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08 & 03 codes? 12 Sep 2018 14:25 #10151

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Quick question. Does anyone know when using the codes 0845 or 0345 which is the cheapest either using a landline or a mobile phone? I`ve done a quick google on this and it depends on the phone provider sometimes. I use PlusNet for landline (so BT line but different company?) and 02 and Asda Mobile for my two mobile phones. 02 seems to say `up to` 25p a minute, but it`s all very generalised and not actual fact.


I got my ESA50 form land this week to fill out and the Health Assessment Advisory Centre who send these forms out have a contact number if anyone needs to get in touch and the letter states: If yo need to talk to us about anything, please call JOBCENTRE PLUS on 0345 608 8545

Underneath it says: You can use the 0845 code to call our 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you. :unsure:

So the number to contact JOBCENTRE plus is an 0345 code. I dread having to call that for a quick answer to anything and end up waiting for 25 minutes for anyone to answer, which is why I`m on the hunt for the cheapest dial code just incase.
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08 & 03 codes? 12 Sep 2018 20:29 #10157

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i suspect the price may vary depending who you get your phone service through and the only way you will find out is if you do a bit of diging online looking up call rates for your provider or contact them directly via email or phone call
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08 & 03 codes? 13 Sep 2018 09:54 #10169

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Seems to be the best way Finnster, yes. I will look at the pricing data for each on the company websites later on and see what they say. But `up to `25p a minute?!! :ohmy: I always thought 01, 02 and 03 numbers were the cheapest, but better check just incase. Will post what I find.
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08 & 03 codes? 13 Sep 2018 17:56 #10176

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Update: Okay, done an online chat with 02. Using their 123 Classic pay as you go (my tariff) I only pay 3p per minute if I use the 0345 code. If I dial 0845 it`s 55p per minute! :ohmy: So that`s a no brainer!

Then looked at PlusNet`s home phone charges and this came up:

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So it seems that using my 02 mobile comes out the cheapest if I use the 0345 prefix code. The landline codes would be 13.5p per minute for 01, 02 & 03 and 9.58p per minute for the 0845 prefix. So the 0845 would be cheaper using the landline.

Still want 100% confirmation though that this guy I did the online chat with at 02 didn`t confuse 03 code as being 0345 as a service charge number,or maybe it doesn`t matter anyway as it begind 03?
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