0899 Numbers

0899 numbers are service numbers that are charged at special rates. Called the ‘inbound number’, the 0899 number is an incoming call-only number that is used by many companies throughout the United Kingdom. An incoming call-only number means that they can’t usually be used to make outbound calls.

There can be several reasons someone would want to have a 0899 number. For one, a 0899 number can disguise a caller’s geographic location. This can be beneficial for companies that function nationally, since there is no specially assigned area code for the company. This makes it more likely that customers won’t be turned off by a long distance area code calling them.

Another benefit of 0899 numbers is that, once it’s assigned to you, you can route it to any number in the world. So if you change your location, your number can go with you. This is ideal for expanding businesses.

History of 084 and 087 area codes

Originally introduced in 1996, 0899 numbers were for services that cost the same as standard local rate phone calls. In 2001, the 0399 and 0699 prefixes were annulled and their numbers were also transferred to the 0899 code.

In the mid-2000s, the cost of 0899 numbers changed and they began to be charged at a range of rates. Following this in 2015, all 084 and 087 numbers were switched to a new two-part charging structure that uses both the service charge and the access charge. Companies are restricted from using a 0899 number for post-sales customer service lines.

Cost to call 0899 numbers

Calling 0899 numbers are charged an access charge that is paid to your phone company and a service charge that is set by the company or organization you are calling. The service charge is usually between 0p to 7p per minutes and the access charge ranges from 8p to 65 p per minute.

Any 084 numbers are charged in the same way and have the same technical features. Any numbers that start with 0899, regardless of the following digits, cost the same. After the changes in the mid-2000s that saw 0899 numbers skyrocket, there have been recent changes that have drastically reduced the cost of calling these numbers. British Telecom (BT) has aided this by making sure that costs related to 0899 numbers are usually free (usually up to a certain amount per month). If customers aren’t on a BT call plan, most landline providers still average the costs of calling these numbers between 3p and 5p per minute.

Calling a 0899 number from a landline can cost more than 10p per minute; however, some providers include it alongside numbers starting with 01 and 02 minutes in inclusive call packages. Choose a provider from the table below for more information on their pricing.

Prefixes and Providers

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0899 800i.net communications Group PLC26/01/2016
0899 801TelecomIQ Limited22/03/2016
0899 802Dynamic Mobile Billing Limited18/03/2016
0899 803Invosys Limited16/05/2016
0899 804Redwood Technologies Ltd15/11/2018
0899 805BCH Digital Limited14/10/2016
0899 806Call Stream Limited05/12/2016
0899 807Call Stream Limited06/01/2017
0899 808Citrus Telecommunications Ltd16/05/2016
0899 809Citrus Telecommunications Ltd16/05/2016
0899 810Aloha Telecommunications Limited10/08/2015
0899 811Buzz Networks Limited21/08/2015
0899 812Barritel Limited22/12/2015
0899 813Invosys Limited24/08/2016
0899 814BT25/08/2015
0899 818Voiceflex Limited17/01/2017
0899 822Simetric Telecom Ltd20/07/2018
0899 905Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 906Vodafone Ltd (Thus)28/02/2012
0899 907Content Guru Ltd07/11/2007
0899 9084D Interactive Ltd16/01/2007
0899 909Vodafone Ltd (Energis)07/03/2008
0899 910Fibernet (UK) Ltd25/04/2001
0899 912BT13/11/2003
0899 914Hutchison 3G UK Ltd18/03/2002
0899 915Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 916Eircom UK Ltd17/04/2003
0899 917TalkTalk Communications Limited24/01/2018
0899 918Affiniti Integrated Solutions Limited10/12/2002
0899 919Tiscali UK Limited28/06/2005
0899 92Colt Technology Services06/08/1999
0899 93Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 94Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 950TalkTalk Communications Limited29/09/2008
0899 951Virtual Talk Ltd23/04/2014
0899 952Stour Marine Limited16/01/2009
0899 953Opex Hosting Limited19/01/2009
0899 954Vodafone Ltd (Energis)02/04/2009
0899 955Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 956Swiftnet Ltd02/04/2009
0899 957Content Guru Ltd06/04/2009
0899 958Vodafone Ltd (C&W)13/09/2013
0899 959Telecom Express Limited05/02/2010
0899 960Dynamic Mobile Billing Limited02/07/2010
0899 96124 Seven Communications Ltd06/09/2010
0899 962Invosys Limited10/07/2012
0899 963MANX TELECOM TRADING LIMITED08/02/2017
0899 964Opex Hosting Limited19/07/2012
0899 965Opex Hosting Limited24/10/2012
0899 966TelXL Ltd04/07/2013
0899 967Content Guru Ltd06/10/2010
0899 968TelXL Ltd04/07/2013
0899 969Invosys Limited12/08/2013
0899 970Cloudcall Limited31/10/2013
0899 971Eckoh UK Limited07/04/2014
0899 972Citrus Telecommunications Ltd28/05/2014
0899 973BCH Digital Limited11/06/2014
0899 974TelXL Ltd10/10/2014
0899 975iHub 2 Limited17/06/2016
0899 976Sesui Limited06/07/2015
0899 977Content Guru Ltd06/10/2010
0899 978Citrus Telecommunications Ltd09/03/2015
0899 979Citrus Telecommunications Ltd15/07/2014
0899 98BT20/04/1999
0899 99Communications Networking Services (UK)27/04/2000

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