Purchase An 03 Number
This is a new number range intended to replace 0870 non-geographic numbers.
These numbers cost the same to call as normal geographic numbers (those starting 01 and 02). They're also included in minutes packages or other bundle deals just like 01 and 02 numbers.
Important: 033 are for use by ordinary businesses and individuals. If you are a charity or other not for profit organisation like the BBC or a doctor's surgery, you should use 030 numbers.
We recommend 03 numbers as an excellent alternative to 08 numbers (with the exception of 0800 which fulfill a different purpose).
What Is A 03 Non Geographic Number
Ofcom has recently introduced 03 numbers as an alternative to the much hated 0870 and 0871 number ranges.
The new 03 numbers, like all 08 numbers, are 'UK-wide' as they are not limited to a particular local area like 01 and 02 numbers.
Calls to these numbers cost the same as calls to ordinary geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) and are included in contract mobile phone calling plans.
There are several 03 number ranges available but we've simplified it to just two
033 - These numbers can be used by anyone
030 - These numbers are for use by charities, public bodies and not for profit organisations only.
Ofcom have provided a guidance note on who may use 030 numbers.
03 numbers cost £1.99 per month. If you'd like one you can find them on the UK Non Geographic Numbers - 033 page in the Control Panel.
Our own 03 number is: 0330 088 5555
You can try our service for FREE - without risk or commitment. Firstly, we'll give you a free number so that people can call you from ordinary telephones.