What are 0870 telephone numbers?
0870 numbers are a class of UK telephone number that always incurs a charge when called as they are classed as premium service numbers. This means if you ring one, stay on the phone for as short a time as possible.
Cost of phoning 0870 numbers
There are two parts to the charge for a 0870 call. The first is a service charge of up to 13p per minute that is charged by the company you are calling. You also have to pay a per minute charge to your landline or mobile phone provider and mobiles normally have a higher cost than from landlines. So, it is always best to use a landline to call these numbers. Inclusive minutes don’t apply for 0870 numbers, so you will always be charged for them.
Maximum cost of phoning 0870 numbers
- EE – monthly contract customers will pay a maximum of 63p per minute including 50p access charge and 13p service rate
- O2 – monthly customers will pay a maximum of 68p per minute which is a 52p access charge and 13p service rate
- Vodafone – monthly customers will pay a maximum of 68p per minute which is a 52p access charge and 13p service rate