NTS - Number Translation Services

UK Business Numbers
The table below details the various types of non-geographic UK business numbers provided by ORB Telemedia, for mobile, international, and other number types, please select the appropriate page from the menu. For information on the applicable rebates, check our pricing information from the client zone menu.
03x Business Numbers
03 UK wide numbers allow organisations to have a single national (non-geographic - NGN) point of contact without consumers having to pay extra to call them. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and must count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls.

084x Business Numbers
These provide organisations to have non geographic points of contact and earn incoming rebate on the calls, advertising and usage of the numbers as a means of generating call income, must be in accordance with our terms and conditions.

0800 freephone numbers
These allow organisations and end users to pay for the incoming call without further charge to the consumer.

Why choose an 03xx number?
In December 2013, the enactment of the Consumer Rights Directive in UK began to force companies currently using 084 and 087 numbers for customer service, complaints, renewals and cancellations to change their number. Users of 084 and 087 numbers can move to the equivalent 034 or 037 number or to a new 01, 02, 030, 033 or 080 number. The deadline for compliance was June 2014 but many businesses and organisations have not yet switched. The Directive states that "callers must not pay more than the basic rate". This will restore one of the original rationales for NTS/NGNs - callers not being financially disadvantaged by calling NGNs compared to the cost of calling geographic numbers. This effectively means that the call cost for many users is encompassed within their talk plans.

Guidance from the UK Cabinet Office guidance was issued last December to all Whitehall ministries and agencies. It said: "It is inappropriate for callers to pay substantial charges for accessing core public services, particularly for vulnerable and low-income groups. Departments should first consider whether a non-geographic number is required and, if not, use a 01 or 02 prefix. Where a non-geographic number is needed, departments should treat the use of the 03 prefix as a default policy position for the provision of core public services."

Service

UK PSTN Routing
VoIP (SIP) Routing
International PSTN destination Routing
More Information.
Rebate or Routing
Route to Landline?
Route to Mobile?
Route via SIP? (free)
Route to Landline?

Route to Mobile?

Receive calls from abroad?
Rebate and costings can be found in our pricelists.
The links / notes below provide information to assist you with an informed choice.
End User Revenue share from incoming calls?
(instead of or minus cost of PSTN routing )

UK Business Numbers - with revenue share / rebate

0843908
Yes
some
free

Some

Some
Yes
2p ppm calls
Yes

0843913

Yes
most
Some

Some

Yes
4p ppm calls
Yes

0843989

Yes
most
Some

Some

Yes
5p ppm / ppc calls
Yes

0872705

Yes
most
most
most
Yes
6p ppm calls
Yes

0872796

Yes
most
most

most

Yes
7p ppm calls
Yes

0872728

Yes
most
Yes

most

Yes
8p ppm calls
Yes

0872780

Yes
most
Yes

most

Yes
9p ppm calls
Yes

0872704

Yes
most
Yes

most

Yes
10p ppm / ppc calls
Yes

UK Freephone Numbers

0800029

 freephone / toll free numbers are billed depending call origin
Yes
click here to read more about toll-free freephone numbers
No

UK Non-geographic NTS "Local" Numbers

0845157

No
No
free
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

UK Wide Non-geographic NTS "National" Numbers

 0333980

No
No
free
No
No
Yes
click here to read more about UK Wide 0330 numbers
No**

ORB Telemedia is an official Ofcom registered UK carrier, we can provide you UK numbers, for home, business even local government. Routing of numbers by ORB Telemedia is FREE via SIP, memorable numbers can be requested on demand, routing to landlines, mobiles, and international destinations is possible. Some numbers provide rebate for incoming calls, others like "freephone" need to be paid for.

UK Business Numbers
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