Talk:Premium-rate telephone number

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This page has many wrong statements in it and should not be considered a proper representation of the 900 system. It would take much work to correct all the wrong concepts and items stated as facts that are wrong. I co-produced and directed one of the earliest of the 900 telephone broadcasts, Dial-A-Shuttle. Originally the operators of the world were not signed to receive into the 900 system. Dial-A-Shuttle helped to get the countries signed onto a UN Telecommunication agreement that had not been complete. Making it the first international broadcast via telephone. AT&T had me open the program. -- User: Bonny Lee Michaelson 1:08, 8 May 2012 (MT)

This page ought to be categorized, otherwise it will never be found by most users. --Josiah 19:57, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Agreed -- I did a search on "900 number" today and it pulled up consecutive articles on the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Only by visually scanning the list to see "phone sex" did I finally find a link to this page. ALSO: One of my purposes in looking up the term is to see when these numbers began in the United States, for the article on "Friday Night Videos"; this information is not in the article, so if someone can provide a source, that would be terrific. -- Lawikitejana 05:10, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Merger Proposal[edit]

The Pay-Per-Call article should Not be merged with this one, as recently suggested, for the following reason:

Pay-Per-Call is a Performance-Based Advertising model akin to Pay-Per-Click advertising. Pay-Per-Call is a relatively-new concept and a fast-growing sector that is clearly distinct from - and should not be confused with - Premium rate telephone services / 900 telephone numbers. The-Pay-Per-Call model charges Advertisers a premium to receive calls from prospective customers - The Premium rate model charges Callers a premium to call certain numbers. The calls in both models are ‘routed’ in a similar way, which is why these separate concepts can be mistaken for one another.

The current version of the Pay-Per-Call article includes additional inaccuracies (such as the suggestion that Google helped introduce Pay-Per-Call in 2005). I will try to build up and edit this article in the near future, to correct factual inaccuracies, and to include related citations — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:46, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Pay-per-call is a euphemism used by some telephone companies to refer to premium-rate telephone numbers. Unless some other meaning becomes common enough to justify a disambiguation page, it should merely redirect here. K7L (talk) 17:01, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Undid IP edit[edit]

I reverted an IP edit that added a link to telserv nl, which looks to be a seller of premium rate numbers. On the face of it, this looks like advertisement and does not add any value to the article.

Aethalides (talk) 15:23, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The same IP added the same spam link to toll-free telephone number and direct inward dial. I've reverted both as spam and left a talk page warning. K7L (talk) 17:01, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

$17,000 Phone Bill[edit]

I could not find any citation for this anywhere that supports that it led to section 2881-2890.2 of the California Public Utilities Code, nor could I find any reference to it happening at all. The only references I've found refer back to the statement itself in Wikipedia. I propose it be removed as it has no groundings in fact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:36, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Recommend deletion as well. Closest that could be found was for the 1994 film The Santa Clause with the sarcastic comment that actually turned out to be a premium number and a child ran up a $400 bill. Still expensive, but nowhere near as bad as 17 grand! USN1977 (talk) 19:00, 11 April 2016 (UTC)