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Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers

Improving consumer confidence in 03, 08, 09, 118 and other non-geographic numbers

Consultation published 16|12|10

Due to the number of requests from stakeholders we are extending the consultation until the end of March

Consultation Document

Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers  PDF Document  (4378 kB)

Full print version

Consultation Annexes & Associated Documents

Feasibility of tariff information and billing measures for non-geographic calls  PDF Document  (874 kB)

A report for Ofcom by Analysys Mason

The use of non-geographic numbers by service providers  PDF Document  (946 kB)

A report for Ofcom by Analysys Mason

Non-geographic numbers Consumer Omnibus Survey  PDF Document  (134 kB)

Published 16|12|11

Non Geographic Call Service Review research 2010  PDF Document  (284 kB)

This report and data tables are revised from the set published in October 2010.

The flow of funds in the market for non-geographic calls  PDF Document  (872 kB)

A report for Ofcom by Analysys Mason

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Consultation is now closed

Consultation Dates

Start date: 16 December 2010
End date: 31 March 2011

Publication Type


Updated information

UK Calling
Changes in call costs to numbers which start 08, 09 or 118

Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Revised guidance
Statement published 16|10|14

Non-Geographic Call Services
Overview of policy

Telephone call charges to be made simpler
News release 12|12|13

Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Final statement
Statement published 12|12|13

Simplifying non-geographic numbers
Consultation published 15|04|13

Simplifying Non-geographic Numbers - Detailed proposals on the unbundled tariff and Freephone
Consultation published 04|04|12

Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers
Consultation published 16|12|10