How to dump your landline, and bypass 0800 numbers

Want to call 0800 , 0808 and 0500 numbers without paying the 10p-20p / min charged by most networks? Here's a reminder for those who missed our previous post on a service that helps you circumvent these fees: 0800Buster.

Tip: if you clear your cookies, you'll get a different number each time you visit. This means even if your mobile network decides to block a couple of these numbers, all you have to do is clear your cookies, go back to 0800Busters' web site, and get a new number.

Also, glance through this HUKD thread that Andy previously posted for some more info.



  • Mike H.
    I'm dubious, there must be some catch, it seems you have to ring one number then get patched through to the number you want...
  • The B.
    I've had numerous problems with it, ranging from not being connected to not being able to use the automated menu system of the company I'm calling.
  • Jay
    SayNoTo0870 never fails me. Just lookup the 01 equivalent to the 0800/0870/whatever number the company wants you to use.
  • Gus
    Try to find an alternative number for the nhs ....
  • Big D.
    All I do is use Skype on my PC to phone 0800 numbers. .. its 100% free. I've been doing it since Orange started charging for 0800s . . .
  • Vince W.
    Big Dave - sounds like a great tip, thanks!do you need Skype credit to use it? Technically, your mobile company could block calls to 0800Busters' landline number, if they wanted to get picky about things. But even if they do, all you have to do is clear your cookies, go back to 0800Busters' web site, and get a new number. Has anyone tried free directory enquiries by calling 0800 100 100 or 0800 118 3733? Beware of any opt-ins before giving out personal details.
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  • Marcus
    I have used this from day 1 and never had a problem.I have got rid of my landline as I get loads of free mins on my mobile saving me £20 a month
  • jimmy
    Marcus do u not need your landline to get internet.connection.
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