In my earlier blog, I gave a brief introduction on how premium rate numbers work, how you can earn money from owning one, and a whole host of things associated with the process in general.I also touched briefly on advertising premium rate numbers.Having read my earlier post, you may have believed that the prospect of making money with premium rate numbers was a tough one. More critically, the aim of my last blog was to encourage potential premium rate number purchasers to make sure that they have an understanding of what they are getting in to. I in this post will try to provide you with some useful tips on how to make money with your premium rate number.In order to proceed, you first need to ask yourself the following question: what kind of service am I going to offer people?One scheme involved inducing users to download a program known as a dialer that surreptitiously dialed a premium-rate number, accumulating charges on the user's phone bill without their knowledge.Another now-uncommon premium-rate scam involves television programming that induces young children to dial the number, banking on the notion that they will be unaware of the charges that will be incurred.
Numbers with the 900 area code were those which were expected to have a huge number of potential callers, and the 900 area code was screened at the local level to allow only a certain number of the callers in each area to access the nationwide long distance network for reaching the destination number.
You may want to setup a joke, horse racing or even an adult chat line.
As you can see, there are many things you can do, many services you can provide people, with a premium rate number.
A 1-900 telephone number, in the North American Numbering Plan, has the form 1-900-###-####, and is often called a 900 number or a 1-900 number ("one-nine-hundred").
Area Code 900 went into service January 1, 1971, but the first known to have been used in the United States for the "Ask President Carter" program in March 1977, for incoming calls to a nationwide talk radio broadcast featuring the newly elected President Jimmy Carter, hosted by anchorman Walter Cronkite.