0871 numbers allow your business to earn money from every call received on the 0871 number. It is advisable that notices are made to your customers about the rates, while also noting that this is not a premium rate number, it is a higher priced number to call.
0871 numbers cost up to 13p per minute to call, plus an access charge, set by the callers provider.
Most of our customers use 0871 numbers for technical support lines or lines that they want to discourage callers (due to the cost to call). Rebates of up to 5.5p per minute are available on 0871 numbers and this is paid on a monthly basis by BACS or cheque. Please note that the 0871 number that you purchase must be registered with PhonePayPlus (the UK regulator for premium rate numbers) and advertising the number must conform to their standards.
If you have any call queuing on the 0871 number then you must inform the customer of the average waiting time (we can set this recording up for you).
Advertising 087x numbers now requires you to make it clear to your customers about the cost to call (as of 1st July, 2015).
We will make you aware of your 'cost to call' on order completion, but if you have an existing number with us and don't know your 'cost to call', please call us on 0207 760 7600.
Example Message: "Calls will cost up to 13 pence per minute, plus your phone company's access charge."
Your 0871 number should be live in minutes if your payment has cleared successfully.
Most countries will route the call to your 0871 number but it is not guaranteed. There is no official list of countries that will route calls back to a UK 0871 number. If you are looking to advertise a phone number abroad please call us on 0207 760 7600 and we will be able to advise you of your best option.
Memorable 0871 numbers are like gold dust. It is similar to the DVLA and car registrations. Companies need memorable 0871 numbers to either allow them to stand out from their competition or to place into radio and TV adverts. The memorable number allows the consumer to remember the number during a very short advert. As numbers are running out, the price starts to climb.
Yes. The 0871 number will sit on top of your existing phone number. People will still be able to call your landline or mobile and the 0871 number will not interfere with any existing service that you have.
No, but you can speak to your existing phone line provider about adding a service called CLIP (Calling Line Identity Presentation) to your existing landline. This will allow you to call out and present your 0871 number as your phone number.
We can take most credit cards (including American Express), PayPal, Direct Debit, BACS and Cheque.
Yes. We have an online portal that will allow you to manage where your 0871 number is pointed to. The online portal costs a little extra, but it is packed with additional benefits. Please see our additional services page.
If you have any questions regarding our 0871 number service please feel free to contact us. We can be called on 0207 760 7600, you can SKYPE US or use our online live chat.
Memorable 0871 numbers are mainly used by companies who wish to generate an income from people calling them. It is used mainly for support lines, after sales, technical assistance fax to email and many other applications.