Secondly, and more importantly, mobile phone service providers are NOT (mostly) deducting minutes on calls to 1890, 1850 or 0818 (and now 076 numbers as well) from your contracted minutes bundles.Therefore, every call to those numbers on your mobile will cost you directly.Just click on the Tweet button on the right hand side of the page, in the menu bar.This will bring you to a page, as shown below, which will allow you post a message directly from your Twitter account to your followers. It was the NCTS (National Car Testing Service) that I was alerted to first who had made the decision to no longer provide 1890 contact numbers.So, save yourself money by using this website on your mobile phone, or on your pc.
In this case, mobile phone service providers are actually following the rules of “Lo Call” numbers exactly to the letter of the law.Last week, the consumer awareness website Value published a useful list of land line numbers which you can contact as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive numbers. There are about 20 new numbers added, while 25 number updates / clarifications have been made.Please note that there are about another 50 updates pending, and once I confirm the numbers involved, I’ll get those numbers up on the site also.Please feel free to contact me any time if you have any suggestions for the website.Calls made to 1890, 1850, 0818 and 076 numbers from your mobile may be expensive, but they are not premium rate numbers. This came up recently in some comments on the Say No To1890 Facebook page: It’s probably worth noting that technically, these numbers are not premium rate numbers.While mobile users who pay by bill have a block of “free” minutes credited to their phone each month, these minutes include standard land line and mobile numbers, but usually not other numbers.Dialling these numbers can cost up to 49c per minute when calling from a mobile, and up to 8c a minute from a land line. This evening I have made updates to the website whereby upwards on 45 numbers have been updated.And Com Reg will tell you that they won’t interfere in business decisions of the mobile phone service providers.They won’t, but they could if they really wanted to, or if they were directed to by their government department, but such a direction isn’t ever likely. Since February, I’ve been waiting for responses from 5 different government sponsored organisations to provide geographic alternative numbers for the 1890 and 076 numbers provided as contact information on their websites.This website will provide Irish consumers with geographical alternative telephone numbers to use instead of the 1890, 18 supplied by Irish Businesses, allowing Irish consumers save some money.So, if you’re calling from a mobile and use a geographic alternative number instead of a 1890 / 1850 / 0818 number, you can save up to 40c per minute on your calls.