Area Code 03 - Information and activity

UK Wide numbers are non-geographic which means that they are not linked to any specific location in the United Kingdom. The main characteristic about UK Wide numbers is the fact that they are charged at geographic rates.

Many organisations use them instead of business rate numbers because they are cheaper. This is why most of the companies have a phone number starting with 03 instead of 08.

How much does it cost to call a UK-Wide number?

Calls to UK Wide phone numbers (03 area code) are charged the same price as Geographic numbers:

  • If you call from a landline there is a set-up fee of 23p and then 16p per minute.
  • If you call from a mobile, the set-up fee depends on your phone company, and then between 3p and 65p per minute. However, calls to UK Wide numbers are often included in free call packages.

Spam activity for Area Code 03

Total reports for spam phone numbers found in UK Wide 37372

Last dangerous phone numbers detected in UK Wide

  • Not-for-profit organisation
    03335550021

    Keeps ringing even tho I’ve blocked it

    United Kingdom
  • Not-for-profit organisation
    03002007830

    This from number is a legit phone number from DfI Planning (govt). However, today I received a call from this same number pretending to be from HMRC and threaning me with arrest, so seems the scammers managed to spoof this phone number to pretend its a legit call.The revenue will never call you by phone!!You can verify the phone number is legit here: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/contacts/dfi-planning

    United Kingdom
  • Not-for-profit organisation
    03304440709

    Told me a payment for £### had been taken from a credit card, did not name credit card and to press button. 2 to speak to an adviser. It was a recorded message rather than a person

    United Kingdom
  • Not-for-profit organisation
    03448267723

    careful with this number, another scam trying to get your details! don't answer it!

    United Kingdom
  • Not-for-profit organisation
    03007675546

    I have no idea why I received a call from this organisation, if in fact it is a pukka organisation. I will take action if it reoccurs.

    United Kingdom
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