Bravo Sunderland and West Ham’s Claret & Hugh: ripoff phone line is history

Jake: 'sometimes you just have to meddle in other people's business'
Jake: ‘sometimes you just have to meddle’

The ripoff 0871 phone line is no more, at least for people calling SAFC. Few will mourn its passing.

Salut! Sunderland can claim no credit, beyond having drawn the issue to SAFC supporters’ attention, but let us applaud today’s announcement from the club.

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SAFC’s promising response as West Ham site toasts victory in ripoff lines campaign

Jake: reason to be cheerful
Jake: reason to be cheerful

Sunderland AFC has effectively confirmed to Salut! Sunderland that it is considering the possibility of scrapping the Premier Rate phone numbers, otherwise known as ripoff lines, that hit fans in the pocket when they call the SoL – without producing significant income for the club.

That, at least, is my interpretation – a fair one, I think – of the club’s response to questions I posed earlier this week.

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