We’re only going to look at three of these reasons: psychic hotlines, competitions/games and adult sex/dating/phone chats.
This is because there are far more guys using the service than girls. Many people who do psychic readings over the phone also use these numbers.
Some of them are genuine and others are simply trying to entice you to spend your money so they can pocket the profit.
It’s very easy to become hooked on psychic readings if you’re a believer, especially if the things they predict come true.
If their predictions are correct, it’s more likely that you’ll want to ring them again and again to keep receiving the prophecies which can be self-fulfilling anyway.
If you dial a 1900 sex chat line such as telefetish.com, you pay anything up to $2.00 per minute or a flat fee of $30 to have a live conversation with a lady about whatever tickles your fancy.
There are also numerous dating chat lines where the conversations can range from the very mild to the extremely explicit.
There are thousands of psychics out here and they advertise live readings and/or recorded astrology predictions.
You have to keep trying until you find someone reliable.
Companies use this quite commonly for competitions to enable people to vote by texting a name to a specified number and if people could use their cell phone, it’s likely that the call cost may be reduced, depending on the person’s plan.
In Australia, you can use your cell phone but the call costs end up being significantly higher than if you were to use a landline.
Individuals and businesses can choose to ban access to 1900 numbers to help keep their phone bills down.