900 number


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900 number


n.
a telephone number preceded by the three-digit code “900,” used to provide information or entertainment for a fee charged directly to the caller's telephone bill.
[1985–90, Amer.]
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The third method that will be available shortly for purchasing our reports is through a 900 number which will allow you to call up and receive our picks over the phone.
Every day there are new 900 number applications being created on literally hundreds of subjects.
Uses range from popups and cookies to keystroke loggers that can detect and transmit user passwords and credit card numbers, as well as 900 number dialers that can automatically ring up charges on users' phone bills.
The public can obtain information about registered sex offenders by dialing a 900 number, which recently identified its 1,000th sex offender.
Finally, the third-party organization accesses the AHRS Web site or the 900 number Requestor InfoLine to secure the employee's authorized data.
Since January, people seeking information about sex offenders have been able to examine a book kept by the sheriff's station watch commander or call a 900 number in Sacramento.
It is the major reseller of MCI/Worldcom 900 number services and manages large call center operations.
In July, the pageant organizers announced that after the final 10 are chosen, viewers will be able to add their votes to the judges' via a 900 number.
They were cheated out of money because they were induced to call the 900 number for fraudulent programs.
Telera lets Sabrina Scott offer its services via a toll free number versus the more common 900 number offerings.
Yiannakou was commenting on reports that a string of recent text messages were targeting men with promises an eC[pounds sterling]unforgettableeC[yen] time with eC[pounds sterling]hot Greek womeneC[yen] by simply calling a 900 number.
From the late 1990s through 2002, the woman whose real name is Youree Dell Cleomili Harris was a late-night staple who, in a thick Jamaican accent, urged viewers to dial a charge-by-the-minute 900 number to have their fortunes read.