TTNC is to stop offering 0870 phone numbers with immediate effect. Mark Burcher, CEO of TTNC said "Following the confusion surrounding 0870 numbers and the lack of interest in them, we have decided to stop offering 0870 phone numbers. We will continue to support the 0870 numbers that are already being used, but the long term plan is to migrate the users over to other number ranges such as 03 numbers, Freephone numbers or Geographic numbers."Background Information about the 0870 changes
In February 2007, Ofcom performed a Strategic Review of the use of Number Translation Service (NTS), OFCOM has now confirmed some major changes, some of which will affect the use of 0870 Numbers;There will no longer be any Revenue on 0870 numbers by end of January 2008. Mobile and Fixed-Line providers have to charge the same or less for 0870 calls as they do for National Rate Calls to UK Geographic Numbers (01 or 02).
These changes to the regulation of calls to 0870 numbers were intended to take effect on 1st of February 2008, but this date was put back because operators and Ofcom identified certain 0870 services which protected human life and property and where the option to use pre-call announcements could potentially cause a call to fail.
Ofcom is expected to make a further announcement about 0870 phone numbers later this month, TTNC will keep customers and the public informed via new letters and our Web site.