0500 Call Costs

How much does it cost to call an 0500 number?

In the UK, 0500 is an old freephone number format that is due to be withdrawn by 3rd June 2017. Numbers starting 08085 are being made available as a replacement to companies still using the 0500 number. Calling an 0500 number is free if you are using a BT landline, a Virgin Landline, TalkTalk Landline or SKY. You will also be able to call them for free if you use a public payphone in the UK.

However 0500 numbers do not fall into the same category as 0800 and 0808 numbers when calling from a mobile phone, and calling an 0500 number from a mobile phone will result in being charged for the call, in some cases up to 55p per minute.