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Topic # 13728 25-May-2007 21:01
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As above, is there any other company that is able to provide 0900 or any other type of premium rate number, other than TNZ?

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Reply # 72264 25-May-2007 23:23
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Just did a quick search, and this is what I have found

Telecom New Zealand:


Telecom 0900 is a Telecom service by which Service Providers are able to provide, and charge for, information access by telephone or internet by Account Holders. The parties involved in the provision of a Telecom 0900 Service are:

i. Telecom;

ii. Service Provider;

iii. Account Holder; and

iv. In some cases, a Third Party Carrier.




So to sum up, no as you can see in point 4.

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  Reply # 72265 26-May-2007 00:26
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Hmm - checking the NAD, 090X XX are "premium rate" numbers, Telecom owns all of the 0900 XX range, but Callplus and WXC both have ranges reserved (since 2004). Maybe maverick would like to shed some light on this? ;) Telecom's 0900 rates are somewhat... excessive....

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  Reply # 72276 26-May-2007 09:07
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The issue with these number ranges are the billing as each one can be charged at different rates, most customers have Telecom home lines so for example if someone dials a WxC 090x number that the customer wanted charged at $20 one day and $15 the next there it is extremely difficult for this to be charged by Telecom , or one customer wanted his 090x number charged at 4.99 and another at $10 it does make it extremely difficult which is generally why you don't see to much competition for 0900 type services

There are plans for these number ranges in the future but in the short term, as billing systems and NGN services are upgraded there will be hopefully more opportunity to supply these numbers and offer competitive services




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