You may notice that we have recently ditched our 0845 number in favour of a geographic 01457 number (01457 851111). The reason for the change is primarily that 0845 numbers are increasingly being perceived as premium rate and are charged outside bundled minutes when called from a mobile. For this reason we believe that they have had their day, and thus have taken the decision to stop using them. Although there are new non geographic numbers (eg 0844…) that are included in mobile bundles, we believe that the confusion over what is and isn’t a premium rate number means that for the time being, their benefit from a marketing perspective is less than clear. Our New Numbers are: 01457 851111 – Replaces 0845 050 1023 as our main number 01457 851112 – Replaces 0845 050 1262 as our fax number If you too are getting tired of 08…. numbers, you might find this site useful:
The site lists the standard geographic number alternatives to the 08…. numbers for many bigger companies.