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Orange SMS Charge

Discussion in 'Orange' started by kurtph1969, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. kurtph1969

    kurtph1969 Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2010

    I have been on to Orange CS (UK) about this and they weren't much help, so I am hoping someone can shed some light here. I noticed on my bill the other day that I have been charged for what looks like a text to a mobile number (I am on an unlimited text package). The number 07800140082 turns out to be a text back service for First Utility gas/electric company to allow you to submit meter readings via sms. I have checked their website and there is no indication that I would be charged for texting this number. I have also searched the Orange website for details of charges to an 07800 number and found nothing.

    Orange's response from 150 was that it is a "mobile number diverting to a land line so I have to pay for it". I have never heard of this before, although I was aware of Premium 07000 numbers a few years back. Is anyone aware of these strange mobile numbers? We could be unwittingly and unknowingly paying for texts thinking that these would come out of inclusive minutes. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


  2. psionandy

    psionandy Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    button pusher
    Sounds like you may have to take this up with First Utility rather than Orange.

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