0300 Numbers

0300 Numbers are reserved for government departments and public services, healthcare, charities and non-profit making organisations. They are used by the BBC, RSPCA and the DVLA among many others.

0300 numbers – the benefits of choosing Planet Numbers:

  • The ONLY 0300 service in the UK offering FREE incoming calls
  • Pay a fixed monthly cost – no incoming call charges or any other hidden fees
  • Makes budgeting simple and predictable
  • 0300 numbers available now from just £9.99 a month
  • Buy online for substantial discounts
  • Most residential and mobile calling plans include 0300 numbers: Callers pay no more than dialling an 01 or 02 landline number.
  • Give your callers an even better service by adding our automated call handling services

With a Planet Numbers 0300 number you don’t pay a penny to receive your calls

03 numbers have rapidly becoming the nation’s favourite non-geographic number option. Ofcom rules in place since 2007 require that callers pay no more to call 03 numbers than to call 01 and 02 numbers, and they’re included in most inclusive calling plans, they’re effectively free for your customer to call you on an 0300 number.

So wherever your clients are calling you from, with 0300 numbers it doesn’t cost them a penny.

And now, in a deal exclusive to Planet Numbers, when you choose any of our 0300 numbers, it won’t cost you a penny to receive your incoming 0300 calls either.

Planet Numbers 0300 Numbers: how they work

You simply choose which of your existing phone numbers you want your Planet Numbers 03 to be linked to. So when your customers call the 03 number, all their calls are instantly and automatically redirected to your selected ‘destination’ number. And, for maximum convenience and flexibility, you can change this number as often as you’d like to – absolutely free.

This means that, for example, if you move to new premises or you need your 0300 calls rerouted to another phone for a while (perhaps when you’re away from the office on business), your 0300 is unchanged and your clients are none the wiser.

Like 0800 and 0845 numbers, 0300 numbers are sometimes called ‘non-geographic numbers’ (or NGN for short) because their numbers don’t designate a particular town or area, unlike 0207 and 0208, for example.

You don’t need to buy additional kit or rent additional phone lines

Naturally, you can continue using the phone your 0300 number is linked to on exactly as you did previously – that’s for incoming and outgoing calls. All the call rerouting is done by Planet Numbers remotely (and automatically) so your normal phone service carries on uninterrupted.

For the same reason, this means that when choose a Planet Numbers 0300 number you never need to buy any additional phones or equipment or rent any additional lines from your telephone service provider.

Moving to new premises? Take your 0300 number with you

With a Planet Numbers 0300 number, when you move to a new office or new premises, you don’t have to reprint your promotional materials or amend your website to show a new phone number. This is because, with Planet Numbers 0300s, your 0300 number remains constant even though your actual geographic location may have changed dramatically – perhaps to the other end of the UK! To your customers, you’re still in the same place you always were.

Want to divert your 0300 calls to a mobile?

If you’re often away from your main premises, perhaps meeting with customers, clients and suppliers – particularly if you’re a small charity, you might like to pick up your 0300 calls on your mobile instead of on a landline.

Needless to say, your callers will have no idea they are calling a mobile and naturally they won’t pay the normal charges for doing so! When you choose a Planet Numbers 0300, you can divert your incoming calls to a mobile of your choice for just 9p a minute whenever you need to, either permanently or just every now and then.

Like to give your callers a more personal, professional welcome? Just add our automated call handling services

When times are economically challenging – like right now – it’s crucial to make sure you get the most from every one of your incoming sales calls. Planet Numbers’ automated call handling services are the simplest way to add a sophisticated but easy to manage range of ‘virtual switchboard’ services. You can add one of these amazingly clever packages onto your 0300 number from just £7 a month.

Automated greetings messages, out-of-hour rerouting to mobiles, call queuing and automatic voicemail to email are all great ways to make sure you never miss a vital incoming customer call. If your customer’s taken the trouble to call you, the least you can do is treat his call with the professionalism and courtesy you’d expect yourself.

All our call handling and ‘virtual receptionist’ add-ons can be simply managed from your Planet Numbers online dashboard.

Customers’ Call charges

Providing an 0300 number for your customers to call creates a professional and trustworthy appearance and, unlike 084 and 087 numbers, avoids the caller having to pay additional call charges. Most residential and mobile call plans have an inclusive allowance covering calls to 01, 02 and 03 numbers. Where there is no such allowance, calls cost no more than calling 01 and 02 numbers. This ensures your customers won’t be hit with unexpected bills each time they need your support.

Pick the Planet Numbers 0300 number that best meets your needs

Put simply, the more memorable the 0300 number is, the more expensive it is to buy (from our economy ‘Bronze’ range to our super-memorable ‘platinum range’). But naturally here at Planet Numbers we’ve always got a massive range of 0300 numbers to suit every budget. And don’t forget, whichever range your choose from, ALL YOUR INCOMING CALLS ARE COMPLETELY FREE.

Select a number from one of our ranges:

Choose your perfect number

To find out more about 0300 Numbers please complete the following or call free on 0800 0886 886 and speak with one of our friendly team.