changing my number

edited 29 September 2009 at 12:41PM in Phones & TV
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emweaveremweaver Forumite
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edited 29 September 2009 at 12:41PM in Phones & TV
Im currently with tiscali and need to change my home number but Tiscali say they cant do this.

Does anyone know how I can change it? Maybe by switching providers. BT will only do it if I sign upto a 12 month line rental contract :rolleyes: which I wouldnt mind if their prices were competitive with broadband and phone bundles
Wins so far this year: Mum to be bath set, follow me Domino Dog, Vital baby feeding set, Spiderman goody bag, free pack of Kiplings cakes, £15 love to shop voucher, HTC Desire, Olive oil cooking spray, Original Source Strawberry Shower Gel, Garnier skin care hamper, Marc Jacobs fragrance.

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  • emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    nobody else has changed their number before?
    Wins so far this year: Mum to be bath set, follow me Domino Dog, Vital baby feeding set, Spiderman goody bag, free pack of Kiplings cakes, £15 love to shop voucher, HTC Desire, Olive oil cooking spray, Original Source Strawberry Shower Gel, Garnier skin care hamper, Marc Jacobs fragrance.
  • spike7451spike7451 Forumite
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    You can do it however it's BT who issue the phone numbers to your phone provider & often charge for the service.
    Used to get this all the time when working for NTL as sometimes BT would'nt allow the number to be ported over to cable.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1039231
  • ACDeagACDeag Forumite
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    emweaver wrote: »
    Im currently with tiscali and need to change my home number but Tiscali say they cant do this.

    Does anyone know how I can change it? Maybe by switching providers. BT will only do it if I sign upto a 12 month line rental contract :rolleyes: which I wouldnt mind if their prices were competitive with broadband and phone bundles

    Your 12 month BT contract only ties you for line rental, not calls or broadband. You could have calls through Sky and broadband from O2 whilst still having your line rental at BT.
  • BT_company_representativeBT_company_representative Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    Hi emweaver, if there is anything that I can assist you with just let me know.
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  • Hi emweaver, if there is anything that I can assist you with just let me know.

    The usual way to assist people in this forum is to offer advice openly. You could look at the posts prior to yours to see how it's done.
    MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues.
    It is hard to see how your response helps emweaver or anyone else who has a similar problem and who reads this thread some time in the future. Even a simple 'No, it can't be done because . . . . . ' or 'It's possible but . . . . . .' would give everyone the opportunity to add to the comment.
    I am not allowed to tout for business at all.
    Mmm.
  • emweaver wrote: »

    Im currently with tiscali and need to change my home number but Tiscali say they cant do this.

    They also say the same thing at:

    http://www.tiscali.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=167263

    BT charges for a change of number are at:

    http://www.serviceview.bt.com/list/Public/current/Exch_Lines_boo/0002_d0e63.htm#0002-d0e63

    If there is anything else we can assist you with just let us know via the forum.
  • edited 4 October 2009 at 4:01PM
    iniltousiniltous Forumite
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    edited 4 October 2009 at 4:01PM
    spike7451 wrote: »
    You can do it however it's BT who issue the phone numbers to your phone provider & often charge for the service.
    Used to get this all the time when working for NTL as sometimes BT would'nt allow the number to be ported over to cable.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1039231
    This isnt correct , OFCOM allocate numbers not BT, to the OP question
    if you pay your line rental to Tiscalli and they wont renumber you then
    you would have to look at another provider....most providers apart from
    BT dont offer renumbers , some will reluctantly offer renumbers if the
    reason is malicious calls and you have informed the police etc...if its just
    because you want another number they wont do it....
    Most providers want you to commit to a mimimum term, so BT are no different
    in that respect
  • DVardysShadowDVardysShadow
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    iniltous wrote: »
    This isnt correct , OFCOM allocate numbers not BT, to the OP question
    if you pay your line rental to Tiscalli and they wont renumber you then
    you would have to look at another provider....most providers apart from
    BT dont offer renumbers
    , some will reluctantly offer renumbers if the
    reason is malicious calls and you have informed the police etc...if its just
    because you want another number they wont do it...
    Post Office Phones will do it. They do charge, though.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature. If you’re not sure why please read the forum rules or email the forum team if you’re still unsure - MSE ForumTeam
  • emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    do you know how mcuh?
    Wins so far this year: Mum to be bath set, follow me Domino Dog, Vital baby feeding set, Spiderman goody bag, free pack of Kiplings cakes, £15 love to shop voucher, HTC Desire, Olive oil cooking spray, Original Source Strawberry Shower Gel, Garnier skin care hamper, Marc Jacobs fragrance.
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