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Oldjim
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Does this number get charged

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-14911686
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Police in Dorset have activated a phone number for non-emergency calls.
Members of the public can call 101 to contact the police to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to local officers.
The new number has been introduced as part of a national programme to ease pressure on the 999 emergency service.
Chief Superintendent Colin Searle said: "This will make contacting the police to discuss non-urgent issues easier and much more straight forward."
"Always dial 999 in an emergency - when life is in danger or a crime is in progress," he added.
The 101 number will replace the current 01202 or 01305 222 222 non-emergency number in Dorset.
It is expected to also reduce the number of inappropriate 999 calls the force receives.
Calls to the 101 non-emergency number from both landlines and mobile phones will cost 15 pence per call regardless of the time or duration of the call.
All forces in the South West have started using 101, and the number will be standard across the whole of England and Wales by January 2012.
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Re: Does this number get charged

We have a similar thing in Sheffield http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/in-your-area/crime-reduction/asb/101
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All calls cost a flat rate of 10p from landlines and mobiles, whatever the length of the call.
Phone companies list these calls in different places on their bills - for example BT include them under Premium Rate (but they only apply the costs above, not Premium Rate charges).
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Hi Jim,
Looking into that. we'll get back to you as soon as we confirm.
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Hi Jim,
I can confirm that this costs 10p per call.
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Re: Does this number get charged

or 15p in Dorset
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More information: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CrimeJusticeAndTheLaw/Reportingcrimeandantisocialbehaviour/DG_185338
Roll-out schedule: http://www.police.uk/101 (this page actually says 15p per call)
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15p from a BT landline.
http://www.bt.com/pricing/current/Call_Charges_boo/0016_d0e19859.htm#0016-d0e19859
Other providers, and mobile phone services, presumably can charge a different price.
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I usually just phone the direct line number x2222 in my area. (On the few occasions I need to call them).
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Well. if anyone gets charged more than 10p by us then do let me know Smiley
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Looks like Sheffield quoting 10p is out of step with all the other forces (I've checked a few).
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my last call to Essex Police
03003334444 03/09/2011 10:06:49 00:05:00 £0.00
before I found out
07/07/2011 101 12:34:15 00:03:00 no  £0.10
06/07/2011 08451400200 19:12:21 00:35:00 no  £0.00
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[quote=http://www.essex.police.uk/default.aspx?page=601]Calls made to 101 will cost 15 pence for the entire call no matter how long the call or what time of day it is. This applies to both landline and mobile phones. Calls to 101 are not currently included as part of inclusive minute or discount packages.
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both my above calls were within the Essex border and using PN home phone, definitely charged £0.10
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It looks like PN are charging the wrong amount because Sheffield have specified a different amount to all the other forces.
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I believe the Sheffield 101 service is a little different from the rest of the country...apart from the fact that it very nearly closed down.
http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=7284
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