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Misuse of dialling codes

ArthurDent
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Registered: 25-02-2013

Misuse of dialling codes

So yesterday I made a mistake dialling an 0800 number on our landline. Instead of hitting 2 as part of the no., I hit 3. It was alarming to immediately get a recorded message saying that calls to that no. are charged at £1 per minute. How can this happen on 0800?
Similarly we've had incoming mobile calls from an allegedly 0345 no.      Er . . .?
Isn't it time that BT took a more proactive approach to such occurrences. I guess they won't, though, because there's cash going in the bank for BT.
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itsme
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Re: Misuse of dialling codes

BT are not the only telecom company.
Ofcom issue numbers and control prices.
I suspect you misdialled the 0800
What's wrong receiving 0345 calls,  It's common practise when calls centres are no geolocated.