Non-geographic calls are those made to 03, 05, 070/076, 080, 0845, 0870, 0843/4, 0871/2/3, 09, 116 and 118 numbers. Consumers use these number ranges to call businesses, financial institutions, helplines and government agencies, to get information and to make payments for services.
Update: 18 April 2013
Note that the version of the Part A Annexes 14 to 18 (the draft legal instruments) published on the 15 April 2013 had a page missing (page 289, the condition binding non-providers). This has now been included in the version below.
This draft statement sets out our decision (subject to EU consultation) to impose an access condition on communications providers ('CPs') that provide wholesale call termination to free-to-caller 080 and 116 numbers. The access condition will require terminating CPs ('TCPs') to purchase wholesale call origination for calls to 080 and 116 numbers on fair and reasonable terms (including charges).
Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Part C (Making 080 and 116 free-to-caller)
Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Part A (Summary of concerns and overall approach, including legal framework and powers)