Ofcom extends Premium Rate Services regulation

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Ofcom has today confirmed its proposals to improve consumer protection and pricing transparency for calls to the most expensive 08 numbers.  From 1 August 2009, the premium-rate regulator PhonepayPlus will regulate 0871 and 0872 numbers that are charged above 5p per minute and up to 10p per minute (for BT customers). At the same time, Ofcom will also bring 09 numbers charged at these rates (above 5p and up to 10p per minute for BT customers) within PhonepayPlus’ remit.

Mark Burcher