0871 and 0872 numbers are classed as premium rate numbers and can cost callers up to ten pence per minute plus network extras.
If you hold a 0871 or 0872 number then you must ensure that callers are aware of the charge to dial this number. The price must be displayed on all literature that contains your number, and must be clear and displayed close to the number and not hidden.
All 0871 and 0872 numbers must be registered with PhonePayPlus, the UK regulator for premium rate numbers.
· Create a national presence for your company. Having a non-geographic number means that your business isn’t restricted to any one locality, and can encourage callers from across the UK to contact you. Non-geographics are highly advisable if you are offering a national service.
· Direct the call anywhere in the world. Calls made to non-geos can be routed to any landline or mobile number, allowing you to take business calls from home, other offices, on your commute – anywhere.
· Make your company look like a large, established firm, whatever your size. 08 numbers give an air of professionalism to any business, and customers are more likely to call what looks like a reputable company.
· A great way to generate quality sales leads from genuine customers. Due to their premium charges, all calls made to an 0871/0872 number are likely to be valid enquiries.