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    What is this 8p "set up" (more like rip off) charge ?

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      What is this 8p "set up" (more like rip off) charge ?

      Forgive me if I've missed any changes to UK telephony in recent years but I've been abroad and maybe one or two less well publicised scams have been overlooked in my research.

      Just what is this 8p set up charge ? Phones don't need to be set up, that is gobbledegook from the mid 1950s and before when you had to phone the operator and she pulled a wire out of here and stuck another in there.

      All very well to offer free calls on one side then to say yes, this number is 1p a minute but we're going to carve you up for 8p to connect the call. If you only want 59 seconds, you are paying a whopping 800% premium to make the call.

      e.g. 0844 861 2525 or 0845 861 8888 etc.


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