Calls to so called “Premium rate services” typically offer information and entertainment such as chatlines, games , voting lines, ringtones, competitions and adult services. A lot of charities also use them as an easy way to raise money.
In Ireland all premium rate numbers begin with “15” – so be aware that when dialling any number starting with 15 – that in some cases the call could end up costing you quite a lot of money. (€3.50 a minute in the worst case)
Here is a list of the premium rate call charges for some of the main mobile providers in Ireland as well as the charges from an Eir landline. (Checked March 2017)
|1512 (per call)||45c||50c||25c||39c||50c|
|1513 (per call)||70c||70c||61c||70c||70c|
|1514 (per call)||90c||90c||76c||90c||90c|
|1515 (per call)||1.20||1.20||1.01||1.20||1.320|
|1516 (per call)||1.80||1.80||1.52||1.80||1.80|
|1517 (per call)||2.50||2.50||2.03||2.50||2.50|
|1518 (per call)||3.50||3.50||3.05||3.50||3.50|
|1520 (per min)
|1530 (per min)
|1550 (per min)
|1560 (per min)
|1570 (per min)
|1580 (per min)
|1590 (per min)
|1598 (per min)
|1599 (per min)
Most phone companies charge the same rates for these Premium Rate numbers.
Premium Rates Texts: Sending or receiving a text from a premium rate service (for example, to enter a competition or cast a vote) will usually cost more than a normal text message.