Are 0344 Numbers Free To Call On Vodafone
When receiving your phone bill for the month, the last thing you want to see on there is additional charges. Especially charges from calling numbers that you thought were free. Unfortunately, this happens to a lot more of us than you think.
However, in order to stop this from happening, we have compiled this guide to share with you whether you are charged to call an 0344 number on Vodafone. Alongside some information about the charges, you will incur for calling premium numbers.
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What are 0344 numbers?
If you’ve received a call from a number starting in 0344 and you need to return the call, you may be wondering what are 0344 numbers? And are they charged a premium rate?
We are happy to advise 0344 numbers are not charged at a premium rate. In fact, 03, 0344, and 0345 are all standard fixed-rate numbers located within the UK.
The numbers with 03 tend to be used by businesses and organizations. This is because the 0344 numbers are non-geographical. Companies tend to use 03 numbers as they can be a cheaper alternative to more expensive 08 numbers. With many companies switching over from the prefix 0844 to 0344.
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Are 0344 numbers free to call on Vodafone?
0344 numbers are not free to call on Vodafone tariffs. However, they are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, which is a standard rate. This is the case with all telecoms networks in the UK. Including EE and O2.
This means you can call numbers starting in 0344 on Vodafone without incurring any additional charges on your bill.
If you run out of minutes on your Vodafone plan, then call an 0344 number. The rate per minute to call 0344 numbers is 55p.
What numbers are included in your Vodafone call allowance?
Vodafone offers the ability to phone UK mobiles as well as landlines starting in 01, 02, or 03 as part of a standard tariff. With no extra charges being applied for calling any of these prefixes.
Numbers such as 0800 and 0808 are free to call on your Vodafone plan.
How much does it cost to call premium numbers?
Regardless of whether you have minutes within your plan allowance, calling certain numbers known as premium-rate numbers will come with a cost outside of your bill.
Some premium-rate numbers start with 118, 084, 09, and 087. These numbers on Vodafone cost 55p per minute plus a service charge of 65p.
Although there are many premium-rate numbers, calling an 0344 number on Vodafone is not. The 0344 numbers are included within your minutes or talk time, therefore you do not need to worry about additional charges of these numbers.
For more information on numbers such as 0344 and 0345, you may find our post on EE numbers helpful.