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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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With this new service callers will be able to leave a voice message if the recipient is not available and the recipient will be sent an SMS informing them of a missed call, and voice messages will be accessible over a special premium-rate telephone number.
Members of the public participate in the show by calling a premium-rate telephone number in an attempt to be put through to the studio to answer a quiz question.
Residents are asked to call a premium-rate telephone number for more details only to discover there is no delivery and they have been charged up to pounds 15 for the call.
The packaging gives a premium-rate telephone number so punters can enjoy a 'interactive chat with naughty boys and girls'.
It also lists a premium-rate telephone number and contact address for web users interested in 'dogging'.
A premium-rate telephone number lets you speak to a qualified GP seven days a week.
They make their cash by charging callers through the nose to call these public bodies through premium-rate telephone numbers they themselves have set up.
1, Star TV and Viva Schweiz quiz shows of their premium-rate telephone numbers, saying that they violated gambling laws.
Dial-up internet users are being hit by a new scam in which their log-on connections are diverted through premium-rate telephone numbers, hitting them with hefty phone bills.