080 numbers

Calls to 080 numbers are FREE with BES Telecom

From 1 July 2015, the cost to call 080 numbers from your mobile will be completely free with BES Telecom. We will also be changing the way we invoice calls to serviced numbers.

The cost of calling service numbers will be made up of two parts:

An access charge

This part of the call charge goes to BES, charged as pence per minute. We will tell you how much the access charge will be for calls to service numbers. It will be made clear on bills and when you take out a contract.

BES will charge 0.050 pence per minute (5 pence) and mobile sim customers will be charged 0.200 pence per minute (20 pence).

A service charge

A Service Charge, which has been set by the number range holding network, and will be promoted by the organisation offering the service. There are currently 80 service charge price points.

Which numbers will be affected?

These rules will apply to all consumer calls to 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers across the UK, delivering clearer call rates for everyone.

The changes do not affect calls made to ordinary landline numbers (01, 02), 03 numbers or mobile (07) numbers. Neither do they affect calls made from payphones, international calls, or calls to the UK when roaming overseas.

For more information on these and any other changes, please click here.

You can view/download a list of Service Charges to 118 numbers here.