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Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

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Registered: ‎11-08-2007

Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

still with bt for my landline, i noticed on the recent bill that the swine charge not only for 0845/0870 numbers, but also for 1471. they sneaked that under the radar when i wasn't looking.  i'm now considering a change of provider.
198kHz
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Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

Quote from: artificer
still with bt for my landline, i noticed on the recent bill that the swine charge not only for 0845/0870 numbers, but also for 1471. they sneaked that under the radar when i wasn't looking.  i'm now considering a change of provider.

1471 is only chargeable if you use the Call return feature.
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=25504
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Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

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get your own free 0844 number like I have and companies using 084 numbers give them your 084 number as contact.

I've got 2, one of which I always use as my contact number if I MUST provide one for a public internet purpose, e.g. domain registration
Really keeps the unwanted calls down, especially as it goes through an automated "call management" service first so they get 30 seconds of music then "trying to connect you" then a meaningless menu - press 1 for etc. etc..
The other one I give out as above and is similar but slightly less tortuous.
Both get forwarded to a 2nd number (call sign facility) on my BT line that is switched to a separate answering machine & handset anyway.
You have to be patient/persistent (or known the "real" number) to even make my phone ring coming in that way, and I don't answer it outside business hours.  Cheesy
magnetism2772
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Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

lol
I'll get me one of them
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Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

magnetism2772
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Registered: ‎06-06-2010

Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

thanks  HP
I can come out from ex directory ( i get all sorts ringing me )
I'll  use a bt free 0844 number and ask them to add me to the directory again
then set up some auto management  where it will make a decision selected on a user option  
on either a 1,2,3, or 4
number  input from off the phone keypad
its a great idea
bj
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Registered: ‎08-08-2007

Re: Stop charging for 0845/0870 numbers

Thanks to all of you who reminded me about saynoto0870. I used to use it then forgot about it.
I guess my PN Home Phone is charged in line with other providers. But I'm disappointed that my Broadband Phone anytime minutes don't include 0845/0870.
Think I'll have to look into getting an 0844 number Smiley