Premium rate services are goods and services that you can buy by charging the cost to your mobile or your landline.
It's important to learn how to recognise Premium Rate Services...
...they are promoted in magazines and newspapers and on the tv, radio and the internet.
If you're not sure about a 5-digit short code number that's on your bill, use our number checker

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Tips & Advice

If you’re signed up to a subscription service on your mobile phone but want to quit, simply text the word STOP to the five-digit short code number associated with the premium rate service (please note that a standard network charge may apply for this text).

Know how to recognise a Premium Rate Service. Most are advertised on "15xx" numbers. Mobile services (such as ringtones and text alerts) will be five digit "short code" numbers (53xxx, 57xxx or 59xxx)

Always read the small print in any advertisement before deciding whether or not to take part.

Be wary of "free" offers or fabulous prizes. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Be careful about who you give your telephone number to. Providing your number can sometimes mean that you are agreeing to a regular service which may cost you more money.

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About PRS


ComReg (the Commission for Communications Regulation) is the independent regulator of phone-paid/premium rate services in Ireland.

Premium Rate Services (PRS) are goods and services that you can buy by charging the cost to your landline or mobile phone. ComReg operates through a strict Code of Practice, which all service providers in Ireland must comply with.

Service Providers are individuals, organisations or companies that provide or contract with Network Operators for the purposes of providing premium rate services.

Contact ComReg


Get in touch with the ComReg Consumer Team in any one of the following ways:

Telephone: 01 804 9668/1890 229668
Fax: 01 8049680
Email: consumerline@comreg.ie

Consumer Line
Commission for Communications Regulation
Abbey Court
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1