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"premium-rate" in British English

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premium-rateadjective

uk   /ˈpriː.mi.əmˌreɪt/ us   /ˈpriː.mi.əmˌreɪt/
A premium-rate phone number or service costs more to call than a normal phone number: a premium-rate number/line/service You had to call a premium-rate line to enter the contest.
(Definition of premium-rate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"premium rate" in Business English

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premium ratenoun [C]

uk   us   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.
premium-rate
adjective [before noun] also premium rate
The are contactable 12 hours a day, seven days a week by calling a premium-rate number.
(Definition of premium rate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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