Are 014 numbers free to call?

Inclusive minutes on your landline or mobile contract can be used to phone 014 numbers for free, otherwise you will have to pay a per-minute rate as well as an access charge according to your provider’s terms.

What are 014 numbers?

UK telephone numbers starting with 014 prefixes are designated to home business addresses in several localities throughout the country, hence they are often referred to as ‘area code’ numbers. These are charged at a standardised rate throughout the UK and inclusive minutes on your tariff can be used instead of the usual charges, however you will lose these minutes from your balance unlike true ‘freephone’ numbers.

Maximum UK provider call costs for phoning 014 numbers (excluding free minutes)

  • EE: 50p per minute plus 50p access fee (monthly mobile contract)
  • O2: 35p per minute plus 35p access fee (monthly mobile contract)
  • Vodafone: 55p per minute plus 55p access fee (monthly mobile contract)