Re: VM treat 0845 same as 0870
Thats irrelevant in terms of VM billing for a different number.
There is also nothing illegal about dialing alternative numbers, its not comparable to using a chipped cable box.
I got a funny reply of ofcom today tho, they playing dumb.
"3. With regards to how much Virgin Media charges for calls to 0845, unfortunately we have no regulatory control over this. In view of competition, a number of years ago, it was decided that it would be a commercial decision for each provider as to what they charge for their services."
Well doh, thats because you chose not to regulate them.
m419 the fee is extreme and disproportionate, I note tho ofcom didnt reject one of my ideas.
The idea they didnt reject was that call queues longer than 2 minutes on 0845 are reverse charged, forced to refund cost of call or call back offered. Effectively outlawing using call queues to generate revenue.