0871 numbers are categorized as "Special Services: Higher Rate" numbers.
Beware, as unlike 0870 numbers, they are never included in free minutes from the telecoms provider.
The cost of calling 0871 numbers can be up to 15p per minute from a landline, plus a call set-up fee. From a mobile phone the cost can be as high as 41p per minute. The calling cost varies with the telecoms provider and the individual number.
Most of the money paid by the caller is passed on to the receiving telecoms provider.
0871 numbers cannot be described as 'national rate' numbers, and the Advertising Standards Authority can take action against companies that describe them as such.
0871 numbers, 0872 numbers, and 0873 numbers are regulated by PhonepayPlus.
0871 numbers can begin as follows:
The correct way to write telephone numbers beginning 0871 is in the format 0871 xxx xxxx