which we suggest be posed to all users of 084 numbers.
We understand that telephone companies need Ofcom to keep them honest, but believe that Government Departments, Businesses and Charities should be able to tell the truth for themselves, now that we all know what it is.
Ofcom has decided that the Service Charge component of the cost of calls to all 084 numbers will be retained. This represents between 2p and 7p per minute.
When all of the other issues surrounding the “Unbundled Tariff” have been resolved, a regulatory requirement for users to declare their Service Charge will come into effect. We ask “Why wait?”.
We urge our supporters and all customers, members, owners and shareholders of organisations using 0845, 0844 and numbers to ask them The Big Question now.
We will publish answers that are given. We invite journalists to make their own enquiries and will be pleased to provide information further to that provided in the detailed briefing.