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Premium rate numbers

A while ago a member provided a link to alternative 0800 (or local rate) numbers instead of premium rate numbers, and I've lost the link, can anyone help please?
Prompted as I needed to call the DVLA over a serious driving licence issue, and was distressed to find that both calls have cost me over £10 each for mostly listening to the complex multi stage menus, one of which cut me off before getting to the option requested.
I don't recall if the DVLA were on the list, but since I need to call them again it would be nice to find out.
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Re: Premium rate numbers

Does this help? http://www.saynoto0870.com/companysearch.php
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Re: Premium rate numbers

I use the 'saynoto 0870' site a lot.  It doesn't work all the time but often a geographical number can be found.
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Re: Premium rate numbers

@Petlew, just noticed DVLA has a national rate number. Try 0300 790 6802. Hope it works.
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Re: Premium rate numbers

Various numbers here: https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla depending on the 'department' you need.
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Re: Premium rate numbers

Thanks gents, the 0300 790 6806 (vocational licence) was the one I wanted.
As an aside, DVLA (I'm told by them) don't have any premium rate numbers. However on the DVLA website, unless there's a very clever "scam" site, the only available is a premium rate number.
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Re: Premium rate numbers

Where did you get your numbers from as this page lists the number given by artmo along with other 0300 numbers. The only premium-rate number is for the Driver Check Service
Edit: Just seen this site which has the following:
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*We are not associated, nor affiliated with the any government organisation but act simply as a cost effective call connection service.

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Re: Premium rate numbers

are 0300 numbers chargeable from plusnet ?Huh
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No as they are part of the 01/02/03 inclusive calls if you are on one of those packages.

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Cheers Mav Wink
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Well just to clear this up, I Googled DVLA and down the list was a "contact DVLA" with this link: http://www.uk-helplines.co.uk/2.html
So I suppose it was my own fault really.
Advice; don't use this number unless you really like doubling your usual BT phone bill.
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Sadly you missed the same disclaimer as I pointed out above Sad
In fact the postal addresses for both sites are the same so probably the same company 'legally' allowed to rip people off  Angry
Edit; Exactly how ringing a premium rate number at £1.53 pm is cost effective against an local-rated call which would be free to many is beyond me  Undecided

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