First of all, a very big thank you to the many hundreds of people who contact me through this website providing geographic alternatives that they’d found or were already using. In the last couple of weeks, I think I’ve updated and added nearly 300 numbers on the site.
That means, as of today, this website now provides geographic alternative numbers, allowing people save money on their mobile phone calls, broken down as follows:
- 390 geographic alternative numbers available for 1890 numbers
- 130 geographic alternative numbers available for 1850 numbers
- 120 geographic alternative available for 0818 numbers
New Alternatives for 1800 and 076 Numbers
Based on feedback received from a number of people using the site, it seems like it would be of benefit to start tracking geographic alternatives for 076 numbers (internet phone numbers of which more soon) and 1800 numbers.
With that in mind, there are now about 15 geographic alternatives for 076 numbers, and approximately 30 alternatives for 1800 numbers.
The 1800 number issues is interesting as these numbers are supposed to be free, but I’ve been told by a few people that their particular mobile phone deal actually BLOCKS calls to 1800 numbers. (If you’ve found that, please let me know more below). I’ll come back to this issue later as well.
TINA – There Is No (Geographic) Alternative
Most people using this site will be familiar with the one or two companies (SKY in particular) who will do anything possible to ensure that no one every finds a geographic alternative to their 0818 numbers. In total, since the website started, there are the following stats on where no geographic alternative has yet to be found:
- 0818 – 30 numbers with no geographic alternatives
- 1890 – 40 numbers with no geographic alternatives
- 1850 – 10 numbers with no geographic alternatives
- 1800 – 1 number with no geographic alternative
Thank you, and Please Share
Thank you again to the hundreds of you who are passing on your geographic alternatives all the time – it’s very much appreciated, and it’s of benefit obviously to everyone using the website. And thank you to the thousands of you using the site, and saving money, every week.
To try to make the site even more useful, it would be great if you could share this site with your friends, family and colleagues. The Facebook page for the site is here, and there’s a Twitter account here, if that helps.