It might be a surprise to many but its typically not free to call a 0800, 0808, or 0500 number from a a mobile phone. However from any standard UK landline you dont pay for the call, the recipient pays the bill. This is where Savvy Caller becomes your Number Buster!

Savvy Caller Supports 0800 Buster

This is a free service and works really well – give it a try,

If you want to use the 0800 Buster Service to call a 0800 number free from a mobile then follow these 3 simple steps:

• Dial 0333 555 8800 (these calls cost the same as a call to any normal landline number and are included in your free minutes)

• Enter the 0800, 0808, or 0500 number you want to phone

• Press # to start the call

What does it normally cost?

As you can see from the table below, when you call a 0800 number from you mobile phone you could be paying up to 40p/min for the call. Just to make it even more frustrating, calls to these numbers aren’t normally included within any “free minutes allowance”.

The table below shows all the major UK mobile phone operators and their standard call charges for customers calling any 0800, 0808, and 0500 numbers. We’ve shown call costs for both pay as you go (PAYG) tariffs along with contract phones:

Cost of calling freephone numbers from a mobile/per min
T-Mobile Orange O2 Vodafone Three GiffGaff
Up to 40p
Up to 20p
Up to 15.3p
Up to 35p

There is a company called “0800Buster” who offer a workaround solution however the same can be achieved by searching on Savvy Caller and finding the localised phone number. Calling the equivilent number starting with 01, 02 or 03 will be included in your free minutes allowance so will cost the same to call as 0800Buster which essentially just allows you to call a landline number and patch through to the freephone number.