0870 Telephone numbers.

0845 0844 etc are the same as well - I know they are at local rates but both my home phone and mobile packages give me free phone calls to 01 02 & 07 numbers. It really pisses me off I have to pay on top of this.

Just in case you didnt know, many companies who provide the phone answering software and packages (ie if you require this dept press 1) provide the equpiment free of charge if you take a 0845 0870 etc number as they get the revenue from the incoming calls !!

No surprise more and more companies and government authorities use them is it !!
I think the numbers are changing soon, if you use a number that charges it will be changing to 0900 or something very similar shortly so that may help with the confusion.