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pierre_pierre
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call to local police

Essex poolice have now started using 101 for non emmergency calls, I see I was charged for this call

You can dial 999 in an emergency or call our non-emergency number 101 or alternatively, 0300 333 4444.

how would I be charged for the 0300 number?  I am on the legacy 240 plan
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03 is charged (or not charged, as the case may be) the same as 01 & 02.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: call to local police

just found this
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CrimeJusticeAndTheLaw/Reportingcrimeandantisocialbehaviour/DG_185338
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101 is a 24-hour telephone number provided by some police forces and local councils to deal with non-emergency crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour issues. Find out how you can use it and if it is available in your area.
If you have a non-emergency problem to report but the 101 service is not available in your area, you should contact your local police force.
Calls to 101 from standard BT lines cost 15p for the entire call. The cost of calls to 101 from other networks and mobiles may vary. Check with your telephone company for details.
You can find more information about reporting crimes and finding your local police force using the links below.

it could be cheaper to use this list
http://localcrime.direct.gov.uk/helper/non-emergency-numbers/

in my case Essex, the list doesnt say 101 which cost 0.15, but gives an 0300 number which is free on home phone

artmo
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101 was introduced in Essex on 1st July.
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New 101 number to report non-emergency crimes
A new number to call 101 - when its less urgent than 999Published on 30 June 2011
101 is being introduced throughout Essex from Friday 1 July 2011 for reporting non-emergency crimes, replacing 0300 333 4444.
Essex Police is one of the first forces to adopt the new 101 non-emergency phone number, a 24-hour telephone number to deal with non-emergency crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour issues.
The 101 number for reporting non-emergency crimes was developed because a large number of calls to 999 are not emergencies.
101 was chosen as the phone number because it is simple and easy to remember.
The 0300 number will continue to work for the time being but 101 will be promoted as the primary number for the public to call.
pierre_pierre
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well I hope they do keep the 0300 number, thats free to me but 101 is charged
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How often would you be dialling the 101 number to worry about the cost Undecided Undecided
It is the intention to dispense with the 0300 number in due course.
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Maybe he's just worried about the bill !  Cheesy
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Telephone bill or the Old Bill?
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Maybe we can give him a few coppers Grin Grin
pierre_pierre
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or Bob ies
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Why not try asking if they will accept a reverse charge call?

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pierre_pierre
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now the Met have caught up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14100225
Met Police launches 101 number for non-urgent calls
Police in London are launching a phone number for calls that do not require an urgent response.
The 101 number will allow people to report crimes that have already happened, seek crime prevention advice or report local policing issues.
The number is being promoted as part of a national programme to ease pressure on the 999 emergency service.
Met Police (MPS) will be joined by other forces including Hertfordshire, City of London and Essex in using 101.


People who speak no or little English can also dial 101 where their call will be connected with an interpreter.
Callers who are deaf or have hearing impairment or speech impairment can use a textphone to call: 18001 101; or 18000 in an emergency.