Paying the price over asking for a little help

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Helpdesk numbers that charge up to 45p a minute will be banned next month.

The Government is making it illegal to use premium 084 and 087 numbers.

Alex Hodgson, of Sheffield telecom company One2Call, said: “Consumers need to be aware that they should have a non-084 or 087 option available to them after June 13 such as an 03 or local dialling code number.