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Call Costs Over an Hour

I was 103 mins to an 0345 number. Have been charged £7.31.

Are we charged for the whole time not just the excess. I couldn’t have redialled as it was a complicated call to Senior Railcard Network Rail.

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Re: Call Costs Over an Hour

Hi Elleeross, thanks for posting.

 

Sorry to hear about the charge you incurred for the call to an 0345 number. It's my understanding that if the call goes over an hour you would be billed for the whole call - apologies for any frustration caused.

 

If you think you may need to call such numbers like this again going forwards possibly it's worth looking into upgrading your phone package via your online account (virg.in/myVM) or by speaking with the teams on 150/ 0345 454 1111, or via text on 0753 301 6422.

 

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@Elleeross wrote:

I was 103 mins to an 0345 number. Have been charged £7.31.

Are we charged for the whole time not just the excess. I couldn’t have redialled as it was a complicated call to Senior Railcard Network Rail.

Thanks.


The cost of the call is for the minutes after the first 60 minutes (assuming the first 60 minutes falls within your particular call package)

The rate is 17ppm so 17p x 43 min = £7.31 as charged.

See page 3 below

https://www.virginmedia.com/content/dam/virginmedia/dotcom/images/mobile-browse/downloads/010420_Eve...

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Re: Call Costs Over an Hour

You're charged for the time over 60minutes.

As per https://www.virginmedia.com/callcosts - 43 minutes (103-60) @ 17p/min is £7.31 exactly.

Posts all crossed while I was finding the PDFs to check... Edited to add, a very broad rule of thumb with "unlimited" call packages is...

Landlines will be unlimited upto an hour and charge beyond that. Mobiles don't tend to have any "redial to avoid charges" rule, but some network operators have an auto cut-off after a number of hours.

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Thank you for your help. I’ll be very aware in future.
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