.
The main goal is to stop confusion over which telephone numbers are actually free to call.
Many are opting for a mobile as our primary contact number and it can cost up to 21p minute from a mobile.
A final decision regarding the new proposed rules can be expected to be made by 2013.
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