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07005 Numbers HELP!!!!
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Tomlewis007
Old 13-07-2006, 11:09 AM
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Default 07005 Numbers HELP!!!!

I have been trying to phone my grandad in hospital but the 39p/min charge is a con ... i've tried sever numbers but none of them seem to accept the 070057 number even though they say any 070 number?


Can anybody help ??

thanks


-Tom

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Old 13-07-2006, 12:12 PM
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The cost may be more than 39p/minute - it depends on the 6th digit (see HERE).

The MSE UK Callchecker shows 16 providers which allegedly carry such calls at reduced costs but, as you have found out, some (possibly all) shy away from these rip-off numbers which our government has so disgracefully allowed.
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
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Old 13-07-2006, 1:01 PM
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Seems like they are all blocked What a total rip off


Oh the number is 070057

So they charge us rip off pricing to park ........ rip off pricing for our loved ones to watch tv in there bed ..... and rip off prices to phone them.


-Tom
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Old 13-07-2006, 1:13 PM
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070057 numbers are charged at pn3 rate - which is 39p/minute PLUS VAT weekdays (i.e. the real price is 46.55p/minute). Evenings and weekends they're still a rip-off 37p/minute.

Reminds me of a quotation on a par with "Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime" - "The NHS will remain free at the point of use."
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
I will continue to help with Orchid programming whenever possible.

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Old 13-07-2006, 2:32 PM
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It seems that 1899 only allows access to certain 070 numbers. At 15p/min they would almost certainly be making a loss on the higher rate numbers.
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