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Getting rid of 1571
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:21 PM
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does anyone know the way to remove 1571 the Bt answering thing from your telephone line.I have tried via myaccount>calling features but it comes up with call the automated 0800 789 456 number ,on this number there isnt an option to remove the thing from your line.I dont want to go through calling BT INDIA any more!! any ideas?
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:26 PM
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does anyone know the way to remove 1571 the Bt answering thing from your telephone line.I have tried via myaccount>calling features but it comes up with call the automated 0800 789 456 number ,on this number there isnt an option to remove the thing from your line.I dont want to go through calling BT INDIA any more!! any ideas?
I tried online to remove 1571 but failed like you.

In the end, I used their online 'ask a question' system to ask how it could be done because, although 'turn-on-able' online, there didn't appear to be an online 'turn-off-able' option.

The next I knew, they'd turned it off!

They never bothered to reply to my question but I wasn't worried about that.
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:36 PM
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thanks where can i find the "ask a question" please
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Old 01-10-2007, 1:40 PM
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If the link doesn't time expire, try HERE.
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
I will continue to help with Orchid programming whenever possible.

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Old 01-10-2007, 1:53 PM
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thank you for your help just sent them a request through that link
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Old 01-10-2007, 7:54 PM
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Isn't it strange that we can't remove it online? Especially since it's no longer "free".

I too emailed them and got an answer with a day saying it would be turned off and it was within a few hours.
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Thanks for this, Heinz - still useful after all this time!
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Old 15-03-2009, 4:44 PM
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I am not bothered about 1571, so will cancel that. I'm being charged 0.85 for that. We have caller display and am being for that. Both services are listed as free though. :confused:
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Both services are listed as free though. :confused:
Provided you make the necessary number of calls via BT (2/month or 6/quarter if you're billed quarterly).
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
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Yeah we have Sky talk, but if we cancel that our Sky Broadband will go up to 10 instead of 5.

We get billed monthly with BT.

I can remember a code, something like 1280. Is that the code you put before making a call through BT or is it something different?
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Yeah we have Sky talk, but if we cancel that our Sky Broadband will go up to 10 instead of 5.

We get billed monthly with BT.

I can remember a code, something like 1280. Is that the code you put before making a call through BT or is it something different?
1280 doesn't work with Sky Talk any longer - Sky changed from CPS to WCLI to stop that and, thereby, to ensure users paid their excessive prices for 0845 and 0870 calls.

Update 3-8-09. Sky now includes 0870 calls in its Sky Talk call packages.

http://www.sky.com/Assets/PDF/StaticFiles/5434510.pdf
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
I will continue to help with Orchid programming whenever possible.

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Old 15-03-2009, 11:02 PM
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1280 doesn't work with Sky Talk any longer - Sky changed from CPS to WCLI to stop that and, thereby, to ensure users paid their excessive prices for 0845 and 0870 calls.
18185 will still work for 0845/0870 wont it?
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18185 will still work for 0845/0870 wont it?
If you have your line rental with BT yes indirect access via 18185 will definitely work as BT have to allow access.

If you have your line rental with Sky it works at moment but they could bar access if they wished.
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Old 16-03-2009, 9:39 AM
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Our line rental is through BT.

So 18185 should work?
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Old 23-03-2009, 4:21 PM
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Well I dialled 18185 and a recorded message told me I had to register my phone number online with a credit/debit card and directed me to This website :confused:

Can someone tell me how I can make 2 chargeable calls through BT?
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Well I dialled 18185 and a recorded message told me I had to register my phone number online with a credit/debit card and directed me to This website :confused:
18185 is cheap, but not a free service. You have to register for an account with them online in order to use it.
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Can someone tell me how I can make 2 chargeable calls through BT?
As I said in post #11, you can't because, although you pay line rental to BT, you have a CPS calls provider which now uses WCLI - so the 1280 prefix to 'hop back onto BT' doesn't work.

However, diamonds found a workaround - a BT Chargecard (see HERE).

Update 17/8/09. BT company representative has now done an about-turn on this and confirmed that chargecard calls do NOT count as chargeable calls. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...3&postcount=11
Much of the advice on residential telephony I have given over the past 9 years or so 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.
I will continue to help with Orchid programming whenever possible.

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