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Canny Caller or Moustachioed Mug?

Poll started 31 October 2005: Canny Caller or Moustachioed Mug? Have you been sucked in by the 70s hairstyles and tracksuits or are you wise to the web? How much do you pay to call directory enquiries?

a. I have no idea, I just call that number they advertise on TV
b. Nothing, zilch, nada. I use the web to get free DQs
c. I use the number my phone provider gives
d. I use the cheapest provider (as listed here of course)


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  • Canny Caller or Moustachioed Mug?

    Erm..... Any pole that gives the choices..... A) I'm clever..... B) I'm a mug..... Is unlikely to give anything other than an inaccurate picture. :(
    The MSE Dictionary
    Loophole - A word used to entice people to read clearly written Terms and Conditions.
    Rip Off - Clearly written Terms and Conditions.
    Terms and Conditions - Otherwise known as a loophole or a rip off.
  • I recently did a course on understanding dyslexia, as I am dyslexic, where they adviced us to apply for a card from BT. This card enables me to call 195 free of charge. I get to speak to a real person. I think this service is available to anyone who can't use the telephone directory. The form was signed by the tutor.
    I have found it really usefully, didn't know of it's existance until than. Throught it might help some other moneysavers out there.
    my money mantra "what would Martin say?"
  • lgs6753lgs6753 Forumite
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    Never use DQ.

    In the case of a business, either look them up on Yell.com, or if away from a computer, call someone who knows and ask them :T

    In the case of an individual, ring someone that knows them, and ask for their number. :T
  • Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Former MSE
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    Below are the results to our previous poll. Thanks to the 1360 participants who took part in this poll.

    Poll started 31 October 2005: Canny Caller or Moustachioed Mug? Have you been sucked in by the 70s hairstyles and tracksuits or are you wise to the web? How much do you pay to call directory enquiries?




    b. Nothing, zilch, nada. I use the web to get free DQs 77.5% - (1055 Votes)

    d. I use the cheapest provider (as listed here of course) 9.7% - (132 Votes)

    a. I have no idea, I just call that number they advertise on TV 9% - (123 Votes)

    c. I use the number my phone provider gives 3.5% - (48 Votes)



    Total Votes: 1360
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  • As I'm disabled I can get the card from BT too - all I needed was for my GP to sign the form. Alternatively, like many others I use the free online service.
    :( Struggling too much wears a body out :cry:
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