I am very surprised. In the UK they are premium rate calls. Each vote costs about $2 (£1). There was also a huge public outcry when it was discovered that most of these type of phone in comps and vote lines were scams. Even the BBC abused the premium rate phone-in calls. People were entering a competition for something that had already been decided and the votes were not even counted. So you can see why I am so vehemently against such things.