premium rate


premium rate
'premium rate
adj BrE
premium rate number/line/service
a telephone connection to a particular service or company that costs a lot more than the usual rate when you call it because the company you are calling takes some of the money that you pay

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • premium rate — UK US noun [C] UK COMMUNICATIONS ► a higher rate that a phone company charges customers for special phone numbers: »Anyone who wants to respond can dial at premium rate of around £1.50 a minute and leave a message. → Compare STANDARD RATE(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • premium-rate — UK US noun [C] UK COMMUNICATIONS ► a higher rate that a phone company charges customers for special phone numbers: »Anyone who wants to respond can dial at premium rate of around £1.50 a minute and leave a message. → Compare STANDARD RATE(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • premium rate — The premium charged for insurance. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins §§ 503 et seq. The rate at which the premium on an insurance policy is calculated …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Premium-rate telephone number — Premium rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged. Unlike a normal call, part of the call charge is paid to the service… …   Wikipedia

  • Premium Rate SMS — Short Message Service (engl. für „Kurznachrichtendienst“, Abk. SMS) ist ein Telekommunikationsdienst zur Übertragung von Textnachrichten. Er wurde zuerst für den GSM Mobilfunk entwickelt und ist nun in verschiedenen Ländern auch im Festnetz als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • premium-rate telephone number — noun A telephone number for which an extra charge is assessed to the caller, part of which is returned to the owner of the number. Syn: 800 number …   Wiktionary

  • International premium-rate service — (IPRS) refers to internationally available telephone based premium services. It is analogous to 900 or 976 numbers in North America, which always incur a recipient defined charge in excess of regular call charges. Internationally, this service… …   Wikipedia

  • International Premium Rate Service — is a planned international telephone service, using the country calling code 979, based on caller pays calls from participating countries to the IPRS subscriber s number.The format of the numbers will be 979 a bcdefghi, where the a digit, 1, 3, 5 …   Wikipedia

  • premium — pre|mi|um1 [ˈpri:miəm] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: praemium profit, reward , from emere to take, buy ] 1.) the cost of insurance, especially the amount that you pay each year ▪ insurance premiums 2.) an additional amount of money, above… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • premium — 01. He has expensive tastes, and will only buy [premium] cuts of meat. 02. The yearly [premium] on our house insurance has gone down slightly because we ve never made any claims on it. 03. If you buy [premium] gas for your car, it will run… …   Grammatical examples in English