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Ofcom consultation: Simplifying NGNs — April 2013 (Read 125,439 times)
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Re: Ofcom consultation: Simplifying NGNs — April 2013
Reply #120 - Dec 15th, 2013 at 7:22pm
 
Ian G wrote on Dec 12th, 2013 at 6:58pm:
Back to an earlier comment. There is no requirement for an announcement at the start of the call. I think someone misread the briefing from Ofcom. Of course, there is nothing to stop a service provider adding just such an announcement if they want to.


Another article claiming  you will hear a recorded announcement. Shocked

"Ofcom say that now you’ll hear a message along the lines of: ‘Calls will cost XX pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.’ That way if your provider piles on massive access charges, then you can find out and you have more CONSUMER CHOICE. Which is what we like."

http://www.bitterwallet.com/free-to-call-you-and-me-even-from-a-mobile/70563
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Reply #121 - Dec 15th, 2013 at 11:19pm
 
Graham wrote on Dec 15th, 2013 at 1:26pm:
I wonder if telecoms companies will be allowed to exclude any 0800 numbers from the tariff free calls from mobiles rule, e.g. call through numbers from indirect phone call providers. It could be interesting for PAYG mobile customers being able to bypass the high call charges - a single top-up could last for many years with just an occasional chargeable call to keep the SIM account active.

This is an interesting point.

You're talking about freephone 080x dial-through numbers where the user signs up to a service and pays for it directly. These allow calls to UK geographic and mobile numbers, as well as good rates to overseas destinations.

The providers of these services may respond by blocking access from mobile phones via their 080x number. This is because it will cost them more to receive calls from mobiles than from landlines. Or, as Ian G says, the mobile operators might respond by blocking those 080x numbers.


But, will these services be popular enough that they could cause mobile operators to react? There are mobile services that have low pay as you go rates to international destinations, as well as to UK numbers.

Consumers who use dial-through services are generally those who are more savvy and so are more likely to know about mobile services with low pay as you go rates.  Undecided
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Re: Ofcom consultation: Simplifying NGNs — April 2013
Reply #122 - Dec 16th, 2013 at 3:21am
 
Dave wrote on Dec 15th, 2013 at 11:19pm:
Graham wrote on Dec 15th, 2013 at 1:26pm:
I wonder if telecoms companies will be allowed to exclude any 0800 numbers from the tariff free calls from mobiles rule, e.g. call through numbers from indirect phone call providers. It could be interesting for PAYG mobile customers being able to bypass the high call charges - a single top-up could last for many years with just an occasional chargeable call to keep the SIM account active.
The providers of these services may respond by blocking access from mobile phones via their 080x number. This is because it will cost them more to receive calls from mobiles than from landlines.


They could also  impose a higher connection charge  to recover extra costs  if you use the 080 access number as opposed to the geographical one. Or have different rates as this supplier does http://www.savacalldirect.com/countrydetail.aspx?country_id=216





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