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How much do your phone calls actually cost?

We’ve noticed some confusion recently amongst the media, businesses and consumers alike about the charging mechanisms of 08 numbers and the terminology that goes alongside. We’ve decided to put our expertise to good use and put together a guide to clear up any confusion about how much your phone calls actually cost. Premium rates –…

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Come See Us At The Business Startup Show – June 6th & 7th

It’s been busy here in the 08 Direct office over the last couple of weeks as we’ve been putting the finishing touches towards the preparation for our stand and seminar at the Business Start Up Show, which will be held at the end of this week on 6th and 7th June at the Excel in…

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Ofcom announces plans to overhaul 0800 and 0844 call charging

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that they plan to change the way some non-geographic numbers are charged, making it clearer for consumers to understand call charging rates. As it stands, the current charging system can be unclear for consumers to know how much it would cost to call various non-geo number ranges, so these changes…

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Ofcom bans auto-renew telco contracts

Ofcom has confirmed that rollover contracts, which tie landline and broadband customers into repeated minimum contract periods unless they opt out, will be banned from December this year. The contracts, also known as Automatically Renewable Contracts (ARCs), roll forward to a new minimum contract period – with penalties for leaving – unless the customer actively…

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