02 Access Charge Soon To Be 45 Pence per Minute

On the 1st of July Ofcom introduced a highly significant change to the way we get charged for making certain telephone calls. All calls to service numbers (that’s any number beginning with 084, 087, 09 or 118) are now charged differently: There’s an access charge (set by the network provider) and a service charge (set by the company you’re calling). More on service charges O2 are set to bump up their access charge after initially setting it at 25 pence per minute. The new charge of 45 pence will come into effect on the 17th of August, and brings O2 closer to its competitors. When the new charging system was […]

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How to Structure a Conference Call Interview: A Mock Plan

Using conference calls for interviews – particularly in the preliminary stages – can be a really great idea with a whole host of benefits for both interviewers and interviewees. Thanks to the availability of genuinely free conference calls, a great deal of money can be saved on the cost of commuting and renting appropriate meeting spaces. It can also be a really good way to help good applicants to feel slightly more relaxed and able to talk comfortably, as they will be in an environment familiar to them. What’s more, a preliminary screening using conference calls can be an excellent way to generate a select list of promising applicants that […]

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Are You Traveling to Meetings in the Heat? Hold A FREE Conference Call Instead

Anybody familiar with a commute to work – or, in fact, any use of public transport – knows only too well that no matter how unpleasant it may normally seem, it can always get worse. It can get hot. Many commuters rely on crammed, stuffy trains filled with people so impatient and frustrated they practically radiate their own heat. And while using public transport is good for our planet,  travelling on a hot train is far from the ideal way to spend the short-lived summer we experience in the UK. Not that cars are much better either, sitting in standstill traffic with the sun beating down on you and baking […]

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Get up to Date: Changes to Call Charges That Affect All of Us

Today marks a significant change in the way you’re billed for calling numbers that begin with 084, 087, 09 or 118. These numbers, known as ‘service numbers’ are used by companies to offer services of all types. Some conference call providers for example, use an 08 dial in number (although we don’t do that because we want you to be able to make conference calls for free!). If you’re not up to date, read on to find out how the changes to call charges will affect you and your phone bill. Before the 1st of July, calls to service numbers were normally given like this: And if you’re not on a […]

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