PhonepayPlus responds to Ofcom’s ‘Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers’ consultation
14 March 2011
PhonepayPlus has responded to Ofcom’s consultation
‘Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers’
. PhonepayPlus welcomes Ofcom's review, as its own consumer research and industry engagement shows pricing transparency is a major issue for the premium rate services (PRS) market. The difficulty consumers face in being able to accurately determine the charges they will incur for calling 09 numbers and 0871/2/3 numbers from mobile networks and some fixed-line networks is a major barrier to consumer confidence and industry growth in the PRS sector.
PhonepayPlus’ response focuses on those areas that directly impact its work, including options for improving pricing transparency, potential regulatory safeguards for higher rate fixed-line tariffs and an appropriate regulatory regime for lower-cost services, should they come under PhonepayPlus regulation.
Please click here to view PhonepayPlus’ response to the ‘Simplifying Non-Geographic Numbers’ consultation.