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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According to the FTC, many of these pseudo-government organizations "misrepresent their services, promote out-dated or fictitious job offerings, or charge high up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job." Many such agencies also direct interested parties to a toll-free 800 number, then switch the caller to a pay-per-call 900 number once connected.
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.
After all, you're the only person in the house and you have never called a 900 number before.
A 900 number was set up to handle the calls from inconvenienced travelers, but that number is not free, so have a credit card ready.
Of the 900 number one records since the charts began in 1952, Liverpool's first was Lita Roza's 1953 hit (How Much Is) That Doggy In The Window.
On paying for a general-admission pass to the festival, viewers received a packet that included a map delineating the locations of Janssens's interventions and a telephone card that provided a 900 number that visitors could use to call the artist's answering machine.
(Seattle) to bill products and services to their phone bill; the charges appear as a 900 number. eCharge says the company's service appeals to consumers who want to keep credit card and personal information private.
According to Barnes, it is appropriate to implement a 900 number if a company wants to reduce expenses or if the demand of a product is high and the supply is low, a 900 number would be justified.
Often, an individual unwittingly chooses to become a victim of a con game by calling a 900 number in response to a postcard or television ad, handing over money to a complete stranger, or volunteering a credit or phone card number.
If you are unable to wait until the next issue for the answers to the quiz, call our 900 number from a touch-tone phone (see page 8).