BT Bill £97.96

TryingHard2Save
TryingHard2Save Forumite Posts: 28 Forumite
I have a problem with my teens calling mobiles & using the phone:

Looking at my 9th Jan 07 BT bill:
201 mobiles calls £62.25
42 daytime calls: £6.15
30 eve & w/end calls: £1.38
6 x 0870 nos £2.898
4 x 0845 nos £0.52
Call return fees 6 £0.378
other calls. £0.446

Total with VAT/Service charge £97.96

Thanks to the advice here I have just registered with 18185, ordered free caller display & call barring with BT and called Primus Saver 2, but as the bill is in my OH name he will need to speak to them. I've thought about the Orchid dialler, but am wondering if it will be too complicated for me to set up.

Is there anything else I can do to bring the cost down?

Thank you.

Comments

  • Idiophreak
    Idiophreak Forumite Posts: 12,025 Forumite
    I used to run up big bills when I was a teen. Then my parents made me make all mobile calls from my own mobile. Amazing how many of those calls I really didn't *need* to make.
  • sm9ai
    sm9ai Forumite Posts: 485 Forumite
    Is this a month or quarter?

    if its a month then get a mobile phone for calling mobiles.
  • keefrto
    keefrto Forumite Posts: 281 Forumite
    I've thought about the Orchid dialler, but am wondering if it will be too complicated for me to set up.

    Is there anything else I can do to bring the cost down?

    Thank you.[/QUOTE]

    Hi, the orchid dialler is easy to set up despite what you might have read/heard/believe. Please speak to Maggie at Orchid (mention me) and she will be able to allay your fears. 01536443677
    Currently 4 me its Rogers Contract cell phone, REBTEL.COM is the best mobile making and receiving calls to/from UK and Canada:beer:
  • Ivrytwr3
    Ivrytwr3 Forumite Posts: 6,250
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    Please speak to Maggie at Orchid (mention me)

    "Hi Maggie, I was advised to call you by Keef, er, keefr....., er.........kifer, er...........never mind, bye!"

    ;)
  • keefrto
    keefrto Forumite Posts: 281 Forumite
    Ivrytwr3 wrote:
    "Hi Maggie, I was advised to call you by Keef, er, keefr....., er.........kifer, er...........never mind, bye!"

    ;)
    hahaha, lol. fair enough i was in night duty mode there! She will know if you just mention my name believe me.:cool:
    Currently 4 me its Rogers Contract cell phone, REBTEL.COM is the best mobile making and receiving calls to/from UK and Canada:beer:
  • fififofum
    fififofum Forumite Posts: 150 Forumite
    get one of those small "pay phone" phones that need coins to work (you can have a pin for when you the bill payer wants to use it). Then give them an allowance that has to pay for their calls for the month and when its gones its gone! They will soon get their mates to call them.
    are you sitting comfortably?, then I'll begin.....
    was at 01/01/07 now 03/07/07

    overdraft was 1500 now 1360 must try harder.

    loan was 13705.24 now 9791.62 due to be paid off 01/02/2011 but gonna aim for 01/05/2009!!

    amex cc was 4210 now 3650.48 lobt at 4.9% due to be paid off in 01/02/08
    total owed was £19415.24 now its £14802.10 going down!!!:money:
    I am proud to be dealing with my debt!
    just one day at a time, dont take on ANY NEW debt.
  • TryingHard2Save
    TryingHard2Save Forumite Posts: 28 Forumite
    sm9ai wrote:
    Is this a month or quarter?

    if its a month then get a mobile phone for calling mobiles.

    It's a monthly bill. Is it cheaper to call mobile to mobile rather than use 18185? If so why & how i.e. which phone/tariff/network etc.

    Thanks.
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