1st July and Ofcoms New Legislations

Non-Geographic numbers. Why choose an 03 rather than 08? What are Non-Geographic Numbers? Before exploring the benefits of an 03 telephone number it is sensible to outline what a non-geographic number actually is. Quite simply, a non-geographic or NGN number provides businesses and organisations with a national presence. Unlike local phone numbers, NGNs such the 03 range do not tie you to any one specific location – creating a UK-wide, high-profile status in an instant. Of course, there are plenty of other advantages attached to both advertising a non-geographic number and indeed calling one. From the setting up of dedicated customer service lines to running that all-important marketing campaign. However, before we go any further hold this thought. Calling an 03 number costs no more than the price of a local 01 or 02 number. So, that’s a national presence for you and inexpensive phone calls for your customers – everyone’s happy. A little more about 03 numbers Along with their counterpart numbers of 08, the 03 range of prefixes offer a variety of uses, for example 0300s which are dedicated especially for the non-for-profit sector through to the 0345 which can be used independently or in conjunction with their 0845 equivalent – a cost-effective way to circulate those marketing campaigns or second point of contact. 1st July Ofcom Legislation If you were undecided whether to choose an 03 or 08 number before, then the 1st July legislation released by the market regulator Ofcom may help you to make up your mind. Are you aware that from 1st July 2015 all organisations using a service number beginning 08, 09...