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Free Phone numbers

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by PyroboyUK, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. PyroboyUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,645

    Why is it that 0800 Free phone etc numbers are not "free" on mobiles? it just hit me the other day when i had to call an 0800 number for my Motorbike lessons.
  2. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    because you are using a mobile network in which the network would be paying to carry your call. there are certain 0800 numbers that networks allow and some price plans that allow 0800 usage from the free airtime iirc.
  3. Blackhorse


    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 499

    0800 numbers were clamped down on as alot of calling card services exploted this