These prefixes are: Since their introduction, 0900 phone numbers became a popular channel for premium phone services in Brazil, charging users special fees per minute with payment handled by the telephone operators.
By the end of the 1990’s, however, a significant number of complaints were directed to companies operating these services, such as imposing extraordinary charges per minute and not providing clear information about the costs and payment methods, which were severe violations of the Brazilian Consumer Defense Code.
A law project from 1999 instituted the following requirements for telephone operators who provide 0900 phone numbers: All these restrictions combined led to the near extinction of value added services offered through 0900 numbers in Brazil.
Brazilian regulations impose heavy restrictions for premium-priced phone number services.
In this article we will detail what are the regulations for this sector and what alternative methods are used to provide premium phone services.
Premium-rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged.
Unlike a normal call, part of the call charge is paid to the service provider, thus enabling businesses to be funded via the calls.