The Phone-paid Services Authority (previously PhonepayPlus) is responsible for regulating phone-paid services in the UK. Phone-paid services are those products and services that can be bought by charging the cost to a mobile phone bill and pre-pay accounts, as opposed to other types of payment methods..
The Phone-paid Services Authority have a partnership with the ASA, that sees both companies providing mutual support to one another for regulation in areas with mutual interests, e.g. ads which use PRS as a payment device.
Examples of the types of services the Phone-paid Services Authority regulates, includes:
- TV voting
- News alerts
- Charitable donations
- Interactive games