Call Share Revenue to end for 0870 Numbers

Ofcom has proposed some changes to the National Numbering Plan which will lower call charges to 0870 Numbers and end Call Share Revenue. These changes will come into effect sometime in January 2008.

As proposed in September 2005, Ofcom will require mobile and fixed-line providers (including payphones) to charge the same or less for 0870 calls as they do for national-rate calls to geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02). If providers wish to charge more for 0870 calls they will have to make a free-to-caller price pre-announcement at the start of the call.

For more information please visit Ofcom