0818 is a national number range and is also classed as a Non-Geographic Number (NGN). These numbers are used by businesses to create a nationwide appearance, removing the need for area codes (01 for Dublin or 061 for Limerick).
Are 0818 numbers free?
No, 0818 numbers are not free. They will be included in free minutes or call bundles.
Calling an 0818 will incur a regular landline cost, depending on your mobile or landline provider’s rates. Recent changes by ComReg decided that the cost of calling these numbers must be the same as calling any other landline.
How much do 0818 numbers cost to call?
Since December 2019, this type of number is now included in free call bundles. If you receive minutes on your mobile contract or free calls on your landline contract, 0818 calls will now be included in these bundles.
If you have no free minutes or calls, you will be charged for a standard landline call by your provider.
How much do 0818 numbers cost to own?
You will pay a setup charge and a monthly rental charge to associate it with your business. People phoning the number will then be charged per minute, for any call received on the number.
Different operators will have a variety of pricing structures.
At in2tel, we have three charges associated with a national number.
- Setup cost
- Monthly rental charge
- Call charges (caller pays)
Will 0818 numbers stay with ComReg’s changes?
From January 2022, ComReg is reducing non-geographic numbers to two ranges.
- 1800 Freephone/toll-free numbers
- 0818 National numbers
The following ranges will be withdrawn:
- 1850 Call Save numbers
- 1890 Lo-Call numbers
- 076 VoIP numbers
For additional information on Irish phone number ranges, please find the following articles:
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