Tip of the Week (The Sunday Tribune)

The Sunday Tribune

Sunday August 18th, 2008

Eddie Lennon

Tip of the Week

Phone users are being ripped off when they make calls to government departments and large companies via 1850, 1890 and 0818 numbers. While mobile users who pay by bill have a block of “free” minutes credited to their phone each month, these minutes include standard land line and mobile numbers, but usually not other numbers.

Dialling these numbers can cost up to 49c per minute when calling from a mobile, and up to 8c a minute from a land line. Last week, the consumer awareness website ValueIreland.com published a useful list of land line numbers which you can contact as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive numbers. The list is available at www.SayNoTo1890.com.

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One Response to Tip of the Week (The Sunday Tribune)

  1. Brendan Chapman 9th December 2016 at 14:50 #

    Currys Customer Service in Ireland. You list a local no as 2908 700. That did not work for me today 9Dec16. The no 01 878 1640 DID work. This is listed on their website. Thanks for the great work! Brendan

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