Phoning 0900 service numbers to be made cheaper

Phoning company 0900 service numbers will cost the same as an ordinary fixed line phone call from July 1, the economic affairs minister said on Friday.

Companies will only be able to add a fee of €1 per phone call on top of the normal phone costs for calls to 0900 and 18 information numbers. At the moment, some information numbers cost €1.30 a minute.

‘This means customers will no longer be confronted with high bills when they phone a company they are a client of,’ economic affairs minister Henk Kamp said.

He is giving companies until June 2014 to make the changes.

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