Telephone companies typically offer blocking services to allow telephone customers to prevent access to these number ranges from their telephones.
In some jurisdictions, telephone companies are required by law to offer such blocking.
Adult chat lines (phone sex) and tech support are a very common use of premium-rate numbers.
Other services include directory enquiries, weather forecasts, competitions and voting (especially relating to television shows).
Refunds will not be provided for locked mobile phones or other handset issues.
No refunds will be given unless you have contacted us beforehand.
Diplomatic services, such as the US Embassy in London or the UK Embassy in Washington, have also charged premium rates for calls from the general public.
In many European countries, for example France, Germany and the United Kingdom, it was common for organisations to operate customer service lines on premium-rate numbers using prefixes that fall outside the scope of the country's premium-rate number regulations.
This is not a problem as Global SIM has a number of alternative methods to complete a call. Unfortunately this is not something that Back Chat can assist with, as we do not have access to your network's unlocking codes. Most problems can be fixed through a quick call or email. If you have any problems with your Back Chat's Global SIM please contact us and we will assist you.Premium-rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged.Unlike a normal call, part of the call charge is paid to the service provider, thus enabling businesses to be funded via the calls.