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  Premium-rate telephone number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The issuing of these numbers to service providers is typically regulated by a national body, such as ICSTIS (the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services) in the United Kingdom, to ensure certain community standards are adhered to both in terms of content and price.
These telephone numbers are usually allocated from a national telephone numbering plan in such a way that they are easily distinguished from other numbers.
A 1-900 telephone number, in the North American Numbering Plan, usually has the form 1-900-###-####, as is often called a 900 number or a 1-900 number ("one-nine-hundred").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/900_number   (870 words)

 900 (number)
903 = 3 7 43, sphenic number, triangular number
929 prime number, palindromic prime, sum of nine consecutive primes (83 + 89 + 97 + 101 + 103 + 107 + 109 + 113 + 127)
946 = 2 11 43, sphenic number, triangular number
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 900 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the square of 30 and a Harshad number.
In Greek number symbols Sampi ("Great Pi" ostensibly from the visual resemblance to the Greek letter), which is signified by a convex horizontal arc with two parallel vertical lines below.
In some parts of the world, such as the UK and Commonwealth countries, 999 (pronounced as 9-9-9) is the emergency telephone number; it is as of 2004 being quickly supplemented, by the international emergency number 1-1-2 and the North American 9-1-1.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/900_(number)   (1682 words)

 Florida Attorney General - How to Protect Yourself: "900" Prefix Telephone Numbers
"900" numbers are called "pay-per-call" services because you pay for the call as well as the cost of the information or service provided during the call.
Charges for the 900 number calls are set by the 900 number companies, not by the government or by the telephone companies and often are much higher than regular long-distance rates.
Bills for "900" numbers should tell you who to contact if you think there is a problem and provide a local or toll-free number that you can call to dispute charges.
myfloridalegal.com /pages.nsf/0/f0e34764bd10c5c085256cc90071bbaf?OpenDocument   (344 words)

 NANPA : Numbering Resources - 900-NXX Assignments
900 numbers are used for premium services, with the cost of each 900 call is billed to the calling party.
Potential customers in search of a particular 900 number should download and review current 900-NXX assignments, find the NXX for the number they want, and contact the service provider listed to determine if the number and service they want is available.
Unlike toll free numbers, 900 numbers are not portable, so 900 numbers may not be ported from one service provider to another.
www.nanpa.com /number_resource_info/900_codes.html   (148 words)

 AT&T SITE NAME: TIER 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
900 calls are services for business-to-consumer applications, government-provided services, professional expertise services, information providers and voice personals that can be reached by dialing a long distance number that starts with "900/976." These numbers reach a variety of pre-recorded messages, or can be answered "live." Additional charges usually apply when you access these 900 pay-per-call services.
Similar to toll free (800) numbers, 900 pay-per-call numbers may be accessible from anywhere in the United States, or may be accessible only from certain regions or geographic locations.
Customers are responsible for their 900 calls, therefore, they have the option of disconnecting the call immediately to end or avoid charges.
www.consumer.att.com /relay/900.html   (975 words)

 BuyerZone.com | 900 Numbers: Buyers guide, page 1
Although the concept has been battered in the past by scams and negative press, 900 numbers have quietly gained acceptance as a practical way for firms to provide detailed technical help or post-warranty support to their customers.
900 numbers are an excellent way to charge support costs to customers who actually need the extra service.
Since 900 numbers are not necessarily considered to be that reputable, businesses considering using them should be very careful to think through the cost and benefits of the service before implementing a program.
www.buyerzone.com /telecom_services/900_numbers/buyers_guide1.html   (312 words)

 900 Number Business Facts
When you own a 900 number the profits are made in accordance to the number of calls your lines receive.
As a 900 business owner you'll be able to promote your 900 numbers in many different ways.
900 numbers were first created in 1980 for ABC during the Reagan/Carter debates.
900profits.com /900facts.html   (474 words)

 How to Use a Profitable, Client-Getting 900 Number in Your Business
In large numbers, they call 900 numbers that provide them with up-to-the-minute information on a subject that is always changing.
With 12% of Americans now calling 900 numbers (the same percentage, by the way, who surf the net) there is a big variety in the kinds of people you can reach.
As a 900 number entrepreneur you are not tied to an office, or even your own hometown.
www.4hb.com /20040607072145.html   (814 words)

 Custom900.com - How it works - Custom 900 lines
We are the industry leader with 10 years in the 900 number business.
When a caller dials your 900 number, the call is routed to whatever location you've specified.
Callers are reluctant to use a 900 number unless it provides something they want, need or enjoy.
www.custom900.com /howitworks.htm   (307 words)

 900 Numbers: FTC Rule Helps Consumers
When you dial a 900 number that costs more than $2, you should hear an introductory message or "preamble." You can't be charged for this message.
Under the FTC 900 Number Rule, companies are prohibited from advertising or offering pay-per-call services to children under age 12, unless the services are truly educational in nature.
Before you call a 900 number, be sure you understand the cost of the call and the nature of the information or service you'll receive.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/nine.htm   (1382 words)

 The 900 Number Rule - Consumer Help
This Rule was implemented by the FTC to fight abuses regarding the advertising and use of 900 numbers by services selling information or entertainment programs delivered over the phone, and billed to the caller's phone bill.
This information cannot be hidden in small print: The cost of the call must be next to the 900 number and printed in a size that's at least half the size of the 900 number.
When you dial a 900 number that costs more than $2 per call, before the information or entertainment program begins, you should hear an introductory message or "preamble." You can't be charged for this message.
www.dmaconsumers.org /900numberrule.html   (918 words)

 Complying with the 900-Number Rule
If the 900 number is given only in the audio portion of the ad and not presented visually, the cost must be stated immediately following the first and last delivery of the 900 number.
When one-half the size of the number would be too small to be legible, such as in classified ads, the disclosure must be in a type size that is large enough to be read, perhaps even the same size as the 900 number.
The agreement must be established before the call to the 800 number is placed, and it would have to meet all of the requirements listed in Who Must Comply with the FTC Rule.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/900number.htm   (9264 words)

 Bank Uses 900 Number to Service Customers
Intrust Bank in Wichita is using an innovative 900 number application to solve one of its problems related to customer service.
The average call to Intrust’s 900 number lasts about three minutes, at the rate of three dollars per minute of which the bank keeps over half of the amount.
Since beginning to use the 900 number, the number of unique calls to Intrust’s check verification line have dropped significantly: from 300 per week to 40 per week.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/1/prweb202124.htm   (563 words)

 900 Telephone Number Schemes
In recent years, 900 telephone numbers, in which the caller pays a fee per minute, have been used by television stations to elicit viewer participation and to offer services, such as current weather conditions.
Never dial a 900 number unless you are absolutely sure of how much you will be charged and are willing to pay it.
Be wary if after dialing one 900 number you hear a message asking you to dial a second 900 number.
www.usps.com /postalinspectors/fraud/900.htm   (451 words)

 Pager and "900" Number Scams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1995 and early 1996, scams involving pager licenses and pay-per-call "900" numbers emerged as easily the most prevalent among the get-rich-quick investment opportunities peddled by high-pressure telephone con artists.
Nonetheless, the investment con artists prey on the public's love affair with the information superhighway claim that paging licenses and "900" numbers are low-risk deals ideally suited for inexperienced or unsuitable investors.
If you are being sold a paging license or "900" number interest as an investment, it (and the company selling it) may have to be registered with your state securities agency.
www.oag.state.ny.us /investors/pager_scams.html   (1490 words)

 900 Number Service
Most 900 numbers are accepted by people and adopted by companies as a powerful way to obtain and provide detailed technical help or any services to their customers.
The 900 number service always give you an opportunity to earn a huge amount of money within the shortest possible time.
For those who are serious and want to earn some extra money, 900 adult numbers are one of the most viable options.
900numberservice.com   (233 words)

 The truth about 1-900 numbers
900 numbers have been heavily advertised over the last few years as a great way to make money.
When the numbers became popular a few years ago, sex and adult lines were a large part of the business.
There are some psychic lines that are generating millions of dollars in calls per month (Although Dionne's did go bankrupt, didn't the psychics warn her?) but every single one of these lines has huge advertising budgets and the people renting out lines are not going to advertise a thing, only rent you the lines.
www.wspromotion.com /900numbers.html   (516 words)

 Pay-per-Calls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If the odds cannot be forecasted, the factors which determine the odds must be explained: for example, if the chances of winning a prize depend on the number of entrants in the contest, this should be stated.
Likewise, if you receive an ad for a telephone service in the mail which includes "access numbers," or any code uniquely addressed to you, understand that this may be a solicitation for a presubscription arrangement.
In either case, when you assert a billing error, your complaint should include the name and telephone number to which the charge was billed, the amount and date of the charge you are contesting, and an explanation of why you believe this charge is mistaken.
www.newyork.bbb.org /library/publications/subrep2.html   (3148 words)

 900 Number Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services
They are offered through 900 numbers and always carry a fee greater than the cost of simply transmitting the call.
Fees are typically charged to the telephone number from which the call was placed and appear on the monthly telephone bill.
Calls to 900 numbers must be listed separately on your bill, but a call to an IP in a foreign country may not necessarily be designated as an information services call — it may be billed as an ordinary toll call or a "calling card" call.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/consumerfacts/900Fact.html   (997 words)

 900 Numbers, 900 Number Service, MCI & AT&T 900 Numbers, 900 Number business
All 900 numbers are regulated on both the federal and state levels as well as by the carriers and local telephone companies.
Rerouted 900 numbers are for all other 900 numbers that we reroute to a telephone number or multiple telephone numbers in the USA or Canada.
If they sell you a free 900 number or say their fee is only $50 per month for example, they will simply retain all of the revenue earned on your program as their fee.
www.best900.com   (3715 words)

 The Work From Home Directory - 1-900 Number Home Based Business
As well, the number of 900 numbers out there was relatively small, but that number was growing at a faster and faster rate as the decade came to a close.
Years ago 900 numbers were appealing because the information or entertainment offered on them was hard to obtain elsewhere.
Unfortunately, this means that a lot of companies and unscrupulous individuals setup 900 numbers to defraud people out of their money.
www.workfromhomedir.com /1900_business.shtml   (852 words)

 FCC's Parents' Place: Using the Telephone Responsibly: 900 Number Blocking
The FCC regulates United States telephone companies that are involved in transmitting and billing interstate pay-per-call ("900 numbers") and other information services.
Some companies or organizations sponsor 900 number services for opinion surveys, information, entertainment or other services.
Read our fact sheet on 900 number pay-per-call and other information services...
www.fcc.gov /parents/telephone.html   (244 words)

 900profits.com. Earn Big Money In The 900 Number Business.
But if you still don't believe that the 900 number industry is the easies, and most promising and rewarding business to be in right now, take a look at what a few of our "formerly skeptical" clients had to say about us...
We then send you a new 900 number and all the other details you need in an email to get you set-up fast.
On the 25th of every month, you receive your 900 number check without hardly doing a thing for it.
www.900profits.com   (2528 words)

 900 Number Consumer Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Non-payment of 900 service charges or charges for similar types of service will not result in disconnection of you local or long distance service.
However, access to 900 numbers may be blocked for non-payment of legitimate charges.
You should not be billed for 900 services that are not offered in compliance with federal laws and regulations.
www.altelco.com /900num.html   (364 words)

 900 Number Know-How
Launch your own 900 number business and sell pre-recorded information over the telephone to a national market -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
You will be amazed how easy it is to start your own 900 number business.
To launch a profitable 900 program, you must learn the secrets to success.
www.niagarapromotions.com /books2/900.htm   (329 words)

 MichPSC - Protect Yourself When Using 900-Numbers
It doesn't matter who dialed the 900 number — a minor, a guest or someone working in your home — the call will be billed to the telephone number of a call's origination and the billed party will be responsible for paying the charges.
Be aware that charges are always incurred when you participate in a program offered through a 900 number, even if the 900 call was originally accessed through a toll free number.
Keep in mind also that while calls to 900 numbers must be listed separately on your bill, calls to a service provider in a foreign country may not be designated as such.
www.cis.state.mi.us /mpsc/execsec/alerts/900number.htm   (736 words)

 FTC: 900-Number Rules -- V960013
This is because the disclosure requirements of TDDRA and the 900-Number Rule appear to work best in the context of a 900 number, where the consumer is charged only by the information provider, not the long distance provider.
As a general matter, there are a number of reasons why an information provider might wish to use a combination of a presubscription agreement and ANI billing as opposed to simple use of a 900 number.
For instance, the information provider might desire to prevent the consumer from being able to take advantage of 900 number blocking or the protections afforded when a consumer is billed for a 900 number call.
www.ftc.gov /be/v960013.htm   (3050 words)

 Membership+ - 900 Number Access   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is the number that you received after calling the 900 number.
Please ensure all the numbers you have entered are correct.
Always include your name, order number and 900 number pin code with an explanation of the problem.
www.membershipplus.com /webaccess.shtml   (102 words)

 900 Number, MCI 900 Numbers, Worldcom 900 Numbers, 900#, 900#'s
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Numerous 900 number programs have proven to be successful over the years.
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