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Orchid Dialler Discount

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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  • I am sure a lot of people like me just have a basic BT landline and use 18866 for most calls. If this is the case, provided you have a modem connected you probably have a built in dialler on your computer and do not need an Orchid gizmo.

    I have ADSL but I also keep my modem connected. I keep all my phone numbers in a contact list in Outlook. To make a call I simply highlight the person that I want to call in the list and click on the phone icon. The call goes through automatically and can be picked up on any handset.

    To ensure that all calls go through 18866 (or any other service) simply edit the dialling rules tab under phone modem options and preceed the coventional number stored in the contacts list with 18866 by entering it in the field labelled :- "to access an outside line"
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  • This will save you the cost of a dialler.

    But.........by leaving your modem connected you run the risk of falling foul of a "scam" rogue dialler getting installed.

    The costs associated with one of those dialling a premium line unknown to you will far outweigh the savings on a dialler.
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    Is there any advantage in buying the Orchid ranger 400 phone, in ease of set up use, as it has the same gubbins inside as the dialler and you can buy their phone twinset with a discount for 39 quid?
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  • Smartasss wrote:
    This will save you the cost of a dialler.

    But.........by leaving your modem connected you run the risk of falling foul of a "scam" rogue dialler getting installed.
    .

    Good point Smartasss. I use the freeware SpyBot with TeaTimer running to prevent this.
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  • Does anyone have a list, or know where I could find one, of mobile network phone codes please?

    I know what network the mobiles I call regularly are on, but when someone gives you a mobile number, or maybe one of the kids wants to call a friend but doesn't know what network they use, it would help to decide which pre-fix to use for the cheapest call option :)
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  • Will you be able to tell,now you can PORT numbers from one network to another?
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  • Try this; it will do all numbers - mobiles, fixed area codes, 0870, etc

    http://www.magsys.co.uk/telecom/codelook.asp

    on landlines, if you type in the first 2 or 3 after the area code, you can even get the area of the town

    0238079.... Shirley, Southampton
    0207456.... Bishopsgate, London
    077922... Orange
    0870190... Energis
  • Thanks very much Andy, just the thing I was looking for :)
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    ~
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • If you want to waste loads of paper you can get Excel tables from Ofcom, but I think that one is more practical
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/licensing_numbering/numbers/numbers_administered/?a=87101#geog1
  • Ohhhhh, even better ... thank you :D

    I managed to find the mobile network list and saved it to file, deleting all the surplus pager and personal number codes, so now have a nice handy reference file to check out any mobile number :)
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    ~
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

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