FCS Member Groups

Premium Rate Calls

FCS Premium Rate Calls Group provides a discussion group for those companies who take a specific interest in managing premium-rate (09- and 0871-) number ranges. The Group provides a specialist focus for businesses who deal predominantly with terminating premium-rate services, and for those businesses who wish to offer fee-earning numbers to their business customers as part of a wider comms package.

FCS sits on the Industry Liaison Panel of PhonepayPlus, the regulator with specific responsibility for PRS (Premium Rate Services) in the UK, and the Premium Rate Group’s inputs are vital in informing FCS’s campaigning stance in favour of proportionate and transparent charging for business sector users. This work is particularly important, given the vast majority of PRS code breaches occur in providing voting lines and chat services to consumers.

FCS is fortunate in enjoying a close working relationship with Action 4, the trade association for premium rate service providers. This enables industry-specific issues and opportunities to be discussed directly between peers, in a professional and confidential manner.

The Premium Rate Calls group is a specialist sub-group of the FCS Numbering Group, which holds a broad remit for all work around the allocation, porting and use of number ranges.

To find out more about the PRS group and FCS numbering policy work, please contact cgerosa@fcs.org.uk. Or speak to Cathy on 0207 186 5432.