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Stand Out with a Number to Remember: Viatel Number Checker

Obsolete 1850, 1890 and 076 Numbers

On 1 January 2022 the 1850, 1890 and 076 number ranges will be withdrawn from use by ComReg, the Communications Regulator. From that date all 1850, 1890 and 076 numbers will cease to operate. Any business using an 1850, 1890 or 076 number, needs to make a move to:

(i) 1800 (Freephone)

(ii) 0818 (Standard Rate)


Would you like a number that is 80% More Memorable?

1800 and 0818 numbers are hot property right now! Numbers are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. All those customer-friendly, easy to remember combinations are being snapped up. The solution? Make sure your number is always obvious with a vanity number.


What is a Vanity Number?

A what now? A vanity number is made up of digits that spell a word.

For example: 1800 VIATEL / 1800 842 835


What number to choose...Try your location, your sector, your business name. Your imagination – and six digits- are the only limit!


Studies from the United States where vanity numbers have been sought-after for years show an 84% improvement in recall rates for vanity numbers vs. numeric phone numbers advertised in visual media (TV, billboard, print) and a 9-times higher recall rate in the case of radio ads.


Check 1800/0818 Availability on the Viatel Number Checker

Our team has put together a nifty number checker so you can see if your ideal number is available.


1. Go to the Viatel Number Checker.

2. Type in 1800 or 0818 followed by your desired 6 letter combination.

3. The system will let you know if the number is free – or not.

4. If it is free- don’t delay! Fill in your company name and email.

5. Our NGN specialist will get right back to you