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No To 0870

Why is 0870 such a problem? because companies misuse it so much, and so badly. and it is not just 0870, some of the problems apply to 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845 and 0871 as well.

A lot of companies have ordinary national phone numbers (starting with 01 or 02), and a lot of phone companies let them be used either cheap or free under "inclusive calls" deals.

Here are some notable examples:

  1. To redirect a web enquiry to a call centre - usually because the website is barely usable, and stealing commision from affiliates
  2. For customer convenience - except they then hide the national rate number and it cost bt business local rate which is quite expensive

Visit saynoto0870.com to discover the direct lines for a lot of british companies.