Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)
0845 and 0870 NUBERS
More and more companies, organisations and government departments are using 0845 and 0870 phone numbers to pay for their switchboard costs. When you call from a landline it is MORE expensive than a local call and when you phone from a mobile it can cost you pounds before you talk to a human. Why should we pay these iniquitous charges? Why are not more people incensed by this? Poor people are more likely to have a pay as you go mobile than a land line so if you have to claim jobseekers or you are a single mother on benefits and need a crisis loan you will have to phone a 20 or 30 pence a minute number to claim it ...
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