Help & Support

​Please select below for help...

Call charges for pay monthly

Close Article
 
Local and national charges
 
On 1 July 2015, call to 0800 and 0808 numbers were made free for mobiles. Find out more about the changes to service number charges.
 
Find out what you'll pay for when using your mobile in the UK.
 
These things are included in your monthly allowance
but if you use them outside of your allowances, it'll cost you:

Calls - anytime (to any UK mobile or standard UK fixed line number 01, 02, 03)

25p/min

Texts - anytime (to any UK mobile or standard UK fixed line number 01, 02, 03)

10p/message

Listen to voicemail - 905

15p/min

Customer Care from your handset - 4455

20p/call

Data charges

10p per MB

These things aren't included in your monthly allowance and will cost you:

Picture messaging

25p/message

Voicemail Callback service

10p/min

Tesco direct enquiries - 118323*

£1.50/min and 25p/min access charge

Tesco international directory enquiries

£1.45/min and 25p/min access charge

Video calling

50p/min

05 - numbers

20p/min

084/087/09/118 - numbers

Service charge and 25p/min access charge

080 - numbers

Free

Personal numbers - 070

50p/min

Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man numbers**

25p/min

999, 112 or 111

Free

Traffic news - 2700

45p/min

* If you are a disabled customer then you can apply for free access to direct enquiries. To register for this service call 0800 587 0195 and request a form to register for the 195 service.

**Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man prefixes: 01481, 01534, 01624, 074184, 07452, 07509, 07624, 077003, 077007, 077008, 07781, 07797, 07829, 078391, 078392, 078392, 078397, 078398, 079111, 079117, 079240, 079241, 079242, 079243, 079244, 079246, 079247, 079248, 079249, 07937, 074576

Calls and texts to the following numbers are also not included in your monthly allowance:
  • Numbers starting with 076 and 070
  • Numbers starting with 07744, 07755, 077000, 078225, 078921, 078730, 078930, 078931, 079112, 079118, 079245, 079246, 079879
  • Other non-standard or special 07 numbers
 
Minimum call charges
 

Minimum call charges

Standard, local, national or international call from the UK

10p then charged by the second

Standard calls (EU Region 1*)

8p then charged by the second

Standard calls (Region 2, 3 and 4*)

Charges depend on the region*.
1 minute to make a call, 1 minute to receive a call, then charged by the second

Tesco directory enquiries

1 minute, then charged by the second

Premium rate and other directory enquiries

Charges depend on the service provider. For more details, contact the service provider

Access charge

25p/min - 1 minute minimum then charged by the second

*The region depends on where in the world you are. Find out more about roaming costs (abroad to the UK) and international costs (UK to abroad).
 

Rounding call charges and call duration

All calls are charged at one second intervals, so if you end a call part-way through a second, the time will be rounded up to the next second - for example, if a call lasts 44.5 seconds, we'll round it up to 45 seconds. We  round up charges to the nearest penny as we're unable to bill you for anything less than that. For example, if the cost of a call was £1.01005, we'll round it up to £1.02.

Lost device reception

If for any reason you lose device reception while you're on a call, for example when you go through a tunnel, you'll continue to be charged for that call for up to 18 seconds.

For more information, please read our pay monthly T&Cs.

Back to top