We like to remain competitive at Windsor Telecom, so we thought we would check out the cost of buying a non-geographic number from BT.
Unfortunately, there is no pricing on BT's website, so we called the helpline on 0800 808 800.
Chris was helpful and explained that an 03, 0800 or 0845 number from BT would cost ‘£10 per month plus VAT. You can't choose a number for this price and you are simply allocated the next available number. However, they do have some memorable numbers such as 0330 123 9300 available for ‘£1500+VAT.
Unlike Windsor Telecom's offering there are no inclusive minutes, you will have to pay 3.5p per minute for every call that you receive.
Now, what happens if you want to route your 03 number to your mobile? Well, this will cost you 21.38p per min daytime/16.3p per minute evenings and 9.18p per minute at weekends. All plus VAT. Compare this to Windsor's Mobile Divert 250 package, where calls are charged at just 4p per minute.
Unlike Windsor's comprensive suite of call handling features, the only technology option with BT appears to be a menu which is ‘£400 per quarter + 1p per minute for every call you receive.
We think you will agree that compared with BT, Windsor offer a very competitive deal!
ps – with Windsor, there is 24/7 support and a dedicated account manager to help you get the most from your service. With BT, your call is likely to end up in a call centre in the Far East somewhere!
Prices Correct as of 16th April 2013.