Psychic Services - Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of the most common questions our customer care team have been asked over the years. Its not exhaustive but we do hope you find it helpful. Remember if you want, you can contact our customer are team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – details can be found on our contact us page

Billing and Payments

Are there any hidden charges?

Not from Psychic Switchboard. The price we quote is the price we charge. We would draw your attention however to the fact that mobile networks “surcharge” calls, particularly to “09” numbers. Please check without your network operator to see if this is the case. If you phone from a landline you can avoid this surcharge or credit card customers can phone 0800 075 8585.

Why can't I access your “09” number from my mobile phone?

Sometime mobile operators bar their customers from phoning “09” numbers to avoid them running up large bills. You can phone your mobile operator and request this bar to be lifted.

What is the best way to purchase a credit card reading?

You can always purchase a reading from within the call! Once you dial the 0800 number advertised you will be prompted within the call whether you wish to purchase a reading or not. It's a great way to top up a reading too once on a call If you want to extend the length of a reading.

You can also seamlessly purchase a reading from within a call, its your account and you can top up and buy readings when you like and how you like.

How do I make repeat payments?

Once you have set up a Psychic Switchboard account by speaking to our customer care team, you can phone the 0800 number that you usually use to speak to our readers and purchase a reading from within the call – just follow the simple in call menu prompts.

How will the cost of a reading appear on my credit card bill?

Readings will appear as being from "".

Why wasn't my payment authorised?

Generally this is because VISA, our credit card partner does not recognise the card details you have provided or there is some data missing. Please check that you have entered all details correctly, especially the long number, expiry date, CVV security number (the last three digits on the back of the card) and on your contact details that you have put in the correct post code for the address that the card is registered with.

If everything has been entered correctly and we still cannot authorise the transaction, please contact your credit or debit card company direct.

Will you bill me without me agreeing to it?

Never. We do not run subscription services and will always seek your consent before you are charged for any service. Remember you do have to be 18+ to use our services and have the bill payers permission.

I don't have a credit or debit card. Can I still have a reading?

Yes, you can still have a reading. You will need to call our Premium Rate service on the following number, 0905 355 1555. Calls are charged at 80p per minute plus your network's access charge.

What conditions do I need to fulfil in order to have an account with Psychic Switchboard?

You must be over 18 years of age. You must also have a valid credit or debit card. You can also sign up by phoning our customer care team who can talk you through setting up an account and do the hard work for you. Call them now on 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily).

I use the service a lot, why am I directed to customer care when I try to get another reading?

This is because we have noticed you are a frequent customer and have spent quite a lot this month on readings. For your security, we need you to confirm you are happy to continue to use our services.

Log In and Accounts

Can I only phone in from a number I've set up with you

Yes. For your additional security we chain your account to a telephone number that you specify so that only calls from that number can spend your money! You can change this number – or add up to two more – at your convenience by logging in and looking for the “change telephone” tab within “my account”.

I have credit and debit cards, can I have more than one account registered with Psychic Switchboard?

You are only allowed one account with Psychic Switchboard and you will only be able to register one debit or credit card at any one time. This is for your own security and protection. You can change this at any time.

Are my details going to be shared with a third party?

No. We will never share your details with a third party. If you suspect your details has been obtained by another person you must notify us immediately by calling our customer care team direct on 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily) or email us at

Why do you need to know my address and birthday?

We require your birthday to ensure that you are over the age of 18, this service is for adults only. Your address is only required if you wish to purchase a reading using your debit or credit card. All data is held securely and we will never share this with a third party. You can see our full privacy policy here.

What is your Data protection guarantee?

We take the privacy right of our users very seriously and seek to ensure the highest standards of compliance with the UK Data Protection Laws and Regulations. We have an up-to-date entry under the Data Protection Register. You can see our full privacy policy here.

Can I cancel my registration with Psychic Switchboard?

Yes, you can at any time. For your own security and protection this must be done by you writing or by email from your registered email address to us asking for your registration to be cancelled.

Questions and Complaints

I wasn't satisfied with my reading and I would like to complain about them

All our readers go through a test reading and a rigorous engagement process before being accepted in to the Psychic Switchboard team and we take all complaints very seriously. If at any time you are dissatisfied with a reading and you want to complain about a specific reader or reading you had, please write to our customer care team direct at

A reader is shown as clairvoyant but they told me they don't have this skill and I want a refund

Please email us at or call direct on 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily) detailing the nickname of the reader you spoke to, their PIN as well as the time and date you had the reading and we will investigate in full. It usually takes 48 hours to complete our investigation and process a refund so please be patient.

How do I listen to the recordings of my previous readings?

To listen to the recording of your previous readings, please call 0901 024 0044 from the registered number you used to have the reading. Please note recordings are kept for up to one month and you need to press 1 before being connected to the reader on the original call (as prompted within the service) to ensure your call is recorded for you to listen to at a later date.

A reader wanted to exchange their private details with me. Is this allowed?

Our readers are not authorised to disclose or receive any personal or contact information. If any reader offers or discloses this, please notify us immediately by calling 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily) or email us at Please note down the reader's nickname or their PIN and refer it to us for investigation.

Why do I get cut off while using your services?

Very often customers get cut off while being on a call because they are calling from a mobile phone and they go out of network coverage. If you get cut off please call our customer care team on 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily) in the 24 hours following the call you made to our services so we investigate the cause.

I want to speak to a specific reader and they are always busy. How can I book a reading with them and ensure I get a reading?

To grant the chance to every customer to speak to their favourite reader we do not have a booking system on Psychic Switchboard. We do however have a premium service which will put you in a queue and allow you to speak to your favourite reader as soon as they get off the phone. To access this Premium Service charged at £1.25 per minute, please dial 0800 075 8836.

General Questions

How should I prepare for my psychic reading?

In order to get the most from your reading we recommend you find a quiet place to call and choose a time when you're least likely to be interrupted. It's also a good idea to have a couple of spiritual questions prepared in advance. You'll find all Psychic Switchboard psychic readers are friendly, insightful and entertaining.

How can I choose my Psychic Reader?

There are two ways to do so, either on our website or actually on the phone service itself when you call.

Search for a psychic reader on the web
You can use our website to search for an available psychic reader. Available psychics are indicated by the presence of a green dot near their profile picture (yellow dots mean they are busy on a call, red dots means they are not available at this time). You can learn more about our psychic readers and what other customers had to say about them by visiting their Profile page which you can get to by clicking on their picture. When you find a psychic reader you have a good feeling about, note their 4 digit PIN which is always located near their profile picture.

Search for a psychic reader when you call
Alternatively, you can dial the freephone number and browse through the voice profiles of our available psychic readers. Just choose Option 1 when you dial. 

Can I continue my reading when my time is up?

Yes. If you wish to extend the reading, or have another reading you can top up your account balance from within the call.

How do I contact Customer Care?

You can find out how to contact us on our contact page. You can contact our customer care team by email, by writing or by telephone on 020 7966 9646 (7am-11pm daily).

What exactly is the Satisfaction Guarantee?

We want you to enjoy every reading and get great value from it. Value is not just about being competitively priced but also about quality. If at any time you are not entirely satisfied with a reading please contact our customer care team direct who will arrange a refund for you. Full details of our refund policy can be found here. We do regret that we can only offer this guarantee to credit card users.

Why have you barred me from this service?

We only bar customers in extreme circumstances. Generally this is because you appear to be underage – you need to be 18+ to use this service, or it is not clear that you have the bill payers permission when phoning one of our “09” numbers. Very rarely we do bar customers where they have been abusive to our readers. If you do think you have been barred unfairly, please contact our customer care team by email at or by telephone on 020 7966 9646.

How long does a refund take to be processed?

You will need to report any reasons why you want a refund in the 24 hours following your use of the Service. We will take two working days to get back to you with a resolution to your complaint. If we decide to give you a refund, it will be processed on the Friday of each week.

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