Re: VM treat 0845 same as 0870
HMRC have replaced there 08453 numbers with new 03 numbers. DWP 0800 numbers are now free to call from mobiles and i've been told they are going to do the same as HMRC eventually with there 0845 numbers which they currently use for Jobcentre plus services including Social fund enquiries. Sky,O2,Citizens Advice,Transport for London,littlewoods,Arriva,Barclaycard are just some of the companies using 0843/0844 numbers for the main point of contact. Virgin Holidays,National Express,Diamond insurance,payday UK,JD Williams catalogue and home shopping are some that use 0871 numbers. I will tell you something, T-Mobile are getting cheeky with the pay as you go prices for calling 0800 numbers, they are meant to be free, you'd expect them to be cheaper than calling another mobile network at least but they like to charge up to a whopping 40p per minute for a not so free freephone number.