|What are Premium Rate Services?|
|Getting texts you don't want?|
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|The advert says it's free?|
- 10.04.2013ComReg publishes Information Notice on the Use of Third Party PIN Verification Systems for Premium Rate Services
- 10.04.2013Premium Rate Services - High Court Proceedings Update
- 01.08.2012Premium Rates Services Code of Practice Update
- 09.07.2012ComReg extends permission to Mobilizo B.V. and Realm Communications Ltd. relating to issuing of regulatory reminder messages
- 12.06.2012Premium Rates Services Code of Practice Update
Tips & AdviceIf 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.