Ofcom amends Premium Rate Services (PRS) Condition and consults on regulation of some PRS services

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Ofcom today amended the PRS Condition to require all controlled PRS providers from 1 September 2011 to comply with PhonepayPlus’ enforcement directions.

This change is required to ensure the successful implementation of the new PhonepayPlus Code of Practice, which also comes into force on 1 September 2011.

The statement can be found here

Ofcom has also today published a consultation to consider whether some types of PRS require specific PRS regulation.

Ofcom is proposing that:

  • Payforit, a payment mechanism for WAP and web users offered by mobile providers should continue to be regulated by PhonepayPlus; and
  • Fixed and mobile portal content services charged to customers' phone bills should no longer be regulated by PhonepayPlus, but should be self-regulated.

The consultation can be found here

Mark Burcher