Is the 18185 override number not available today?

Could someone try 18185 and 0808 1 703 703 override numbers for me to see if they are working.

I suspect BT may have blocked them.


  • brewerdave
    brewerdave Posts: 8,481
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    Working fine for me
  • peter021072
    peter021072 Posts: 270
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    edited 3 October 2023 at 9:46AM
    Still not working, BT must have blocked it.  Has 18185 got a helpline or email?

    Looks like I will have to move from pay as you go at 26p/minute,  to BTs Unlimited call plan.  They seem to have the exact one for £10/month and £13/month underneath, there's no detail what the difference is between them
  • I found the help bit, it seems to be with 18185 and 18866 not BT.


    Dear customer,

    Thanks for your message. We are aware of the problem and we are working on it to solve it as soon as possible. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
  • iniltous
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    The difference between PAYG and Unlimited is £13 , the difference between standalone broadband ( no phone number , no possible incoming or outgoing including 999 is and broadband with PAYG is £5 )

    so although PAYG costs £5 , that is effectively the cost of providing a telephone service in the first place ,  if there is a £10 option presumably that’s the 700mins plan, as there are only 3 plans , PAYG (£5 including the phone line ) , 700mins ££?, or Unlimited (£18 but £5 is the phone line , so £13 for the minutes )
  • 18185 is working now. 

    I don't use £13 worth of calls a month at 2p per min which is what 18185 charge, so I'll stay with the present PAYG option. I guess most people use their smartphone contract nowadays, so perhaps these override numbers aren't used as much as they used to be.
  • FredTrump
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    edited 14 October 2023 at 7:58PM
    For £5, you can get unlimited UK calls on PAYG so that should be your marker.
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