Did you know 0870, 0844 and 08 numbers could be costing you or your business hundreds of pounds per year? If you’re calling these numbers from a mobile phone instead of a BT landline, it could be more! Many businesses give out these premium phone numbers as a way to make tens of thousands of pounds through calls to their customer service desks.
Their hope is that unsuspecting callers just use the premium number without a second’s thought and they won’t even realise the call has cost them several pounds until their phone bill arrives. Of course, these companies usually have their backs covered so there is little that can be done retrospectively. However, there is another way…
Say no to 0870 today!
The truth is that virtually every business has a completely FREE number you can call – they just don’t want you to know about it! Quite often, you’ll have more success in getting through to someone to speak with because these numbers are not publically advertised and might go to a less busy department.
This website has taken the time to scrape the internet to find alternative numbers to 0870. In general, they provide you with a 01 or 02 number instead, which will be much cheaper or even free to call. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, keep searching the internet for numbers that appear normal, such as a local landline number.
These tactics are worth employing. It’s particularly useful when calling companies who have many departments and put you on hold for long periods of time because some of these calls can be incredibly costly.
Here’s another great tip, this time for dealing with spam calls…
If you want to reduce the time spent in dealing with spam callers, do this:
Every time you receive a spam call (the PPI or personal injury ones – you know the sort!) save them to a contact named “Spam”. The next time they ring (and they will!) at least you’ll be able to ignore it without thinking it could be your next big opportunity!
Blocking spam calls
It’s also possible to block spam callers, however, you may find that the spam caller (normally a dialing bot) notices you have their number blocked and will call from another number.
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