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Telephone Number Changes from 1st July 2015

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As many of you will be aware from 1st July 2015 the cost to call non-geographic numbers is changing. Ofcom, the industry regulator, has taken steps to simplify the charges, and clear up public confusion caused by unclear charges. Ofcom research has found that around £900 million is spent calling non-geo numbers each year in…

Warnings issued over Government departments use of higher-rate numbers

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Government departments have been warned against using higher-rate 0845 and 0870 numbers with new guidance issued by the Cabinet Office. Following a recent survey carried out by the National Audit Office which showed that calls to high-cost numbers have cost the UK public over £56m in 2012 alone. The Government have now said that it…

Core Telecom welcomes move to make 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles

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Ofcom has today confirmed plans to change the charging mechanisms of some non-geographic number ranges, including making 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles. Following an announcement earlier in the year which outlined plans to combat the confusion surrounding the charging systems currently in place for 0845 and 0800 numbers, Ofcom has confirmed that the…