Phone regulator ICSTIS renames as PhonepayPlus
From a press release by ICSTIS see full article [pdf]
The premium rate telephone regulator, ICSTIS, will become PhonepayPlus on 15 October 2007.
We believe that PhonepayPlus will give consumers a much better understanding of the help and advice we can provide. PhonepayPlus will continue where ICSTIS left off. We will continue to regulate the promotion, content and overall operation of all services
that are subject to our Code of Practice, and we will continue to take action against those companies who break our rules.
From early 2008, we will also start regulating all services offered on 0871 numbers.
PhonepayPlus will focus on pre-empting and preventing problems – the key, we believe, to effective long-term consumer protection and a dynamic, growing industry. We will be working closely with a number of organisations over the coming months on a
range of new consumer protection, youth education and industry 'prevention rather than cure' initiatives. We want to have the right measures in place to engender an industry-wide culture of compliance where services are offered responsibly and consumers
get a fair deal.
Other than our change of name, our postal and Freepost addresses, as well as our switchboard, fax, Contact Centre and Media Office numbers, will be unaffected. Our new website address will be