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How to call an international premium rate number (country code 979)

Calling to an International Premium Rate Number

International Premium Rate service phone numbers explained

Phone number structure

Phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit represents a charge indicator – ‘1’ is ‘high’, ‘3’ is ‘medium’ and ‘5’ is low. ‘9’ is designated as a ‘special’ charge indicator.

The remaining eight digits are the subscriber number.

There is no geographic placement of +979 numbers. They can be anywhere on earth.

An international freephone number may be ‘attached’ to a regular land-line (fixed line) phone, a mobile, VoIP, or a satellite phone system.

Calling from an International Premium Rate Number

International Premium Rate numbers are intended for inbound calls only.

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