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  • Edinburghlass_2
    Edinburghlass_2 Posts: 32,680 Forumite
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    I tried again yesterday too but still got the full capacity message :(

    I only signed up to 1899 a month ago and as they are sister companies I wonder if that's why they won't let me have 18866 too :confused:

    A number of people have had problems signing for 18866 and one trick that worked was to sign up with their mobile number and once the account was set up to then add their landline number. Perhaps you could try this? :)
  • Curry_Queen
    Curry_Queen Posts: 5,589 Forumite
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    A number of people have had problems signing for 18866 and one trick that worked was to sign up with their mobile number and once the account was set up to then add their landline number. Perhaps you could try this? :)


    You are an absolute star edinburghlass and I wish I could give you a big hug ;)

    Just registered with my mobile, then added my home number and it worked :D
    "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!

  • Edinburghlass_2
    Edinburghlass_2 Posts: 32,680 Forumite
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    Wow, so glad it worked and just sorry I didn't think to mention it earlier :D
  • Slinky
    Slinky Posts: 9,972 Forumite
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    Anybody else getting 18866 temporarily unavailable message when trying to use it today?
    Make £2024 in 2024
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  • sergeant121
    sergeant121 Posts: 452 Forumite
    Slinky wrote:
    Anybody else getting 18866 temporarily unavailable message when trying to use it today?
    Yes. The same with 1899.

    Working OK again now though.
    30 years, 217 days!
  • oscarhugo
    oscarhugo Posts: 492 Forumite
    The other weekend I got a message in German [which I don't speak] repeatedly for some time and had to use an alternative instead of 18866.
    Expect the worst & hope for the best...
  • 1. When you go to the following page relating to saving money on calls to mobiles there is a small error. 18866 have increased their call costs to mobiles from 2p per minute at weekends to 3p per minute:

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1074453956,39481,

    2. You might be interested to know that on weekday evenings my current supplier - Telecom plus/Utility Warehouse - is even cheaper on their discount scheme (which costs £1.50 per month) than either 1899 or 18866 and they don't charge a connection charge!.

    Their weekday evening call rates are as follows:
    Vodaphone: 4.73p /min incl. VAT
    O2: 8.85p /min incl. VAT
    Orange: 8.55p /min incl. VAT
    T mobile: 6.30p /min incl. VAT
    However for 3 they are more expensive at 11.25p /min incl. VAT


    We are already customers of T+ for phones, gas, electricity, internet and mobiles and get a £50 rebate per annum which more than covers the £1.76 monthly membership fee
  • Can anyone explain how some extraneous attchment about The Diability Film Festival got stuck on the end of my last posting.
    I have never heard of The Disability Film Festival, don't understand what it is and don't want to know.
  • Edinburghlass_2
    Edinburghlass_2 Posts: 32,680 Forumite
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    Its a recurring problem unfortunately where signatures are attatching themselves to newish users. If you go into your User CP (control panel) accessed from the bar along the top, then go to edit signature and delete from there, that should be it. :)
  • BG_Porgy
    BG_Porgy Posts: 55 Forumite
    Hey Edinburghlass where can a numpty like me get an idiots guide to using the site especially the chatrooms. Twice today i thought that i posted replies but they did not appear It has happened before
    It is Ok for all you super star posters but how does a newbie get to understand the language and their way about the site and using all the functions
    Help please before I give up out of sheer frustration

    Something that I can print out as a ready reference would be ideal

    BG Porgy
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