Although 013 numbers are not technically free to call on any UK network you can avoid paying charges if you receive the use of inclusive minutes on your monthly mobile or landline tariff.
What are 013 numbers?
UK telephone numbers starting with 013 prefixes are part of the wider set of ‘local’ numbers which start with 01 and 02 digits. This means they are charged consistently across the country, thus you will pay exactly the same to call a Doncaster landline as phoning a home address in Eastbourne. Typically these charges consist of a per-minute rate as well as an access charge used to connect the call, however you can avoid paying these fees if your provider has given you the use of inclusive minutes on your monthly tariff agreement.
Current maximum 013 call charges on UK networks
- EE customers on a monthly mobile tariff currently have to pay 50p per minute as well as an access charge of 50p to phone 013 numbers if they have run out of inclusive minutes.
- Phoning 013 telephone numbers from an O2 pay monthly handset without the use of inclusive minutes will cost you 35p per minute plus a 35p access fee.
- Customers who hold a monthly mobile contract with Vodafone will pay 55p per minute plus a 55p access charge if they have run out of free minutes allocated on their deal.