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Ian012
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« on: March 01, 2018, 10:56:55 AM »


Calls to personal numbers starting 070 can be very expensive. The termination rate is currently up to about 40p per minute. Retail call charges can be as high as 2.50 per minute. The incidence of scams on this number range has reduced since revenue sharing was banned in 2007, however numerous issues remain to be solved.

Ofcom proposes reducing the termination rate for calls to 070 numbers to just 0.49p (0.0049) per minute (the same rate as incurred on calls to UK mobile numbers) such that calls to personal numbers starting 070 can be charged to callers on the same basis as their calls to UK mobile numbers starting 071 to 075 and 077 to 079.

The changes will take place before the end of 2018.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 11:17:22 AM »

That's going to make them pretty useless for diverting to mobiles. They might as well scrap them.

Also, we know from experience that this lowered termination rate doesn't mean that networks will charge any less for calling them.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 12:05:09 PM »


The whole point of the changes is that the called party will pay for the call-forwarding features, not the caller.

Those who want a number where the additional charges are borne by callers should change to an 084, 087 or 09 number.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 02:32:46 PM »

It would help to add a source to back this up

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-070-number-range

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 04:50:46 AM »

I think this information is very good information that I am looking for.
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