1890 low call number or landline number?

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  1. Tintagel

    Tintagel Frequent Poster

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    I had to make a phone call today on my landline to the Dept. of Social Protection based in Donegal. I am a Vodafone customer with free local calls package and I was phoning a 1890 low call number. I also had a direct 043 line (Donegal) that I could have used.

    I was 35 minutes waiting on hold for someone to pick up on my call in Donegal.

    Should I have used the low call 1890 number or the local Donegal 043 number?
     
  2. Leo

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    Is Donegal local to you? If so, you should use the local number.
     
  3. Firefly

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  4. Tintagel

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    Sorry. I should have said I am based in Dublin.
     
  5. Leo

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    OK, so a call to Donegal will be charged at the national call rate in your plan. I had a quick look, but couldn't find what Vodafone charge 1890 calls at.
     
  6. Tintagel

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    According to Danielle from Vodafone this is what she says. "It's €3.50 per minute to call this number from your landline.
    Danielle"

    Can't be right?
     
  7. llgon

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    Did Danielle know the call was 35 mins. I'd guess the call cost was 10c per min.
     
  8. llgon

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    Did Danielle know the call was 35 mins? I'd guess the call cost was 10c per min.
     
  9. Slim

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    043 is not Donegal, it's Longford/Granard.