0845 Non-Geographical Numbers

Stay connected with our inexpensive 0845 numbers

What are 0845 Numbers?

0845 numbers are non-geographic, local rate numbers. They are are ideal if you want customers to contribute something towards the cost of the call, but also want to offer an inexpensive way for them to get in touch. Many businesses use our virtual 0845 numbers because they are non-geographic which means, if you move, we can simply point the number to your new destination.

What is the cost of 0845 Numbers?

0845 phone numbers are made up of two components: an access charge and a service charge. The service charge will be up to 7p.

Why Choose 0845 Phone Numbers?

Because they’re non-geographic, they lend themselves to a wider audience rather than being restricted to a specific location.

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0845 Numbers FAQs

Unlike 01/02 numbers, 0845 numbers aren’t connected to a particular location, and instead give you a national presence. For example, if you received a call from an 0161 number, a quick Google search would reveal you were being called from Manchester. There’s no regional presence connected to this range, which provides the owner of the number with some flexibility. It’s easy to redirect calls to a landline or mobile device and makes moving offices incredibly easy as there’s no need to update your number.

Because 0845 phone numbers are usually charged slightly more than geographical (01/02) numbers, they tend to be used by services with longer hold times. These can include: 

  • Information services
  • Ticketing lines
  • Travel booking lines
  • Conference dial-in services
  • Pre-sales information

The cost is made up of two components; the access charge and the service charge. The service charge varies and is set by the organisation, but has a cap of 5.8333 pence per minute (excluding VAT). The access fee will also fluctuate depending on the provider of the person who is making the call. Access charges are likely to increase if the consumer is using their mobile.

A lot of numbers are sold through third parties who purchase them directly from registered providers. In order to make money from the number, they’re likely to sell it on for a premium and - as a result - you’ll be out of pocket. Telecom2 is a registered provider so you’re cutting out the middleman when you purchase numbers from us and, as a result, you’ll get the best deal when it comes to cost as well as access to great features, customer service and the option of utilising our in-house VoIP system.

Due to the non-geographic nature of an 0845 telephone number, it gives your business a national and professional presence. One of the main benefits is the fact the number range can be used as a revenue stream for your organisation, while also not having the high consumer costs of a premium number.

Yes, there are a couple of laws around the usage of these numbers. The service charge cannot be more than 5.8333 pence per minute (excluding VAT), and the number range may not be used for customer service lines.

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