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    The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

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    papa_umau
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    The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 11:22 am

    More than 20,000 complaints were made about this premium call tactic last year to Resolver - here's how to make sure you aren't caught out.

    There's a new kid on the block when it comes to ripping people off and it might be affecting you without you even realising it.

    Last year nearly 20,000 people made a complaint about a mobile phone issue using Resolver and numbers are rising.

    Enter the great premium phone rate rip off. I've been warning about 118 directory enquiries for years now, but Im still hearing horror stories.

    These work by charging not just for making an enquiry, but for the ongoing cost of the call if you agree to be transferred through.

    Youll be paying by the minute and the charges can be astronomical. I've seen upwards of 60 for a ten-minute phone call.

    Read more on this from The Mirror/Money HERE




    When I first read this I was totally shocked that they could get away with it.

    AGAIN....what are the government watchdogs for ?


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    Re: The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 1:21 pm

    Government watchdogs appear to be sitting bound and gagged in their offices.
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    Re: The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:49 am

    Dead right HG

    I have always thought that the watchdogs were, in fact, toothless tigers.


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    Re: The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 11:31 am

    Premium rates have always been a total rip-off and the Tory government just let them do what they want to.

    What is needed is a bit of reason.
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    Re: The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 02 Nov 2018, 12:13 pm

    Yes, this is part and parcel of the privateer syndrome.

    Just don't expect "reason" from this Tory government.


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    Re: The great phone rip off that could see you pay 60 for a 10 minute call.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 03 Nov 2018, 12:09 pm

    I certainly don't as I am not one of the circle of friends that they cow-tow to.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 04 Nov 2018, 11:13 am

    "Cow-tow"; that's a good phrase Angie.

    They only serve the ones that will support them and that is almost always the privateers.


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