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0500 FREEPHONE NUMBERS TO BE WITHDRAWN IN JULY 2017

0500 numbers are generally free to call from landlines - like 0800 and 0808, but as new 0500 numbers have not been available for many years, they are poorly recognised by consumers. As such Ofcom have made the decision to withdraw all 0500 numbers from use by 3rd June...

TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODES

Here at Noise HQ we spend a LOT of time looking at phone numbers, and with one of our specialties being international virtual numbers, it also includes searching for international country codes. We figured we can’t be the only people that are searching the web for...

2 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION COUNT

When calling a business, most callers expect to hear the business name in the greeting; ‘Hello, ABC’ or ‘Thanks for calling XYZ’ …if not, the caller may be a little disconcerted, feeling like they might have dialled the wrong number. "You never get a second chance to...

6 REASONS WHY BUSINESSES MOVE AWAY FROM BT

For many businesses there is confusion about who looks after what when it comes to telecoms, and the perceived consequences of moving away from BT may have stopped them from changing suppliers. Many simply resign themselves to expensive phone bills and sitting in long...

WHAT’S ALL THE NOISE ABOUT UK CALLING?

Every day, people use service numbers (which start 08, 09 or 118) to make calls to companies and organisations. From the 1st July 2015, Ofcom (the communications regulator) introduced new rules to the way consumers are charged for calling service numbers. Ofcom...