Watchdog tightens supervision of 0900 numbers

3rd July 2008, Comments 2 comments

Telecoms watchdog Opta will keep a close eye on 0900, 0906 and 0909 numbers to prevent abuse by companies who use them.

3 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Opta, the telecoms watchdog, plans to tighten its supervision of 0900, 0906 and 0909 numbers, to prevent abuse by the companies using them.

The organisation says many companies keep customers on the line with alluring promises but nobody to speak to. An unexpected waiting time of more than ten minutes is, Opta says, a reason to suspect

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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2 Comments To This Article

  • wesley-nl posted:

    on 4th July 2008, 11:12:14 - Reply

    Eh! I only pay for an sms when I send it, not receive it!
  • 20% (?) of youth population posted:

    on 3rd July 2008, 22:09:57 - Reply

    The OPTA should also take measure against the abuse of SMS "services".

    At least they should enforce a clear statement of what the cost per received SMS will be as the currently used abbreviation is really unclear "p.o.b.".

    It cost me (and I am sure a lot of other people) 60 euros to find that out!