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O2 Make Massive Increase To Access Charge For Calling 084 and 087 numbers from August

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OldGreyFox
OldGreyFox Posts: 1,403 Forumite
The access charge will now increase from 25p to 45p from the 17/8/15


See: http://www.o2.co.uk/help/everything-else/service-numbers


Also 09 and 118 numbers will be affected.

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  • wongawonga
    wongawonga Posts: 387 Forumite
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    What a rip off.................
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
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    edited 10 July 2015 at 9:41PM
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    Yes, Clear Call Rates for Everyone requires all parties in the chain to declare the level of rip-off they apply to what you're paying to call premium numbers.

    Many users of these numbers are now taking the hint. Every day I see numerous press releases from organisations now moving to 034 and 030 numbers.
  • boatman
    boatman Posts: 4,699 Forumite
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    Have they increased the price because others are charging more?
  • SnowTiger
    SnowTiger Posts: 4,461 Forumite
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    boatman wrote: »
    Have they increased the price because others are charging more?

    Dunno. I don't call such number, so haven't paid attention to their prices before.

    Are some operators using the new requirement for price transparency to increase prices?
  • boatman
    boatman Posts: 4,699 Forumite
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    SnowTiger wrote: »
    Are some operators using the new requirement for price transparency to increase prices?
    Nooooooooo, of course not!!!
    The main mobile operators with the exception of Three are charging the most and yet the MVNO companies are cheaper, so it would appear that the main network providers are milking it.
  • Gordon_Hose
    Gordon_Hose Posts: 6,259 Forumite
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    I always use the 'saynoto0870' to find a cheaper alternative.
  • Ian011
    Ian011 Posts: 2,432 Forumite
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    I always look on the organisations official website first.

    In many cases they no longer use 084 or 087 numbers and have swapped to new 03 numbers.
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