0870 numbers

  namtas 09:22 09 Oct 2006
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Information was posted recently on 0870 calls.
Users of fixed price packages, such as Talk Talk get all normal and some International calls free, apart from the 0870 calls
A possible solution, especially for those long 0870 hold calls that go on and on.

click here

  anchor 10:04 09 Oct 2006

A good reminder, especially for some of our newer members.

  lisa02 11:09 09 Oct 2006

Saved me a few pennies on the phone bill a number of times.

  Stuartli 16:30 09 Oct 2006

Trouble is that a lot of firms, including TalkTalk(!) have got wise to the practice...:-)

  Stuartli 16:32 09 Oct 2006

Martin Lewis offers plenty of advice re cheap phone calls at his MoneySavingExpert website (plus lots of other interesting ways of saving money, including BB):

click here

  BankRaid.com 17:25 09 Oct 2006

If you get free calls from your telephone operator (such as evenings and/or weekends), try locating an alternative to the 0870 (or 0845) number you have to call. This can be done at: click here.

Just go to the website and enter the number (or company name - also bearing in mind variations of the name if it's not readily available).

You will then be presented with a geographic number which should qualify for a free call (assuming your telephone operator gives you this privilege).

Good luck!

  Stuartli 17:57 09 Oct 2006

Perhaps you should read namtas's thread again...:-)

  Forum Editor 18:53 09 Oct 2006

My thought exactly.

  terryf 12:22 10 Oct 2006

Another way is to use the number given for calling from overseas (banks for instance give out this number), I have usually had a sympathetic response when asked why I called the number from UK and say that it doesn't cost because of my phone package. I haven't had a time when the call centre operators wold not accept this

  xania 16:41 10 Oct 2006

I've used the SAYNOTO0870 quite a few times - the good news is they sometimes come up with 0800 alternatives. Its amazing how much more quickly you get to speak to a human this way.

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