Ofcom, the communications regulator, are changing the way some numbers are advertised and billed. As-of 1st July 2015 you will be required to display pricing as follows:
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As the customer is responsible for the payment of the bill, it is understandable that there should be certain safeguards to protect them. From 1986 to the present, the premium rate industry has been self regulated through the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services (ICSTIS), a non-statutory body, financed by the telephone companies. ICSTIS rebranded itself as PhonepayPlus in 2007 and as Phone-Paid Services Authority in 2016.
The Phone-paid Services Authority set and maintain the standards for the content and promotion of PRS, whilst investigating any complaints that may arise. As a guideline The PSA publishes information relating to their work and recommend measures to achieve compliance with the Code.
For more information see the Phone-paid Services Authority website: http://psauthority.org.uk/.
There are increasing regulations imposed on promoter’s in an effort to increase transparency and improve consumer complaint handling. Navigating new regulations and requirements can be daunting, but we’re here to help. Our handy guides itemise the important points and make validating your artwork a breeze. Be sure to sign-up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep abreast of new regulations.
What do I need to become an Independent Promoter?
That’s it. Once we have these we can issue you numbers and you can start promoting numbers.
Promoting numbers has several obligations in itself which are listed below.
How and where should I display terms and conditions?
The following are mandatory inclusions for your advertising:
You may require additional terms and conditions as required. Here are some ideas:
The following criteria applies to all advertising:
As as an Independent Promoter you are bound by Phone-paid Services Authority Code of Practice and can be fined by them for non-compliance. The last thing we want is for anyone to be penalised; we therefore kindly request you send all artwork to us for validation before promoting — by following the simply guidelines above this should be a mere formality.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.