UK telephone numbers starting with an 0208 prefix are only free to call if you have inclusive minutes loaded onto your landline or mobile tariff, otherwise you will be charged at the standard local rates outlined by your provider.
Standard 0208 call costs
As mentioned you can call 0208 telephone numbers for free if you have inclusive minutes remaining on your mobile tariff or you recieve free calls as part of your landline deal. However if you have run out of these minutes you can expect to pay an access charge used to connect the call plus a per-minute rate, meaning the call will be more expensive according to the duration it lasts for.
Cost of calling 0208 numbers by mobile network (pay as you go)
- Cost of phoning 0208 numbers on EE pay as you go: a 44p access charge applies to these calls followed by a per-minute rate of 30p.
- O2 Pay & Go local call rates: calling 0208 numbers on O2 will currently cost you 30p per minute plus a 30p access charge.
- Vodafone call charges for 0208 numbers: if you are on a Vodafone pay as you go tariff you can currently expect to pay an access fee of 30p plus a rate of 30p per minute thereafter.