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Cost of 118 calls to be capped after charges soar

Post  fatbob5 on Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 am

The price of a call to directory enquiries will be capped at £3.65 for 90 seconds.


Phone industry regulator Ofcom says it is responding to a "steep" rise in prices.


The most popular service, 118 118, charges £11.23 for a 90 second call, the regulator said.


The number of calls being made to 118 services has been falling by 40% a year, but more than a million people a year still use the service. .......

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Post  smelly-bandit on Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:27 pm

Is that Trump's fault or Brexits fault? ?
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:24 am

does anyone remember before the 118 numbers were brought in to increase competition directory enquiries was free.

It wouldn't be so bad if you still got a telephone directory as probably most number you want to call are local. But finding private numbers is pretty hard online and if you dont have internet impossible.

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:29 pm

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Its Thatchers fault
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Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 pm

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Its Thatchers fault
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Yeah, yeah Bob. And she was also responsible for the Black Death, the great fire of London, the mini Ice Age, the seven plagues of Egypt and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.....
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Post  fatbob5 on Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:49 am

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Yeah, yeah Bob. And she was also responsible for the Black Death, the great fire of London, the mini Ice Age, the seven plagues of Egypt and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.....
I suspect she was also responsible for the meltdown at Chernobyl, cant prove it just yet though
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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Is that Trump's fault or Brexits fault? ?
Its Thatchers fault
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it should cost no more than the rate of a normal local call.

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