Irish and UK Non-Geographic Telephone Numbers
The suitability of whether you use 1800, 1850, 1890 or 0818 numbers depends very much upon your business needs; 1800 Free phone – all inbound calls are free for the caller when the call is made from within Ireland, 1850 Callsave – all inbound callers pay a flat-rate €0.06 for the call regardless of its duration, 1890 Lo-call – a local rate call regardless of where the call is from within Ireland.
Free phone numbers and local rate numbers will generate more calls from prospective clients. It also has the added advantage of giving the impression that you are a large, professional and well established company.
Purchasing 1800 and 1890 numbers with Kendlebell provides another cost effective solution for your business needs. Our charges are significantly lower than those of Eircom. Provision of the service only takes 24 hours.
1800 – Freephone
1800 numbers allow the callers to contact companies free of charge from anywhere in Ireland (including mobiles). It’s a well-known fact using a freephone number will increase the enquiries your advertising produces – people like something that’s free – given a choice between two adverts offering the same sort of thing – you’d ring the one with the Freephone number first.
- More than 80% of people know that 1800 numbers cost nothing to call
- Freephone numbers give you a competitive marketing edge
1850 – Callsave
1850 numbers allow callers to contact companies at a fixed rate per call, you then pay the balance of the call on a per second basis. Customers calling from a standard Eircom telephone will only pay 6.66c fixed charge no matter where they call from within Ireland, regardless of the time that they spend on the phone (calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more). You just pick up the balance of the cost of the call.
- Ideal for promoting customer loyalty
- Fixed cost to the caller regardless of their time on the call
1890 – LoCall
1890 numbers allow the caller to contact your company for the price of a local call, regardless of where they or you are located and you pay the balance of the call. Callers dialling from a standard Eircom telephone line will pay 5.17c day time & 1.32c evening / weekends per minute while you pay the balance (calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more). Unlike 1850, callers will pay the local rate for the duration of the call, for example a 5 minute call to you will cost your customer 25.85c (assuming the call is from an Eircom line during the day)
- Advertising a 1890 number gives your business a “local feel” whilst still maintaining a national presence
- Conveys a professional “Big” business image
0818 – National
The 0818 numbers enable people to call you from anywhere in Ireland for the price of a national rate call (before any discounts), and you don’t pay to receive the calls. Customers calling from standard Eircom telephone will pay 5.19c/min day time and 1.33c/min evening & weekend time no matter where they call from within Ireland (calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more). This gives your business nationwide coverage without the need to invest in local branches.
- Ideal for Service / Information calls as the caller pays for the call
- No Charges for your calls (land line delivery)