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The UK Telecom Tariff Comparisons web site is dedicated to providing totally
independent comparisons of telecommunications tariffs in the UK. Forget all the discounts claimed in advertisements and check
the real saving over BT.
Magenta Systems started this comparison in August 1995 and it's been updated regularly ever
since, currently the tariffs are updated monthly and the numbering database
Information Available to Business and Comprehensive Members
The Tariff Comparison currently comprises the following tables:
- Business Telephone Tariffs
- Residential Telephone Tariffs
- Line Rentals
- Tariff Packages
- Special Service Telephone Codes
- International Telephone Codes
- International Mobile Codes
- National Telephone Codes
- Indirect Access Codes
- Forthcoming Code Changes
- Directory Enquiry Codes
- Operators and Notes
- Unlimited access to CodeLook
- Acrobat (PDF) Books that can be printed (supplied with
These tables may be viewed as web pages, or downloaded in zip files as Excel or Lotus 123
spreadsheets, and as text files for importing into databases.
The Tariff Comparison does not include any wholesale prices or inbound call costs or
payments (0800, premium, etc), or leased line prices.
Information Available to Residential Members
Similar to Business, but no business tariffs or Acrobat (PDF) Books.
Information Available to Numbering and Database Members
Similar to Business, but also more CSV files containing the same
numbering information used behind CodeLook, see
Numbering and Database Products.
||Provides unlimited access to CodeLook, available
for non-commercial use by the various public authorities that use CodeLook
to trace telecom operators. Requests for access should be from
a government email address.
||£15 per year including VAT
||While non-members can preview the tariffs, members have access to the
original spreadsheets and all dialling code information. Logon for one person, unlimited access for 12 months.
|Business Member (end users)
||£75 per year excluding VAT
||Business Members have full access to this site, including business,
residential, and dialling code information, and all the spreadsheets and Acrobat (PDF) versions which can be easily printed. This category is aimed at end users, not those in
the telecom business and excludes businesses that want a link from this site. Logons for three people, unlimited access
for 12 months.
|Business Member (trade)
||£150 per year excluding VAT
||Similar to above, but for telecom operators, dealers, resellers and
consultants. The additional benefit will be promotion of the business via this site. Logons for
six people, unlimited access for 12 months
||£1,000 for first year excluding VAT
||Provides Business Member (trade) services and a single license for the
Magenta UK Numbering Database for use by the member only. Subsequent years are charged at £300.
This membership offers comma separated variable text files of the
numbering database information. Sample extracts can be
provided on request. The numbering database is a snapshot of current
numbers and tariff bands, usually updated weekly.
||£2,000 for first year, excluding VAT
||Provides Business Member (trade) services and a
single license for the Magenta SQL Telecom Database. Subsequent
years are charged at £1,000. This membership
offers a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2/2012 database with both numbering
and tariff information, containing stored procedures to access the
content, exactly the same database that drives this web site.
For use with other SQL databases, CSV files are also be available.
The SQL database is historic, containing old and current numbering
and tariff information allowing telephone calls to be costed as at a
To apply for membership, please complete the
Membership Form on the secure server.
This may be done on-line with a credit card number, or the form may be printed and posted or faxed.
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