Ofcom today amended the PRS Condition to require all controlled PRS providers from 1 September 2011 to comply with PhonepayPlus’ enforcement directions.
This change is required to ensure the successful implementation of the new PhonepayPlus Code of Practice, which also comes into force on 1 September 2011.
Ofcom has also today published a consultation to consider whether some types of PRS require specific PRS regulation.
Ofcom is proposing that:
- Payforit, a payment mechanism for WAP and web users offered by mobile providers should continue to be regulated by PhonepayPlus; and
- Fixed and mobile portal content services charged to customers’ phone bills should no longer be regulated by PhonepayPlus, but should be self-regulated.