Premium rate services (also known as Multimedia Information Services) include the following categories of services:
- Purchases (e.g. ‘downloading’ games, ringtones, videos).
- Participation in TV game shows via telephone
- Adult services
- Weather forecast
- Astrology/card reading
- Sports news
They typically cost more than sending a normal SMS message or calling a fixed or mobile number. The cost of such services is directly charged on the user’s fixed/mobile phone bill. Also, there are relevant subscription services to which users need to register, with or without charge.
Premium rate services are provided through the numbers listed below:
806 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
812 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
825 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
850 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
875 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
901 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
909 ΧΧΧ ΧΧΧΧ
190 ΧΧ-196 ΧΧ
The 5-digit numbers 141 ΧΧ and 196 ΧΧ are premium rate numbers for gambling.