Alternatives to 1890 and 1850 Phone Numbers

There were Changes to  the way phone companies in Ireland charge for 1850 and 1890 numbers from December 2019.
read more about the new charges here.

So you no longer  need to worry about extra call charges or out of bundle extra charges for 1890 or 1850 calls . There is no need to look for alternative numbers anymore.   –


Many companies and government departments in Ireland make use of the so-called “Lo call” 1890 or 1850 numbers – but for most people  – prior to December 2019 – making a call to one of these numbers could have cost more than ringing a “normal” landline number. If you were on a call package where you have free landline calls or a certain amount of free landline calls – these 1890 or 1850 numbers were not usually included in the free calls.


All the figures below are related to call costs prior to December 2019

Calls to 1890 numbers were are charged per minute. Calls to 1850 numbers are charged at a fixed rate per call.  For longer calls, it will usually be cheaper to call 1850 numbers instead of 1890 if you have a choice.

Calls from landlines to 1890  numbers could cost you up to 7c a minute and from mobiles as much as 35c a minute. See details of the charges for calling 1890 numbers here.

More information here about the Cost of 1850 numbers

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