Your investment in a phoneword can vary according to the value of the number, the geographical area the lease covers, the service provider you nominate and the duration of the lease. Your investment is invoiced on a monthly basis generally by direct debit. Your investment can range from $100 (regional) to $3000 (National) per month.
What is overdialing
Overdialling occurs when a person dials a phoneword that is longer than the standard length of a 1300, 13 or 1800 phone number.
Here’s an example:
Most 1300 numbers have a 10-digit primary number. If you dial 1300 MR PHONEWORDS you are actually dialling a 12-digit number (1300 677 466 396 737). Phonewords allow for this by giving a business an extra 2 to 4 numbers. The extra numbers are effectively “ignored” by the phone carrier who reads only the first 6-10 digits pressed hence bringing the phone number back in line with the standard phone number length.
Here is a quick overview of overdialling allowances on phonewords: