Remember when 0800 used to mean free?
The rise of the mobile phone has changed all that - every network can charge the 0800 number differently, meaning you could easily pay over 20p a minute for a "Freephone" call.
You'll need to make an 0800 call once in a while - possibly to a service provider like us - and when you do, you'd probably always like to know it's not going to cost you anything.
Well, this month's business tip is to download a free smartphone app that makes calling these numbers free from all mobile networks all the time. It's called 0800 Wizard:
Dial the Freephone number you want on the app's keypad and press the 'call' button.
Wizard will then connect your call using a local rate 01, 02 or 03 number - usually free on most mobile contracts and for Pay As You Go customers (but we do recommend checking this first).
When you're done with your call, all you need to do is hang up as normal.
If you need to ring the same Freephone number again, you'll need to make the call through the app
If not, simply search when you next have your phone to hand, download the wizard and start making 0800 calls for free.
David Pallant is a Content Producer at Make It Cheaper, which means he could be responsible for producing content for just about anything we need. Emails, blogs, posters and social media posts are just some of the ways that David has produced content for Make It Cheaper. Having spent five years working in the insurance industry, he knows how important it is to write clear and engaging messages that anyone can understand.You can email David at email@example.com
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