As part of the Ofcom 2015 NGCS review, Ofcom previously announced that 0500 numbers would be withdrawn at a future date, the date has now been set and the UK 0500 range will be withdrawn from service on 3rd June 2017. After this date 0500 numbers will cease to operate.

Ofcom previously announced that 0500 numbers would be withdrawn at a future date. 0500 range will be withdrawn from service on 3rd June 2017. After this date 0500 numbers will cease to operate.

Fifteen Digital provide a range of business support solutions and renumbering your 0500 number couldn’t be easier, Fifteen Digital can provide you with a Freephone 0800 number or a virtual geographic number to replace it.
The Freephone numbers we can provide will replace your 0500 number and are free to call from a landline number, as well as being free to call from a mobile number, unlike 0500 numbers.
Virtual geographic numbers are identical to any local number but have the same routing flexibility as a 0800 number. Calls to VGNs can also be part of a bundled package and cost no more than a normal landline call.
The 0500 numbers will expire on 3rd June 2017, if you chose to take out a new number, Fifteen Digital can place messages on the 0500 number and ask the caller to redial the new 08 Freephone number. This can be done 3 – 6 months prior to the 3rd June 2017 to ensure they have the maximum impact.

For more information on renumbering, contact Team Fifteen today on 01782 326644.