Example: The Customer presses ‘33’ on their keypad The call timer is paused.
The Agent is put on hold The Customer will hear a prompt asking them how many minutes they would like to add.
As for whether the boy could be charged with fraud for lying about his age, legal sources told Consumer Watch that it was very unlikely that the court would decide to prosecute a minor for fraud, given the circumstances. Social Network, which trades as Hot Live Girls, is based in Uvongo, and owned by Keith and Martie Lewis.
Your 800 Bill to Credit Card account will give callers the opportunity to increase the length of their call before time runs out thereby extending the call without hanging up!This feature was designed to help you make you more money!On the issue of under-age callers, they said If they insisted on being sent proof of age, callers would probably hang up and call another chat service, they said.But again, they said they’d re-look at their processes.A person over the age of 12 who commits a crime can be held liable for the offence, they said; they threatened to play the call recording in court and seek judgment against the father for the unpaid debt, and have his salary garnished.
Nerisha Besesar, an associate in Durban-based law firm Shepstone & Wylie’s litigation department, said someone under 18 had no legal capacity to enter into a contract, and in this case it was clear the boy did not understand and appreciate the terms of the contract.Boys will be boys, so the saying goes, and it seems that for some teenage boys that means seeing an advert for a sex chat line – in a newspaper or online – and deciding to make that call.They assume, naively, that the only cost will be that of a cellphone or landline call, but a week or two later their parents get a bill reflecting that the dirty talk came at a cost of around R1.65 a SECOND, for a minimum of 10 minutes.And then comes the harassment to pay up, followed by threats to charge the boy with fraud – for lying about being over-18 at the start of the call – and to play the recording of the conversation in court, and to seek a civil judgment against the parent for non-payment of the debt.The big issues in this scenario, aside from the moral ones, are: can parents be held liable for paying for a service obtained by a minor child, and would a court prosecute a minor for fraud under such circumstances? 94.” And then Lily delivered the crucial information about the cost of the service, very fast, without the pauses which would have given the words meaning.In this boy’s case, his few minutes of saucy talk saw his father getting a bill for R1 560.