03 phone numbers are non-grographical and non-revenue sharing UK-wide phone numbers with call charges identical to traditional geographical 01 and 02 phone numbers.
Basically 03 phone numbers combine all the advantages of non-geographical numbers with the added advantage of keeping costs as low as possible for callers and have to be included by all phone suppliers into their lo-cost discounted / bundled airtime packages.
Businesses can benefit from using 03 phone numbers and customers also benefit from the low / bundled call rates. 03 numbers allow organisations to have national points of contact without consumers having to pay extra to call them.
03 Phone Number Ranges and Eligibility
03tele.com can supply the full range of 03 phone numbers that Ofcom have allocated as tabled below.
|Number Range||For use by:|
|0300||Public services and other not-for-profit organisations|
|0303||Public services and other not-for-profit organisations|
|0306||Public services and other not-for-profit organisations|
|0330||Any business, organisation or end user|
|0333||Any business, organisation or end user|
|034x||Specific users currently using the equivalent 084x|
|037x||Specific users currently using the equivalent 087x|
In general any business can apply to 03tele.com for an 0330 or 0333 phone number.
Ofcom has decided to dedicate the whole of the 030 sub-range to public services and other not-for-profit organisations, following recent indications of significant demand for numbers by several large public bodies. Ofcom expects early take-up of 03 by some public sector bodies (thereby helping to market the new range).
The only instances where 034 and 037 numbers may be adopted or otherwise used is when a customer is migrating from a matching 084 or 087 number and as Ofcom wishes to keep the migration path open for future users of 084 and 087 numbers for the time being there will be no time limit on when end users can migrate to the equivalent 034 and 037 numbers.
To find out how 03 phone numbers can help your business see our Marketing Ideas Guide.
Phone 03tele.com today on 03336660330 to buy your own 03 phone numbers.