External Links & Resources


OFCOM is the UK Telecoms regualtor responsible for creating the open marketplace that we enjoy today for Communications services in the UK. OFCOM provides the framework and legislation for Mobile Operators, Fixed Line Operators, TV broadcasters, Radio Broadcasters & ISPs

OFCOM is responsible for manging the UK communictions resources forTelephone Numbering & Radio Spectrum. It issues the licenses which the operators are bound by.. 

OFCOM regularly conducts studies in to the pricing of communications services in the UK market and has spearheaded the campaign that has led to UK subscribers enjoying some of the most competitive pricing in the world.



Every day, people use service numbers to make phone calls to companies and organisations, contact directory enquiries or even to vote in TV shows.

But the cost of calling these numbers – which start 08, 09 or 118 – used to be difficult to find out.

That has now changed, under a new system that makes the cost of calling service numbers clear for everyone. It's called UK Calling, and it's the biggest change to telephone calls in over a decade.

UK Calling...

Phone Pay Plus

PhonepayPlus is the UK's independent regulator of premium rate services.

Premium rate services are the goods and services that you can buy by charging the cost to your phone bill or pre-pay account. They include directory enquiries, voting on TV talent shows, donating to charity by text or downloading apps on your mobile phone.

Our regulation is open, fair and robust, underpinned by a Code of Practice approved by Ofcom. As the telecoms, internet and payments sectors continue to grow globally at an unprecedented rate, PhonepayPlus takes action to safeguard consumers and help cutting-edge providers of digital content and services to thrive.

Number Checker...PhonepayPlus Site...


A really usefull resource for finding out informations on people palces and businesses in the UK. Many of the searches are free but the more sophisticated searches require you to buy credits. 192.com tells you more about people, businesses & places in the UK than any other directory. More than just directory enquiries, 192.com lists full names, addresses, age guides, property prices, aerial photos, company & director reports, family records, & much more!



ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.



The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (English: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN) is a non-profit responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's unique identifier and its stable operation and safe profit organization.


UK Numbering 

In the UK the numbering plan was rationalised some years ago in order to make it simpler for the subscriber to identify the type of number.

If you have any unkown charges in your bill then try PhonePay Plus.  Number Checker...

Here are the main categories of UK numbers.

+44 International code

00 - International code

01 - Geographical

02 - Geographical

030 - Geo Rate - Public

033 - Geo Rate - Corporate

034 - Geo Rate - Corporate

037 - Geo Rate - Corporate

04 - Unused

0500 - Old C&W Freephone

055 - Corporate

056 - VOIP

06 - Unused

070 - Personal Numbering

071 - Mobile

072 - Mobile

073 - Mobile

074 - Mobile

075 - Mobile

076 - Radio Paging Services

077 - Mobile

078 - Mobile

079 - Mobile

080 - Free to call

081 - Unused

082 - Unused

083 - Unused

084 - Basic NTS 1p to 7p

085 - Unused

086 - Unused

087 - Higher NTS 1p to 13p

088 - Unused

089 - Unused

090 - Premium non Adult

0908 - Premium Adult

0909 - Premium Adult

091 - Premium non Adult

098 -  Premium Adult

All premium rate services are charged between 1p- £3.60 per minute or up to £6 as a drop charge. Max charge per call is £25.

All calls are subject to network access charges from your call provider.

New Links

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We are always interested in adding new links to other informative sites.