Other services include directory enquiries, weather forecasts, competitions and voting (especially relating to television shows).Diplomatic services, such as the US embassy in London or the UK Embassy in Washington, have also charged premium rates for calls from the general public.
We offer two options for our 09 numbers, NOTE; we do not offer any adult services.
Our 09 numbers starts from 50p/minute for the caller or £1/minute.
Their website can identify premium rate numbers and advise further on costs.
These prefixes are in use for most services, from information lines to competitions and television voting lines: 0900, 0901, 0902, 0903, 0904, 0905, 0906, 0907, 0911, 0912, 0913 Some number ranges are reserved specifically for adult services with sexual content: 0908, 0909, 0982, 0983, 0984, 0989 Premium rate numbers beginning with '09' were introduced in 1998, eventually replacing a variety of older prefixes such as 0331, 0660, 0891, 08.
In many European countries, for example France, Germany and the United Kingdom, it was common for organisations to operate customer service lines on premium-rate numbers using prefixes that fall outside the scope of the country's premium-rate number regulations.
Therefore, in contrast to North America where customer service numbers are typically free of charge to the caller, consumers in Europe often used to pay a premium above the cost of a normal telephone call.
These phone numbers are charged at a higher rate than normal, with part of the call cost used to pay for the service being provided.
Common uses for service numbers include: The cost of calling an 09 number includes a service charge of up to £3.60 per minute and/or £6.00 per call which is used to fund the service provided, on top of a standard access charge made by the caller's phone company.
These regulations state that the cost of the call must be declared to the caller for transparency.
Adult services are no longer allowed on 087 numbers, these must all be delivered on 09 numbers that are also obviously premium rate.
These telephone numbers are usually allocated from a national telephone numbering plan in such a way that they are easily distinguished from other numbers.