0843 and 0844 Numbers

Planet Numbers 0844 and 0843 numbers – calls are still completely FREE to receive:

  • Incoming 0844 and 0843 calls are completely FREE for you receive
  • Divert your incoming calls to a mobile FREE
  • FREE voicemail ensures you never miss a vital call
  • FREE time-of-day routing makes it simple to redirect incoming calls to a different number automatically
  • Exclusive Planet Numbers Online Dashboard makes managing your numbers incredibly easy
  • Your customers pay 7p a minute to call (24/7) – including calls from a mobile – plus their phone operator’s access charge
  • Massive range of 0844 and 0843 numbers to pick from, for every size of business

Planet Numbers 0844 and 0843 numbers: how they operate

0844 and 0843 numbers are identical in the way they operate and the way they’re charged. They’re sometimes called ‘non-geographic numbers’ (or NGN for short) because their numbers don’t designate a particular town or area, unlike an 0208 number, for example.

You simply choose which of your existing phone numbers you want your Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 to be linked to. So when your customers call this 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 – using your online ‘dashboard’ – absolutely free. For example, when you’re away on business your Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 can simply be redirected to a new number and your clients are none the wiser.

Free time-of-day routing

For even greater flexibility, you can automate this re-routing facility. So, for example, you could set up your 0844 or 0843 numbers to automatically switch to a different number at a certain time of day. Naturally you can change or cancel the redirection as often as you want from your online dashboard.

Free divert-to-mobile & free voicemail

You can also divert your Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 to a mobile at no extra cost. So you could advertise your business with an 0844 and take all the calls on your mobile. (Needless to say, your callers will have no idea they’re calling a mobile and naturally they won’t pay the normal charges for doing so.) The Planet Numbers free voicemail service simply records your callers’ message and emails it to your computer or smartphone as a wav soundfile.

Fantastically flexible!

Free divert-to-mobile, free voicemail and free automatic time-of-day routing in combination mean you could take your 0844/3 calls on your mobile during working hours, for example, then redirect them automatically to our the voicemail service after a certain time of day – if you didn’t want to take business calls on your mobile after 5pm, for example.

What customers pay to call your 0844s and 0843s

From July 1st, Ofcom is introducing new rules for companies offering their customers 084 numbers as the way to contact them. It’s designed to make the cost of using them clearer to consumers.

Essentially, they’re splitting the cost of these calls into two parts: firstly, the advertised per minute charge that your customers pay for the calls – 7p in the case of a Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843.

The second part is their phone network’s per minute access charge that your customers pay to eg BT or EE etc.

These access charges from the networks vary wildly and are different for landlines and mobiles: see here for the latest rates

Remember, there is still absolutely no cost to you to receive these calls, including calls to a mobile.

How to advertise your 0844 or 0843 number

Naturally, it’s not up to you to tell your customers what all these new access charges might be! So In practice, the new rules simply mean you have to clearly state the first part of the call’s cost right by the number, anywhere you advertise it – websites, advertising, packaging, vehicles and so on – in a certain way…

The suggested wording you could use for a Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 would therefore be:

Calls cost just 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

You might want to add something along the lines of “Contact your phone company if you don’t know their access charge” although this isn’t compulsory.

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

Naturally, you can continue using the phone your Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 number is linked to exactly as you did previously—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, you never need to buy any additional phones or equipment or rent any additional lines from your telephone service provider.

Control your phone numbers online – it’s incredibly easy

With your online dashboard it’s incredibly easy to control your Planet Numbers 0844/0843 numbers The Planet Numbers online dashboard makes managing the day-to-day operations of your 0844/0843 numbers a piece of cake. So, for example, say you needed to reroute all your incoming 0844 calls to voicemail during the weekend: a couple of clicks on the online dashboard and you’re done! Want to redirect your 0844 calls to your head office while you’re there on business? Want to take calls on your mobile automatically after 6pm, say? No problem. It really is that simple.

Moving to new premises? Take your 0844/0843 with you!

With a Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843, 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 our 0844s, your 0844 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 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 extra range of ‘virtual switchboard’ services. You can add one of these amazingly clever packages onto your numbers from just £7 a month.

Automated greetings messages, call queuing and call recording, for example, are all great ways to give your customers the service they expect. 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.

Fax to Email 0844/0843 Numbers

Do you still receive faxes from time to time? An additional 0844/3 number set up on your fax line means all your incoming faxes are sent directly to your computer’s email inbox as super-clear PDF files. Get rid of that messy old fax machine for good! Click here for full details of our fax to email service.

Pick the Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 number that best meets your business needs

Our 0844 and 0843 numbers start from FREE connection, plus a small monthly service charge. To find the Planet Numbers 0844 or 0843 number that best meets your current business needs and matches your budget, click on one of the links below. We’ve always got a massive range of 0844 and 0843 numbers to pick from.

Select a number from one of our ranges:

Choose from these add-ons:

Welcome Greeting

Every incoming call is welcomed with a friendly and helpful personal message

Call Recording

No more scrabbling for a pen and paper - record any incoming call when you need to

Call Queuing

Let your customers know you'll be with them shortly

Call Centre Handling Package

The easiest way to get an effective in-house 'call centre' without having to buy new equipment or hire new staff

Simultaneous Call Handling

Handle a number of calls at once during busy times

Online Call Data Reports

It's never been more important to know where your business is coming from - data reports show you instantly

Multiple Destination Routing

This lets you control precisely how your calls are redirected to different destination numbers - so you could send half to one number and 25% each to two others, for example

Choose your perfect number

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