Man Replaces His Home Phone Number With A Premium Rate Line

22 September 2013

BBC News:

A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.

In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line – so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.

I’m pretty sure this breaks the terms of service for the premium rate line … but it’s still hilarious.