Avoid expensive phone numbers (087, 084) and find 0800 or geographic rate number equivalent

Often companies or call centres will advertise monetised phone numbers for you to call, which can cost a lot especially if they end up leaving you on hold for long periods of time.

http://www.saynoto0870.com/ is a great site for searching expensive numbers and finding cheaper geographic rate (01, 02, 03) numbers or free 0800 numbers that are equivalent to the more expensive number you want to call.

You can search the site with either the 087/084 number you have been given that you want to avoid calling, or if that doesn't return anything searching the business or organisation by name instead can usually return some numbers.

Sometimes you might find an alternative number for the right business/organisation but it isn't for correct department. You can often ring it anyway and once you get through to a human you can usually ask to be transferred to the department you want, and you'll still only pay the rate of the number you initially dialled.

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