Premium Rate Numbers are used for a diverse number of services including competitions and quizzes, adult entertainment, chat services, mobile games, TV voting and gambling. To class a number a ‘Premium Rate’, the cost to callers must be charged at 10p per minute or above. Service Charge and Access Charges are available across the ranges of 08 and 09 numbers.
There are numerous different types of Premium Rate Numbers beginning in 09, 084, 087, as well as alternative mobile voice and text short-codes often for TV and radio competitions. Each number type can also be used for services such as Psychic, Tipster and Support hotlines.
Premium Rate Numbers can generate considerable revenue for your business as they are high rebate numbers charging 10p per minute or above. Premium Rate Numbers will create an out-payment to your business for with each call received.
If you operate a tipster line, our simple and effective premium rate phone services can help you to promote your tips and generate revenue
Run competition phone lines easily and earn a rebate from the calls. Pose questions to callers with a range of possible answers for them to choose
Offer professional phone services, such as technical and IT support for a range of businesses and generate additional revenue for your expertise
Chat line services allow people to communicate with one another or your operators easily by calling your
Premium Rate Number
Record horoscope readings or offer live
1-2-1 psychic chats. Connect your callers to experienced telephone personnel for their psychic readings
Callers can support their favourite (or least favourite) contestant (i.e. singer/dancer/skater etc.) with a simple phone vote to your 09 Number
Telecoms World now offer a range of 09 Premium Rate Numbers with a pence-per-minute (ppm) option, where call revenues are paid per minute.
Yes. All 09 Premuim Numbers can be routed to any UK Landline or UK Mobile phone through our online call management portal.
09 Premium Numbers are regulated by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) and subject to their Code of Practice. Numbers cannot be made live until the PSA compliance requirements have been completed.
Our team are on hand to help talk through your proposed service, to make sure you are aware of the current regulations and support you through the process with PSA to get your 09 Premium Number live as quickly as possible.
Please view the Phone-paid Services Authority website, with regards to the regulations in owning an 09 Premium Rate Number. For further information or if you would like to buy an 09 Number, please email the sales team or call 0800 043 0800 for full details.
Depending upon the services you are providing your 09 Premium Number for, the exact payments will vary but generally the revenue procedure is the same in all cases. Callers will ring your Premium Rate Number and are charged the Premium Rate Number cost. However, the actual cost of the call will depend on their service provider and if they are calling from a mobile. Each minute of the call, or part thereof, generates a revenue for you, which is credited to your Telecoms World account.
Ofcom regulations have made things clearer for the consumer when calling 09 Premium Rate Numbers. The costs are broken into two parts - the service charge and the access charge.
• The service charge is the rate you have chosen for callers to pay when calling the 09 Premium Rate Number. It is charged per pence or per minute.
• The access charge is an additional rate set by the caller’s phone service provider and will vary from service provider to service provider.
You are obligated to display these service charges alongside your number wherever you use it, such as on your website or marketing materials.
Ofcom recommends using the following format:
"Calls cost x pence per minute (ex. VAT), plus your phone company's access charge."
If you charge per call, rather than per minute, the recommended format is:
"Calls cost x pence / £x per call (ex. VAT), plus your phone company's access charge."