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Freephone calls free

From the 1st July 2015 Freephone calls will be free from all phones including mobiles following Ofcom ruling.
and "From July 1st all business advertising, printed material, web presence etc. must display the Service Charge associated with the advertised non-geographic number. For example:
"Call charged at 12p per minute, plus your phone provider's access charge."
" includes 084 087 09 118 numbers
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Undecided  Totally confusing post..... what on earth are you on about ?  Huh
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For example http://www.tescomobile.com/changes-to-call-charges
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Freephone numbers starting 0800 or 0808 have always been free to call from landlines. And from 1 July 2015, the good news is they’ll truly be freephone numbers – you can call them free from mobiles as well. 
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Now that post ... makes sense !    Smiley Smiley Smiley
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What annoys me is that 3 have been advertising how wonderful they are for their lack of roaming charges etc on ITV lately.
I thought those had been capped by the powers that be.. not that 3 had decided to be generous?
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Quote from: AlaricAdair
From the 1st July 2015 Freephone calls will be free from all phones including mobiles following Ofcom ruling.

So presumably 0800 calls will no longer be 'charged' (i.e. deducted from my 240 inclusive minutes) by PlusNet/Gradwell when using my PlusNet VoIP service?  When I noticed this was happening I re-routed '0800' numbers through Sipgate which doesn't charge for them.
And does this include PAYG mobiles?
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The 0800 call are not free to the companies who own the 0800 numbers. As to the PAYG mobiles, the quote did say "all" mobiles, but I guess we'll have to see how it all turns out.
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I received a text this morning from EE confirming the 0800, 0808 and 116 umbers being free.
Now if only 084 and 087 numbers could be part of inclusive calls.
EE is addressing that to some extent:
[quote=http://ee.co.uk/help/add-ons-benefits-and-plans/price-plans-and-costs/ee-price-plans/changes-to-numbers-starting-08-09-and-118#ee]If you regularly call service numbers, we offer an 084 and 087 add-on that gives you cheaper calls for just 1p per minute. For £3 a month (£2.50 excluding VAT) you’ll get 300 minutes to call numbers that start with 084 and 087. This will give you peace of mind that you will always have an allocated number of minutes per month to call service numbers.

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Do you spend five hours on the phone to 084 and 087 numbers? How much do these calls usually cost? Wink
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Personally I never ring 084/087 numbers from my mobile and from the landline I never ring other than 0845/0870 as they are part of the inclusive deals.

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