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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C
Eamonn Farrell/ Priya Young, Alexa Brooke, and Vicky Nami of Babestation in Westport this afternoon.
# Hold the phone
Babestation changes phone number after Westport residents plagued with calls
Some models from the station came to the Mayo town to apologise for any upset.

ADULT CHAT LINE Babestation has changed its number following  public outcry from Westport residents who were being bombarded by calls from users.

Many Irish people were not adding the UK calling code before dialling, meaning many people in the Mayo town were being called at all times of the night from people looking for adult services.

In a statement released this afternoon, Babestation said it was changing its numbers to stop the confusion.

A spokeswoman said: “In July 2015, new number ranges came into effect in the UK. Unbeknownst to Babestation, some of the ranges allocated were similar to Irish domestic number ranges.

In August 2015, we were contacted by the Irish Broadcast Authority (sic) and notified that a resident in Westport had been receiving misdialled calls late at night which he thought might be meant for Babestation.

“Changes were made and that appeared to have solved the issue.”

BABESTATION TV 758A9122_90501118 Eamonn Farrell / Model Priya Young in Westport Eamonn Farrell / /

BABESTATION 758A9035_90501120 Eamonn Farrell / Media scrum in Westport. Eamonn Farrell / /

The company said that “recent issues have highlighted that the issue persisted elsewhere” and they said that, from this evening, they would be using a new number which would “negate the issue in its entirety”.

The adult channel had formally invited Minister Michael Ring to meet representatives in Westport, but he declined the invitation.

Models Vicky Narni, Priya Young and Alexa Brooke arrived in Westport this afternoon alongside colleagues “with the sole intention” of making the number change clear.

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