Are you moving house, changing banks or shopping around for a new deal on your insurance, gas and electric and want to avoid any nasty surprises on your mobile phone bill? Then I’ve found a new mobile phone service that could be of interest.
More and more of us are using our mobile phone to call utility companies and banks when on the move rather than waiting until we get home to use our landline and if you have just moved or a renting, you may not have a landline installed. So with many companies using 0800, 0808, 0870, 0845 and 03 numbers for their customer services team, we all risk extortionate and frustrating call charges, as it can cost up to 35p per minute to call these numbers from many Pay As You Go …
This month the new Consumer Rights Directive will end expensive premium 084 and 087 numbers for customers calling airlines, train operators and major high street and online retailers, but his still leaves a lot of organisations and companies where customer services, general enquiries and ordering still mean dialling into a premium rate number.
So if you want to avoid paying up to 16p a minute for dialling these numbers, hop along to Saynoto0870. This is an online directory of non-geographic telephone numbers and their geographic alternatives.
The website, which started as a directory of alternative to 0870 numbers (hence the name), also lists geographic alternatives for 0843, 0844, 0845, 0871, 0872, and 0873 numbers, as well as for some 0500, 0800 and 0808 freephone numbers.
Let me give you an example. I wanted to …
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I need to make business phone calls on a daily basis.
Originally I used to use a capped rate of around £7 per month from my home phone provider. Unfortunately, this wasn’t that professional, so I switched to an 0844 number, but my business contacts resented paying the high per minute rates, and I don’t blame them.
I wanted a switchboard, ability to transfer calls to other offices, voicemail and all the standard business call features, so I turned to VoIP (voice over IP) from Birchills Telecom.
Basically a hardware switchboard costs too much for my small business, so internet telephony seemed like the right route to take.
Although, you can make calls through your computer, I prefer having a handset. I ordered a new business phone number and got access to cheap calls, …