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Spain set to ban premium 902 numbers - report

Friday 4 September 2020 | 09:59 CET | News
Spain's consumer affairs ministry is preparing to amend the country's legislation to prohibit the use of special rate numbers such as those with the 902 prefix, reports online news site El Confidencial, citing consumer affairs minister Alberto Garzon. In a tweet Garzon said the move would be designed to "put a stop to a widespread abuse that increases the bills of working families when they want to make use of their rights before companies."

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