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Mr Phonewords is a leading provider of 1300, 1800 and 13 phonewords for Australian businesses.

Mr Phonewords is a leading provider of 1300, 1800 and 13 phonewords for Australian businesses.

FAQs

What is the breakdown of costs to my business and my customer?

For the customer:  
The chart below gives a rough overview of the costs to your customer to use a 13, 1300 or 1800 number.  Please note:  these prices are a guide only as exact charges may vary between different telephone providers.   

 

13 prefix

1300 prefix

1800 prefix

Cost to caller calling from:

 

 

 

Landline

Local call rate

Local call rate

Free of charge

Mobile *

Standard mobile rates apply

Standard mobile rates apply

Standard mobile rates apply

*The fees for mobiles vary between providers, but a typical fee (at July 2014) is approximately 20 cents per minute.

 

For the business owner:  

The business owner is responsible for paying for both the lease of the phoneword and a call fee. 

Call fee:

 

13 prefix

1300 prefix

1800 prefix

Cost to business owner:

 

 

 

Calling from a landline

Free for first 15 mins then pay per minute – based on call duration

Free for first 15 mins then pay per minute – based on call duration

Pay per minute – based on call duration

Calling from a mobile *

Free for first 15 mins then pay per minute – based on call duration

Free for first 15 mins then pay per minute – based on call duration

Pay per minute – based on call duration

 

lease fee:

The cost to lease a phoneword will vary according to the number, the geographical area (i.e national or regional service), your service provider and the duration of the lease. 
Costs can range from $100 (regional) to $3,000 (national) per month.

Do I need a new telephone line for a phoneword?

No. A phoneword can be used on your existing landline, mobile, fax or answering machine. 

A phoneword can also be forwarded to an international phone number.

The main differences between 13, 1800 and 1300 numbers relate directly to the cost to the caller, the cost to the business and the overall length of the phoneword.

13 prefix:
13 prefix allows your customers to call from a fixed line anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call. 
13 prefix generally comprise of words up to 6 letters long however will allow up to 4 additional numbers.

1300 phonewords:
1300 prefix allows your customers to call from a fixed line anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call. Hence, they are often referred to as “toll free” numbers.
1300 prefix generally comprise of words up to 10 letters long however will allow up to 4 additional numbers. 

1800 prefix:
1800 prefix allows your customers to call from a fixed line anywhere in Australia free of charge.  Hence, they are often referred to as “free call” numbers.
1800 prefix generally comprise of words up to 10 letters long however will allow up to 4 additional numbers. 

 

13 prefix

1300 prefix

1800 prefix

Cost to caller

Local call rate

Local call rate

Free of charge

Standard length of word (letters)

6

10

10

Extra letters

4

4

4