Re: VM treat 0845 same as 0870
I have to say I rarely see 0870 and 0843,0844,0871,0872 in use.
0845 is easily the majority use.
I am curious of any documentation that has stated 0845 revenue sharing has stopped because I have seen documentation from government departments stating they use 0845 to generate revenue to cover costs as them justifying its use. If they get no revenue of it then why use it over 0345 or geographical numbers?
m419 you are wrong on the termination charges as well, even ofcom confirmed it to me, and the cases on moneysavingsexpert VM eventually backed down. A telco provider can only charge for the number dialed in accordance to their contract with the user, their calling plan. Even if it means they make a loss on the call. So if down the line its redirected to 0845 thats the telco's problem not the customer.
To be clear in the cases of tesco the geographical numbers were not advertised as 0845 rate.
Ofcom didnt say they agreed with me on the callbacks but I do find it interesting they chose not to argue that point with me. Instead saying regarding anything else on my email they didnt specifically comment on is part of their current investigation.