Entries tagged: Premium Rate

Global or local: It’s your call

There’s no denying that sport is now a global industry. At the time of writing England’s cricketers are in Australia, with the women’s Ashes series almost complete and the men’s about to get underway. At…


Back to school

September is here and those placards and posters which have been foretelling doom all summer long have now come true!  It’s ‘back to school’ time.

For parents that means the trauma of sorting…





Filling the Gaps in Your Phone Number Mix

In an increasingly crowded world we are always on the look-out for anything which will help us to maximise what resources we have. So we look to make best use of the land by rotating…


Safe Dialling

A recent article in The New York Times has highlighted the dangers of leaving phone systems unsecured. According to the article, hackers broke into an architecture firm in San Francisco and managed to dial $166,000 of…


Calling in Business

The latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor report from BDRC Continental (Business Development Research Consultants) reveals a positive trend for the UK’s smaller businesses. The increasing profitability, decreasing reliance on finance and improving risk ratings reported…


A Number for Business

In last week’s article we wrote about a survey which revealed that two thirds of women with children under the age of ten were thinking of setting up in business on their own.  Following…


Backing a Winner

Those who follow the sport of kings in any capacity soon learn to appreciate the rhythm of life.  Whether racing over the flat or over jumps the years roll onwards in a pattern of seasons,…


Casting A Spotlight On Premium Rates

The National Audit Office (NAO) has issued a report on the use by Government Departments of premium rate numbers. Despite efforts to reduce their use the NAO found that many departments continued to make…


Cleaning Up Call Charges

Ofcom have taken another step in their drive to make telephone charges clearer for all consumers. Following research published in November 2011 which revealed general confusion over the cost of calls to non-geographic numbers, Ofcom…


Effective Competition And Informed Choice

Ofcom, the independent regulator for the UK communications industries has set out its stall for the year ahead. The 2013/14 period marks the third year of a four year plan to cut total spend by…


When Help Lines Save Lives

A family in Cornwall were sitting listening to a radio phone-in when one item caught their attention. A phone call to the radio station later and the Fire Brigade were swiftly on scene, diagnosing high…





Premium Rate Phone Services

Phonepay Plus which regulates UK premium rate telephone services has fined a Russian company £50,000 for breaching regulations. The Russian company apparently created an android app which when downloaded sent a text message to a…


The Price Of An 0844 Call

0844 calls recently hit the headlines when wheelchair users wanting to book Paralympic tickets were given an 0844 number to call. After the issue came to light Gerry Sutcliffe, the former Labour Sports Minister, called…


Roaming Abroad For Christmas

With Christmas and New Year holidays upon us, Ofcom have reminded us of the importance of taking care when using phones abroad.

Whilst costs for using phones within the EU have fallen in past years,…


Is Your Phone Just A Phone?

The recent difficulties faced by Blackberry have been well documented in the press.  The Canadian company, Research in Motion (RIM) which makes the smart phones has its European headquarters in Slough and it is apparently…



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Global or local: It’s your call

Business too can speak to the world on multiple levels and can enable the world to answer simply by choosing a telephone number mix which resonates with customers...Read more

Back to school

Back to school eime brings the perfect opportunity to review and revise business telecommunication systems....Read more

When rain stops play

Communication and service continuity; two key preparedness elements as we head into autumn storms...Read more