Comreg to introduce important changes to non-geographic
numbers from 01/12/19
In a move to avoid confusion and to further protect customers, Comreg is making two important changes to NGNs that will both be in place by 2022.
- Geo-Linking Condition: from 1 December 2019, a call to an 1850, 1890, 0818 or 076 NGN will cost no more than the cost of calling a landline number. This means that if landline calls are included in your “bundle of call minutes” then NGN calls will also be “in bundle”. No separate charge will apply for any NGN call (unless you have used up your bundle of call minutes).
- NGN Consolidation: From 1 January 2022, the five NGN ranges will be reduced to two. The 1850, 1890, and 076 ranges will be withdrawn and the 1800 (Freephone) and 0818 range will remain. This 3 year period is to allow organisations that use NGNs time to prepare.
For further information about the decision, click the link below to go to the Comreg press release.