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Oldjim
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Can I suggest you stop using piddly small blue text - us with less than perfect eyesight have difficulty reading it  Grin
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grudkin
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You Started IT!
[RUNS FOR COVER] Cheesy
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Not me - that is moderator standard designed to not stand out from normal persons posts  Grin
Edit - should that be normal posts by a person  Lips_are_sealed
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I voted for Caller Display as a means of screening calls.
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Not me - that is moderator standard designed to not stand out from normal persons posts  Grin
Edit - should that be normal posts by a person  Lips_are_sealed

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Back on topic,

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No comments on this post please as Anotherone will slap your legs Grin
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Dont help when the local hospital and the Mother In Law come up as number with held Tongue
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Voicemail should be banned.
It's just a way of saying "I'm not in - but I'd like to make you pay for attempting to phone me".  Angry

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pierre_pierre
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are you wining around the  stock, he also managed to destroy my mums uncles South Wales business,  (Abadare Cables, South Wales Switch Gear, and a few others)
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I'll just check first that I'm in the right forum   Wink
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Voicemail should be banned.
It's just a way of saying "I'm not in - but I'd like to make you pay for attempting to phone me".  Angry

Jeremy you forgot to include "it's BT's way of saying I'm going to make you pay for picking up the phone; and dialling; and getting an engaged number" (you can put the full stop where you like!)
Trouble is OFCOM have allowed BT to get away with it and allowed other Telco's to follow.
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VileReynard
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Hi! Jack,
I like the this kind of voicemail:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28417951@N08/3260362056/

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As a BT telecoms engineer, I remember attending various presentations c. 1980 about the coming digital revolution, and how System X exchanges, with all their 'Calling Features', or 'Star Services' as they were then termed, would make telecommunications so much more useful and efficient. Funny, I don't recall there being any mention of added charges to use these enhancements.
Since these features are an inherent part of the system, it seems to me to be gross profiteering for the charges to be as much as they are.
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I like Chris' idea of offering a free feature of either voicemail or caller display and look forward to hearing more about that.

Who's idea? Cheesy Wink
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Since these features are an inherent part of the system, it seems to me to be gross profiteering for the charges to be as much as they are.

If only Thatcher hadn't privatized BT! Roll_eyes
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I think poppy is referring to chrisc's take up of your idea grudkin  Smiley
And I don't think Thatcher is the only one to blame.  Angry
@4Candles
Oh at last. someone of like mind. I've always said this.
BT had ripped everyone off when they were a monopoly and OFTEL/OFCOM have allowed it to continue with all Telcos
With all the advances in technology, BT never gave anything extra free - prices just went up and up.
Why should Telco's charge for ring when free, or 1471 ring back etc, after all they get the profit from the call.
I often make a simple comparison to TV. Nearly 40 years ago you could buy a decent large (then 26") screen colour TV for about £400.
Today, you can buy a fairly decent large screen TV for around £400. But look what you get for that now. The reliability of semiconductor technology, digital processing, stereo sound, remote control, teletext, LCD screens etc.etc.
What did BT give us, price rise after price rise.
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grudkin
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Certainly not, Thatcher got a lot of things right unlike Brown so far!
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With all the advances in technology, BT never gave anything extra free - prices just went up and up.
Why should Telco's charge for ring when free, or 1471 ring back etc, after all they get the profit from the call.
What did BT give us, price rise after price rise.

Maybe that could change with the 21CN PSTN switchover. Roll_eyes
LOL, Ever the optimist! Grin
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British Telecom backs Tech Mahindra Satyam deal

AFX UK Focus
LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - BT Group Plc, the British telecommunications carrier that holds 31 percent of India's Tech Mahindra Ltd, said it backed its affiliate's plan to acquire a stake in scandal-hit Satyam Computer Services.
"As a shareholder in Tech Mahindra we support the deal," a BT spokesman said.
BT is also a major customer of Tech Mahindra, which provides software services.
Tech Mahindra said on Monday it would pay more than $550 million for a controlling stake in Satyam Computer Services Ltd , throwing a lifeline to the fraud-hit company and propelling itself into the top tier of Indian outsourcing companies.
(Reporting by Andrew Callus) Keywords: SATYAM/BRITISH TELECOM (andrew.callus@thomsonreuters.com +44 207 542 6303; Reuters Messaging; andrew.callus.reuters.com@reuters.net)

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