UK telephone numbers which are prefixed by 0344 codes are only free to call if you have inclusive minutes remaining on your landline or mobile balance. Alternatively you will be charged at the same rate that applies to local calls.
What are 0344 numbers?
0344 telephone numbers are national UK helplines used by a wide variety of charitable organisations, private companies and government organisations. By law they are charged at identical rates as local numbers (01 and 02 prefixes) therefore you can call them for free provided that you have inclusive minutes remaining on your landline or mobile balance. If you have run out of these minutes or you do not receive them as part of your tariff you will be charged a per-minute rate alongside a connection fee as stipulated by your provider (further information is provided below).
Network-specific call charges for 0344 numbers
- EE: Customers with the largest mobile network in the United Kingdom can peruse our details of 0344 call charges on EE to ascertain how much it will cost to phone these helplines.
- O2: View our detailed information on how much it costs to call 0344 numbers on O2 for specific charges that apply to their range of contract and Pay&Go tariffs.
- Vodafone: All customers can visit our dedicated FAQs page for the cost of calling 0344 numbers on Vodafone.