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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 29th May 09, 3:30 PM
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    • 29th May 09, 3:30 PM
    0845 calls via BT 4.5p per min and 8p call set up unless you have their unlimited plan.

    Evenings and weekends plan are free Fair use policy applies – max. 1,000 mins or 150 calls a month. If either of these limits on free calls is exceeded, BT will charge for these calls until further notice See Terms & Conditions for full details
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 29th May 09, 3:33 PM
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    • 29th May 09, 3:33 PM
    Look up 0845 etc. numbers on say no to 0870.

    I have found a few 0800 alternatives or 01/02 numbers
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 29th May 09, 3:48 PM
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    • 29th May 09, 3:48 PM
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    • 29th May 09, 3:48 PM
    Most 0845 calls are included in BT's call plans (i.e. they're free at weekends if you have the Unlimited Weekend Plan, they're free evenings and weekends if you have the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan and they're free at all times if you have the Unlimited Anytime Plan.

    If you're calling at a time when your Plan does not include them, they cost 8p connection + 2p/minute weekdays or 8p connection + ½p/minute weekday evenings (all call plans include weekend 0845 calls).

    However, if you have a 18185 account, they're cheaper still via their freephone gateway number (08081703703) - 5p connection and ½p/minute at all times.
    Last edited by Heinz; 29-05-2009 at 4:23 PM.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
    • derrick
    • By derrick 30th May 09, 2:01 PM
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    • 30th May 09, 2:01 PM
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    • 30th May 09, 2:01 PM
    0845 calls via BT 4.5p per min and 8p call set up unless you have their unlimited plan.

    Evenings and weekends plan are free Fair use policy applies – max. 1,000 mins or 150 calls a month. If either of these limits on free calls is exceeded, BT will charge for these calls until further notice See Terms & Conditions for full details
    Originally posted by I luv cats
    Maximum cost on BT is 2p per minute, ( they have not been 4.5p for a while now, although your 8p connection is correct), outside of a call plan, i.e. included weekends with line rental only, as that is their "Unlimited Weekend Plan ", included evening and weekends with their "Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan", and included at all times with their "Unlimited Anytime Plan", (cost for this is £4.95 per month).

    Details here.

    Don't forget they are not "free" they are inclusive!
    Free means zero cost, to have these included you need to pay BT the line rental, so incurring a cost.
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