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Dave Beans

How much for directory enquiries?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-4946192/How-10-minute-phone-call-118-118-cost-49.html



To call 118 118 today, it costs £8.98 for the first 60 seconds and £4.49 per minute after that. This is a 56 per cent increase compared with two years ago, when you paid £5.74 for the first 60 seconds then £2.99 per minute.

BT's 118 500 charges £5.50 for the first 60 seconds, and £2.75 thereafter. So a ten-minute call would cost £30.25. In 2015, BT charged £5.38 for the first 60 seconds and then £1.39 per minute, meaning a ten-minute call cost £17.89.

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Wow, that's a blast from the past there!

Here there is no landlines to speak of, let alone a directory for them!

Everybody is connected via LINE, FB, Viber, WeChat, What'sApp and Telegram anyway, why do you need to call someone to give you someone else's contact details.

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1 hour ago, Bkkandrew said:

Wow, that's a blast from the past there!

Here there is no landlines to speak of, let alone a directory for them!

Everybody is connected via LINE, FB, Viber, WeChat, What'sApp and Telegram anyway, why do you need to call someone to give you someone else's contact details.

I haven't used it in years, but I was utterly shocked to see those sort of prices when pretty much everyone has the interweb...

https://www.thephonebook.bt.com/person/

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Directory enquiries is now just a scam.  Absolutely no-one uses the service to actually get a number.

They are completely reliant on naive people making a mistake once, and kids mucking around (once).  To be fair to them, given the ease of information access these days it is probably the best way to squeeze whatever residual value remains from the service.  It is an unethical one-way street, though.

They should either shut them down or regulate them hard.

 

 

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