No, unfortunately 0371 numbers are not free to call from any EE landline or mobile device as they are charged at standard UK local rates (which are identical for 01 and 02 numbers).
However these numbers are also compatible with any inclusive minutes that are offered for free on your EE tariff, meaning you can essentially phone 0371 numbers for free by using these minutes instead of paying the standard charges.
Breakdown of EE call costs for 0371 numbers
Normally when calling an 0371 number from an EE phone you will pay an access charge to connect the call as well as a per-minute rate, so remember to keep calls at short as possible for minimal costs. However as we stated above, if your EE landline or mobile tariff includes free minutes you may use these to call all 01, 02 and 03 numbers (including 0371 helplines) for no additional charge.
So which numbers can I call for free?
Currently only 0800 and 0808 freephone numbers are free to call from any landline or mobile handset, moreover these won’t even use up your inclusive minutes allowances from EE, so be sure to check first if there is a freephone alternative to calling 0371 numbers (and what better place to do that than right here on Freephone UK!).