For more than 15 years, the market for premium rate numbers (Premium Rate Numbers 0900-0901-0906) has been part of the Swiss economic landscape and aims to ensure that the population can benefit from a large quantity of services by telephone, in return for an appropriate cost.
The business of 0900, 0901, 0906 numbers – so-called value-added, surcharged, or even Premium Rate Numbers and Audiotel – has been booming overall since its liberalization (1998-1999). Persons holding this type of number can offer various services through this means (entertainment, infolines, hotlines, ticket offices, clairvoyance, astrology, competitions, services for adults, etc.), which are billed to consumers according to a specific call rate.
Currently, the value-added number sector is evolving in Switzerland and internationally. Despite Switzerland’s demography (about 8 million inhabitants) and the small area of the territory, it is emulated, especially because it is considered a payment method in its own right by the consumer and it affects the entire population. : French-speakers, German-speakers and Italian-speakers. Compared to our neighboring countries, our market could seem proportionally insignificant. Nevertheless,