Daily Archives: July 23, 2010

Cheaper calls to police

The police phone number has changed from an 0845 to an 0345 prefix. The full number for West Midlands Police is now 0345 113 5000.
The new, low-cost number will benefit mobile phone users as it charges just a few pence per minute or nothing, instead of a variable rate dictated by service providers. Some mobile providers were charging a local rate fee to be connected to the existing 0845 113 5000 number. But the tariff was sometimes considerably higher from other operators, with charges as high as 40 pence per minute.