What are 0845 numbers?
Telephone numbers starting with 0845 are 'service numbers' charged at special rates.
Calls to 0845 numbers are typically charged at higher rates than calls to normal landlines due to the inclusion of a surcharge or 'service charge' to pay for the service being provided.
0845 numbers generate an income for either the organisation being called or their telephone company. As a result of this, common uses for 0845 numbers include:
- Chargeable information and support lines
- Event ticket and travel booking services
- Conference call services
- Pre-sales information lines
Unlike traditional landline phone numbers, 0845 numbers are not associated with any specific geographic location.