FAQ

saynoto1890_slider_1_faqWhat is a 1890 number?

A 1890 number is known as a LoCall number. It was devised to allow customers call businesses from all over the country, but for a flat local rate. So, you could call a business around the corner for the same cost as calling a business on the other side of the country.

This was originally devised before there was major competition in the telephone market in Ireland. Now, with the advent of more than just Eircom in the home landline market, and with more than just Eircell in the mobile market, call costs to 1890 numbers can vary widely – from 5c per minute (the original target price) to 31c per minute on some mobiles.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 1890 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

What is a 1850 number?

A 1850 number is known as a CallSave number. It was devised to allow customers call businesses from all over the country, but for a flat rate no matter how long you’re on the phone to them. So, you could call a business around the corner or on the other side of the country for 1 minute or 31 minutes, all for the same cost.

This was originally devised before there was major competition in the telephone market in Ireland. Now, with the advent of more than just Eircom in the home landline market, and with more than just Eircell in the mobile market, call costs to 1850 numbers can vary widely – from 5c to 31c per call.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 1850 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

What is a 0818 number?

A 0818 number is known as a National Call number. This type of phone number was devised to allow businesses charge an extra small premium above the regular cost of the call.

Therefore, any companies that provide this type of phone number as a contact point are actually making money from their customers calling them.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 0818 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

What is an 076 number?

076 is the prefix used for calling VOIP phones. VOIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol is effectively making telephone calls over the internet. You don’t have to be on the internet yourself when you’re calling a VOIP 076 number – you can call from any regular landline or mobile phone.

Click here to read more about 076 numbers and how much they might cost you when calling from a mobile.

Are 1890 numbers free?

No, calls to 1890 numbers are not free. 1890 numbers can cost you from 5c to 31c per minute depending on whether you’re calling from a landline or a mobile.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 1890 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

Are 1850 numbers free?

No, calls to 1850 numbers are not free. 1850 numbers can cost you from 5c to 31c per call depending on whether you’re calling from a landline or a mobile.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 1850 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

Are 0818 numbers free?

No, calls to 0818 numbers are not free. 0818 numbers can cost you from 5c to 50c per minute depending on whether you’re calling from a landline or a mobile.

Click here to see what the cost of calling 0818 numbers from most phone (landline and mobile) companies in Ireland.

Are 076 numbers free?

No, calls to 076 numbers are not free. 076 numbers can cost you from 5c to 50c per minute depending on whether you’re calling from a landline or a mobile.

Click here to read more about 076 numbers and how much they might cost you when calling from a mobile.

Are 1800 numbers free?

Yes, mostly – but this will ultimately depend on your phone service provider. Most will provide 1800 calls for free, but some unscrupulous operators will charge you.

Remember also, some companies will provide a 1800 number, but if you call from a mobile, they’ll force you to redial, but on a 1890 or 1850 number instead.

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