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Call costs to 056 VoIP numbers

I’m just relooking at the various Voice Over IP (VoIP) services on offer and I’ve found quite a number offering 056 numbers. Telephone numbers starting 056 are officially classed by Ofcom as “Location Independent Electronic Communications Service” (in the Ofcom National Telephone Numbering Plan) and have been allocated by Ofcom since September 2004 (so they aren’t exactly new!) and are mainly used for VoIP. However, trying to find out how much it costs to actually call these numbers is quite difficult – here’s a list of the call charges I’ve found for UK 056 VoIP numbers: and they vary quite a bit (and sometimes, it’s very difficult to find out how much they actually cost to call from the different telephone networks): Where the tariff/plan may alter the call costs, I’ve included details: BT: Call band “g21” (the same band as 03 numbers). 4.784p per minute daytime/1.955p per minute evening/1.150p per minute weekend o2 iPhone 35 Pay Month: 20p per minute at all times (found via telephone customer services: they had to call back!) Orange: Pricing unavailable (live chat) Virgin Media Land Lines: Call band PG21. 7.82p connection fee and 4.79p per minute daytime/1.96p evening Price guide T-Mobile (Combi plan):…

Techy: Mobile Phone Coverage Maps

Thinking about a recent comment I made on Utterly Boring, I thought I’d list the major UK mobile telephone (cell phone) providers coverage maps so if anybody is looking at purchasing a new mobile phone, they can see how good the signal receiption is in their area: O2 (formerly BT Cellnet). Owned by Telefonica. Also provides services to the Tesco Mobile MVNO network Orange. Owned by France Telecom T-Mobile (formerly 121). Owned by Deutsche Telekom. Also provides services to the Virgin Mobile MVNO network and Carphone Warehouse MobileWorld MVNO Vodafone Three. Owned by Hutchison Whampoa.