Number Translation Service

Number Translation Services
Code of Practice
Publication of Prices of Calls

CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW
2. STATUS OF CODE
3. CUSTOMER INFORMATION & ADVICE: PUBLISHED PRICE LISTS & WEBSITES
4. CUSTOMER INFORMATION & ADVICE: ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL & NEW CUSTOMERS
5. PROCESSES & PROCEDURES

1. INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

1.1 Objectives

The key objective of this Code of Practice is to ensure that WightFibre provides its domestic and small business customers with readily accessible and accurate information relating to the usage charges for NTS Calls.

1.2 Good Practice

The Code of Practice seeks to ensure that there is a clear framework within which WightFibre is operating in relation to the publication and provision of information to domestic and small business customers about usage charges for NTS Calls.

2. STATUS OF CODE

2.1 Regulation

All Originating Communications Providers, including WightFibre, who provide NTS calls are required under Ofcom General Condition 14.2 to establish a Code of Practice for NTS Calls for their domestic and small business customers (the “Code”).

The Code conforms to the Guidelines set down by Ofcom, and WightFibre complies with the provisions of the Code.

2.2 Compliance

Compliance with the Code does not guarantee compliance with any other legal requirements.

2.3 Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with the Code does not affect the validity of any contract between the company and the consumer, unless otherwise provided by law.

3. CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND ADVICE: PUBLISHED PRICE LISTS AND WEBSITES

3.1 NTS Calls

NTS stands for Number Translation Service. Users dial a number with an 08 prefix and the telephone system translated this into a 01 or 02 (Geographic Number) and routes the call to the called party. This approach has several benefits. Depending on the time of day the call may be routed to a different destination, distinctive numbers can be used, and there is greater tariff flexibility.

Initially there were three main NTS prefixes:

0800 – free calls
0845 – ‘local’ rate calls
0870 – ‘national’ rate calls

Given the intense competition on local and national calls and the more sophisticated functions, 0845 and 0870 calls now tend to be more expensive than local and national calls.

3.2 NTS Prices

The tariffs for NTS services are available from WightFibre on request, and on its web site www.WightFibre.com in the same format as all other call types. The tariff information provided includes:

 

 

WightFibre price list gives prominence to the following, in particular:

 

4. CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND ADVICE: ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND NEW CUSTOMERS

4.1 Promotional Material

WightFibre in advertising and promotional material that refers to call pricing includes the maximum prices that apply to NTS calls, alongside a clear reference that all of its NTS prices are publicly available and on its web site www.WightFibre.com .

4.2 New Customers

When a new customer signs up WightFibre provides maximum prices that apply to NTS calls alongside a clear reference that all of its NTS prices are publicly available and on its web site www.WightFibre.com .

5. PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES

5.1 Customer Services

WightFibre has procedures in place to:

 

 

5.2 Customer Awareness

WightFibre has procedures in place to make customers and advice agencies aware of the existence and content of this Code, for example by referring to the Code in sales and marketing literature.

The Code is available free of charge on request and at www.WightFibre.com .

5.3 Accountability

To ensure accountability WightFibre has allocated responsibility for compliance to:

Jacqueline Berry
Sales and Operations Manager
WightFibre
56 Love Lane
Cowes
PO31 7EU
jackie.berry@wightfibre.com