The issue of when ordinary "plain" time pay stops and premium rates
of pay kick in has proved a major sticking point in the dispute.
Earlier this year, PhonepayPlus fined two companies Au100,000 each after they created typosquatting websites, posing as Twitter and Wikipedia, and tricked visitors into signing up for a premium rate
mobile phone service.
According to the company, the benefit of offering mobile terminated premium rate
services is that users do not have to send an SMS every time they want certain information, and a single shortcode can be advertised and promoted for a variety of services with different charges associated.
They were pretending to hold parcels for people who had to phone a premium rate
number to claim them.
The most recent SGLI premium change occurred in July 2003 when the monthly premium rate
for basic SGLI was reduced from 80 cents per $10,000 of insurance to 65 cents per $10,000.
It turns out when I got the ringtone text message, I should have phoned a premium rate
number to cancel it.
Mum-of-two Janice, 34, phoned a premium rate
number in a bid to scoop the pounds 10,000 top prize - but all she got was a phone bill for pounds 35 after Friendly TV claimed she called 41 times.
Citizens Advice Bureaux report seeing many cases where Internet users have been unwittingly connected to premium rate
numbers by an innocent click of the mouse.
By uniformly reducing premium rates
and holding contractors to SCA requirements and standards, these agreements will produce tremendous savings for the City and improve the quality of construction in our schools.
The Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services, which regulates premium rate
services in the UK, launched an investigation after it got more than 900 complaints.
A POLICE authority said yesterday that raising cash through a premium rate
phone line for non-emergency calls was ``a step too far at this time'',but have refused to rule out the move in the future.
Subject to the premium rate
rules described above, ongoing pre-September 17 arrangements arguably may operate as in the past, without participants recognizing as income the equity buildup within the policy in excess of the amount needed for premium reimbursement ("excess policy equity").