Telephone numbers starting with 0900, 0901, 0906
These "value-added service numbers", also called "premium-rate numbers", clearly meet a need and represent a simple method of paying for certain services. In the vast majority of cases, operation of these numbers complies with the rules which are in force. But it is important to remain vigilant when dialling these numbers: the charges are sometimes very high and abuses do occur.
For example, these numbers allow you:
to reserve a train ticket or a ticket for an event,
to find help for your computer or legal problems,
to find out your horoscope for the day,
to call adult entertainment services.
When you call a number starting with 090x, you pay:
The 3 types of numbers
0900: business and marketing
examples: help desk, information service, ticket sales and reservations, or sales of other services or products, etc.
examples: horoscopes, "chat forums", games, telephone competitions, surveys, etc.
0906: adult entertainment
example: sex lines
These numbers are also used as fax numbers. However, they cannot be used as internet access numbers (PC dialers).
Who offers these services?
Back to overview 0900, 0901, 0906 - Numbers that cost
0900, 0901 and 0906 numbers are allocated by OFCOM directly to content providers. Since 1 February 2005, the latter must indicate a correspondence address in Switzerland if they are based abroad. The names and addresses of number holders are published on the OFCOM website: