|100||Operator (for help with calls locally, nationally and to the Republic of Ireland)|
|155||International Operator (for help with international calls or calls to a ship)|
|118 500||Directory Enquiries (can supply phone numbers for individuals and businesses in Britain if given name and location)|
|118 505||International Directory Enquiries (as above but for overseas individuals/businesses)|
|999||Emergency Services (police, fire, ambulance)|
|Some special phone codes worth knowing include:|
|0845||Local call rate applies|
|0870||National call rate applies|
One of Britain's largest retailers of mobile phones, the Carphone Warehouse, has teamed up with Adam Phones to offer a nationwide hire service. They offer online 'Express Quotations' which allow you to book your phone in advance of your arrival.
When visiting Britain, hiring a SIM card could save you money and enables you to use your own handset, its compatible with GSM 900MHz networks. You will pay UK rates and not be charged for incoming calls.