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German regulator issues ordinance against ping calls

Monday 4 December 2017 | 15:09 CET | News
The ordinance is intended to protect consumers from making expensive return calls provoked by so-called "ping calls", said the agency. Ping calls bait consumers into making international phone calls when their mobile device rings briefly with a number whose international dialing code can be confused with a local German code. For example, Madagascar's dialing code of 00261 can be easily confused with Koblenz's area code of 0261, said the agency. 

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