BT ban on indirect access numbers

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On BT's calling plan, they exclude some indirect access numbers.

Is 1899 one of them?

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  • BuzbyBuzby Forumite
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    Depends on the line type and plan - if a standard line, then there should be no restrictions.
  • Thanks.

    It is 'Phone - Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan' to a private home number costing £129 pa paid in advance.

    OK?
  • Should not be blocked, but the expert Heinz will be along soon to reply.
    Signature removed club member No1.

    It had no link, It was not to long and I have no idea why.
  • edited 29 January 2013 at 9:36AM
    HeinzHeinz Forumite
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    edited 29 January 2013 at 9:36AM
    BT must allow access to the likes of 1899, 18185 and 18866 on normal landlines.

    However, they can (and do) bar such access for those on BT Basic (the cheap line rental system for those on certain benefits that replaced the Light User Scheme)
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • Thanks Heinz and Buzby for your help.

    I have been battling with BT for half a century now. They have made a fortune out of me with dodgy lines and trickery; I don't think anyone does it better/worse!
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    hodgeey wrote: »
    Thanks Heinz and Buzby for your help.

    I have been battling with BT for half a century now. They have made a fortune out of me with dodgy lines and trickery; I don't think anyone does it better/worse!

    So why don't you vote with your wallet and move?
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • If I could I would. Until BT loses its monopoly control over land lines we're stuck with them.

    I'm actively considering 4G internet but have bad coverage.
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