Would you like to call 0845 numbers for less? The 0845 Wizard can help.
Calling an 0845 number from your mobile introduces a cost outside of your bundled minutes. With the 0845 Wizard you can reduce the cost by utilising your bundled minutes.
Local rate numbers such as 01, 02 and 03 are included in your bundled minutes but are usually not allowed to be used with calling 08 numbers.
Well, now they can, with the 0845 Wizard.
We all know how much it costs to call an 0845 number and how much stress is involved waiting on hold or being passed round the houses at 45p per minute. It doesn't make for a pleasant phone call.
The 0845 Wizard can make every call less stressful by cutting the cost to call these 0845 numbers for an altogether more pleasant experience. We can't guarantee not being passed round the houses though.
The 0845 Wizard, like the 0844 Wizard is an app with a built in credit account (Wizard Account) that allows you to add credit via iTunes in app payments.
The Wizard Account is created In-App. You are always in control of this credit, you will always have visibility of what credit is available and topping up is easy.
The technical stuff..
Ok, you've now created an account and have enough credit to make a phone call. So, how does it work?
You dial an 0845 number. The app will tell you what it would normally cost you (an average across all major networks), it will also tell you what it will cost you in Wizard credit . You then decide you're happy to make the call, the 0845 Wizard dials a local rate number (01/02 or an 03*) which in turn (the magic part) connects you to the 0845 number you want.
If you dial an 0844 number the app will simply ask you to switch to or download the 0844 Wizard.
The cost of the local rate connection is taken from your network minutes (the call your phone appears to make) whilst the call charge for calling the 0845 number (The Wizardry bit) comes out of your Wizard Account.
The 0845 Wizard uses Barritel's business-grade network to route the calls for less, saving you money to talk longer or call more often.
You can use the same login details with any of our other apps that require iTunes pre-payment. As your balance is associated with your account, not with a specific app, you are able to use it across all of our apps.
To start making calls to 0845 numbers you will need to use iTunes to add credit to the Wizard Account.
*The cost of calling 01, 02 and 03 numbers are normally included at no extra cost on most mobile phone contracts however PAYG and business users will need to check if this still applies.
Follow @0845Wizard on Twitter to keep up to date with changes and to provide feedback, alternatively you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
- No credit before making a call? Now the app takes you to the top up page automatically
- Fixed pasting issues in login form
- Info messages clearer when an incorrect number type is dialled
- Info messages clearer when determining if a mobile or an email address has been used before
Ratings and Reviews
Saves me money
You do have to load your account to make calls, but they are sooo much cheaper than my mobile network charges, so I'm happy.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, we are so happy our app has made you happy, you have made us happy knowing that you are happy! We will pass your review onto our team! Steve.
Other reviewers have totally misunderstood this App.
Most people have heard of the website "say no to 0845". That site provides you with alternative landline numbers to call instead of the premium rate number. Sometimes it works and all is good but a lot of companies quickly get an automated message to answer calls to that number and they refer you back to their 0845 number which leaves you back at square 1.
This is where this app comes into its own, well, at least for someone like me who doesn't have a landline and relies on the mobile to make all calls.
0845 numbers are advertised at "will cost more to call from a mobile than a BT landline". These rates can turn out to be more than £1 a min but you won't find out just how much till you get your bill!
This app turns your mobile variable rate call into the landline advertised rate call. All you pay is that advertised rate eg 40p a min and you do this by adding funds to the app as a pre pay account.
This App is a real money saver!
Doesn't say it's free!!
Does exactly what it says. The app is free, but no where in the description does it say the calls are free. All the fools who've rated 1 star clearly can't read and have no common sense.
No company in their right mind will offer free calls to an 0845 number when it costs them money, that is not good business. It may not be free, but its a helluva lot cheaper than calling straight from your phone...
The developer, Barritel Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Barritel Ltd
- 18.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- Copyright © 2016 Barritel Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Call Credit - £1.99 £1.99
- Call Credit - £0.99 £0.99
- Call Credit - £4.99 £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.