>Non-Geographical Alternative Telephone Numbers


Welcome to the SAYNOTO0870.COM website

The site lists many well known companies, and their equivalent geographical numbers.

Alternatives listed for 0500, 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0870 and 0871 numbers.

The SAYNOTO0870.COM web site has been featured on BBC’s Working Lunch TV programme, Five’s The Gadget Show, BBC Radio 2 (Jeremy Vine Show), BBC Radio Norfolk, and also appeared in many newspapers & publications, including The Guardian, Which Magazine, Readers Digest, and many more.

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Many people don’t realise that there are many phone providers offering cheaper calls to standard telephone numbers (those beginning with 01, 02 or 03), which don’t apply to 0844, 0845, 0870 or 0871 telephone numbers. – Please see the links page and click on Cheapest Call Provider for price details. This shows that by using multiple providers, you can reduce your call cost on standard telephone numbers to as little as 4p fixed cost (regardless of duration), whereas the cheapest provider to 0870 numbers during the day that I am aware of charges 6p/min (+ 9.3p connection fee [with BT]) to call.

Worst still some companies that use these numbers are actually receiving a cut of the phone call costs.

If you have an ‘inclusive landline calls’ phone package, then it is very rare that 0844, 0845, 0870, and 0871 numbers are all included in your ‘free minutes’ allocation, unlike normal numbers. Many mobile phone packages also exclude freephone 0800 and 0808 numbers for your bundled minutes. BT and some other companies are starting to include 0845 and 0870, but this only applies to certain packages, and does not apply to 0844 and 0871 numbers.

Many companies advertise a separate number that can be used when calling from abroad – This usually begins in the format +44 – There is nothing to stop you using this number from the UK (as it is a normal rate telephone call), and will be included in any inclusive minutes provided by your landline or mobile phone provider. Many others will give you a standard number if you ask.

This site is all about listing these numbers, saving you money, without having to pay additional charges. To get started and find a particular number, please click on the ‘Search to find an alternative number’ link at the top of the page.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the site.  Please continue to add any new numbers as and when you find them.


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