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Old 31.05.2021, 19:14
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0848 numbers cost while on hold?

Quick Q: Do I pay .08/min while I'm on hold for an 0848 number? If so, what a total scam.
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Old 31.05.2021, 19:22
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Re: 0848 numbers cost while on hold?

Yes. Time is calculated since the moment of the connection was established.

https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/en/...ge-or-not.html

I am not aware of any developments since this article.

https://www.beobachter.ch/konsum/kon...-mussen-zahlen
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Old 31.05.2021, 19:25
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Yes. Time is calculated since the moment of the connection was established.

https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/en/...ge-or-not.html
What a scam. They make money off keeping people on hold, with no idea how much the call will wind up costing in the end.
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Old 31.05.2021, 19:27
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What a scam. They make money off keeping people on hold, with no idea how much the call will wind up costing in the end.
I feel for you, been there. That is exactly the business model of paid phone lines.
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Re: 0848 numbers cost while on hold?

Why would Swisscom, or whomever, share their 0848 revenue with the company being called? That’s what the 0900 numbers or for.

N’est pas?
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Old 31.05.2021, 20:43
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Why would Swisscom, or whomever, share their 0848 revenue with the company being called? That’s what the 0900 numbers or for.

N’est pas?
No, 0900 are premium numbers, 084x are shared cost.

https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/en/...ge-or-not.html

(ps. I fully agree a company "sharing" the cost of what is normally an attempt by a customer to resolve their f**k up is unacceptable)
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Re: 0848 numbers cost while on hold?

0848 numbers are a bit of a scam. I have a sub with unlimited calls to fixed and mobile numbers, but doesn't include 0848 numbers, which not surprisingly are business numbers. However 058 numbers, which are available throughout Switzerland are included. Don't understand what the distinction is, except you pay for one but not for the other.
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What a scam. They make money off keeping people on hold, with no idea how much the call will wind up costing in the end.
That's the idea
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Re: 0848 numbers cost while on hold?

Oooops, we mocked another EFer for suggesting this was a real business model. Apparently, charging people per minute after selling them crap products is indeed a real thing https://www.englishforum.ch/complain...on-t-work.html
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