Macworld Masterclass: Use an app to save money on phone calls

Phone 08 numbers for free with this simple app

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  • image Wizard1 1. Make a call
  • image Wizard2 2. Get the results
  • image Wizard3 3. Search for a number
  • image Wizard4 4. Getting it right
  • image Wizard5 5. Help with the solution
  • image Wizard6 6. Find it fast
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Intro

Calling 08 numbers can be an expensive pastime, but for minimal outlay it’s now possible to cut the cost of your bills with a handy app called 08 Wizard.

This simple but effective offering for the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has recently been updated and now has the ability to start a search with a name or number. It will also auto-suggest company names and offers seamless integration with your device’s Contacts list.

This means the next time you need to call a number that begins with 08, you’ll not only be able to do it a lot more easily, but in many cases it’ll be free too.

Vital Info

Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes

What you need

08 Wizard app (69p)
iOS 4.0 or later

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Calling 08 numbers can be an expensive pastime, but for minimal outlay it’s now possible to cut the cost of your bills with a handy app called 08 Wizard.

This simple but effective offering for the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has recently been updated and now has the ability to start a search with a name or number. It will also auto-suggest company names and offers seamless integration with your device’s Contacts list.

This means the next time you need to call a number that begins with 08, you’ll not only be able to do it a lot more easily, but in many cases it’ll be free too.

Vital Info

Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes

What you need

08 Wizard app (69p)
iOS 4.0 or later

 

Step 2 of 7: 1. Make a call

Key in the number you want to find a cheaper alternative for, such as this 0845 example.

 

Step 3 of 7: 2. Get the results

After pressing ‘Call’ the app will do a search of its database and return the results, including a ‘Magic’ number.

 

Step 4 of 7: 3. Search for a number

There’s a simple Search option that lets you type in a business that you’re looking for too.

 

Step 5 of 7: 4. Getting it right

The 08 Wizard will offer suggestions if the number isn’t yet in its database.

 

Step 6 of 7: 5. Help with the solution

It will try to locate a magic number to call if you press the ‘Request’ button during a search.

 

Step 7 of 7: 6. Find it fast

Once located and added to the database, 08 Wizard is able to deliver the magic number that you’re after.

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