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0800 numbers are now free to call from a mobile phone but businesses will pick up the cost

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As of the 1 July 2015 all calls from consumers to 0800, 0808 and 116 numbers (Freephone numbers) will be free to call from mobile phones as is the case with land lines. But calls from business mobiles will still be charged.

As a result businesses that offer Freephone numbers will have to pick up the cost. The company that provides a business with a Freephone number should confirm with that business the cost of accepting calls from consumer mobiles.

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