cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

What is number 66668

Anonymous
Not applicable

My son has 66668 numbers as both recieved and sent messages. What is this?

Message 1 of 9
31,622 Views
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

adamtemp64
Level 66: Unequalled
  • 16454 Posts
  • 312 Topics
  • 1316 Solutions
Registered:

http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/Number-Checker/Check-a-Number-Results.aspx?ncn=66668

iPhone 11 Pro 256gb on unlimited data
iPad Pro 12.9” 2020 256gb refresh o2 family discount
Apple Watch series 4
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Wincanton South Somerset (Full 4g 3G 2g indoor coverage) Remember we are all customers here not customer services

View solution in original post

Message 2 of 9
31,619 Views
8 REPLIES 8

adamtemp64
Level 66: Unequalled
  • 16454 Posts
  • 312 Topics
  • 1316 Solutions
Registered:

http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/Number-Checker/Check-a-Number-Results.aspx?ncn=66668

iPhone 11 Pro 256gb on unlimited data
iPad Pro 12.9” 2020 256gb refresh o2 family discount
Apple Watch series 4
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Wincanton South Somerset (Full 4g 3G 2g indoor coverage) Remember we are all customers here not customer services

View solution in original post

Message 2 of 9
31,620 Views

Anonymous
Not applicable

@adamtemp64 wrote:

http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/Number-Checker/Check-a-Number-Results.aspx?ncn=66668


Here's a question, the following presumably forms part of the T&Cs for this service :

 

"Account holder's permission required and must be aged 16 or over"

 

If that hasn't been complied with then should the charges be refunded ?

Message 3 of 9
31,611 Views

adamtemp64
Level 66: Unequalled
  • 16454 Posts
  • 312 Topics
  • 1316 Solutions
Registered:

@guest2 is correct and a complaint can be lodged directly from the page I linked to assuming under 16

iPhone 11 Pro 256gb on unlimited data
iPad Pro 12.9” 2020 256gb refresh o2 family discount
Apple Watch series 4
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Wincanton South Somerset (Full 4g 3G 2g indoor coverage) Remember we are all customers here not customer services

Message 4 of 9
31,605 Views

Anonymous
Not applicable

My 12 yr old daughter spent £35 on this over 2 days.  Fortunately I just got her bill soi stopped it getting higher. I contacted Bongo on the number on their website and they agreed to refund the charges and block her number.

 

O2 say they cannot block premium texts - which is crazy as they can block premium phone numbers.  Nearly all these premium text services begin with a number other than "0" so should be easy.

 

O2 sort it out!

Message 5 of 9
30,069 Views

adamtemp64
Level 66: Unequalled
  • 16454 Posts
  • 312 Topics
  • 1316 Solutions
Registered:

I would also report the copmpany to phonepayplus as above this company needs stopping

iPhone 11 Pro 256gb on unlimited data
iPad Pro 12.9” 2020 256gb refresh o2 family discount
Apple Watch series 4
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Wincanton South Somerset (Full 4g 3G 2g indoor coverage) Remember we are all customers here not customer services

Message 6 of 9
30,065 Views

Anonymous
Not applicable
While it's not their fault I must admit I don't see why O2 can't block premium texts can't or won't?
Message 7 of 9
30,060 Views

a_hcir
Level 5: Ponderer
  • 133 Posts
  • 17 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

@Anonymous wrote:
While it's not their fault I must admit I don't see why O2 can't block premium texts can't or won't?

In a previous thread, the reason given was that they'd have to build & maintain a whitelist and may inadvertently block SMS services that aren't necessarily premium rate (like those ones the local radio stations have etc.)

However, I'd argue that reasoning is a load of poppycock - if they can accurately bill for these premium rate services, it is trivial to block them.  In reality, I believe it's because the operators take a nice chunk of the revenue and so have little incentive to block them, backed by a toothless regulator who have a name that sounds like a dodgy company that provides premium rate services (phonepayplus) that doesn't advocate having a network level block for these services that only 0.0000000000000000000001% of the age appropriate population are actually interested in.

Message 8 of 9
30,051 Views

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 123955 Posts
  • 612 Topics
  • 20082 Solutions
Registered:
I have to agree that the option to opt in or out would be welcomed....
Along the same lines as the Adult 18+ restrictions that are automatically imposed.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Message 9 of 9
30,046 Views