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Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

Final statement published 1 October 2018 070 numbers are designed to be used for personal or ‘follow-me’ services. When someone calls a 070 number, their communications provider pays a wholesale termination charge to the 070 service provider for the call to reach the recipient. The caller is then charged a retail price by their communications provider for making that call. As part of the Call ...
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OpenTAP access number changes

Due to the new Ofcom regulation changes effective immediately you are required to change the access number for OpenTAP Due to legislation and regulation changes Ofcom has decided that as of October 2019 all 070 Personal Numbers will be re-rated to the cost of a mobile call. Therefore we can no longer support OpenTAP on the current access numbers 07045607101 or 07011106620. You must therefore chan...
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TAP to Mobile SMS text messaging for home security alarm systems

Do you need mobile text (SMS) messaging for your home security alarm system or other monitoring of systems such as internet servers, water heaters, meter readers, level monitoring etc.? Try the UK's leading TAP to Mobile Text (SMS) Messaging Gateway, approved by Texecom and Honeywell. Find out more....
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Calls to 0800 freephone numbers now free on mobile phones and landlines

Freephone numbers starting with 0800 or 0808 are now free to call from mobile phones as well as landlines. The move is part of an overhaul of phone numbers and charges planned for many months by regulator Ofcom which has now come into force. It said the cost of so-called service numbers, starting with 084, 087, 118 or 09, had also been simplified. But there are warnings of confusion over th...
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How to use your PrepayGEO UK numbers with a mobile VoIP (SIP) app

You might be wondering how you can use your new PrepayGEO UK numbers on your mobile phones? Well that's easy, just download the follow Groundwire App from the Android Store or the iPhone app store. Here are the links provided for you so you can learn more about the Groundwire app, which is compatible and recommended by us for use with your VoIP (SIP) PrepayGEO UK numbers. Android App ...
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End of the line for rip-off 0800 numbers: Mobile phone users currently charged up to 20p a minute will dial for free after fees are outlawed

Operators are charging up to 20p a minute - even if 0800 numbers are free Some are important services run by Government and NHS departments Watchdog Ofcom published proposals to put an end to the rip-off in July Telecom watchdogs are to stop a rip-off that allows mobile phone firms to charge customers to call supposedly free 0800 numbers. Currently mobile phone companies charge customer...
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The Mobile Industry Will Shift… Again

A guest post by Mark Selby. Mark is the former VP of Industry Collaborations and Multimedia at Nokia. These days he is a highly sought after independent consultant and speaker who serves on a wide range of  boards.  The seemingly inexorable growth of mobile phone use continues apace. Upgrades from feature phones to smartphones, shorter phone replacement cycles and use of dual-sim phones are all...
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Galaxy G2 to text my mobile

Question: I have finished installing my G2 +44 alarm last week after ironing out the final problems. All works well but I would like it to text me when there was an alarm trigger. I have a Virgin phone line and a Virgin mobile.From what I have recently learned the panel uses the tap protocol to send the message. Ideally I just want to be paying for the odd text message in an alarm situation. Is t...
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