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    • anniecave
    • By anniecave 8th Jul 18, 8:57 PM
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    caller id on landlines
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:57 PM
    caller id on landlines 8th Jul 18 at 8:57 PM
    I'm looking to change my landline and broadband provider (I'm on the openreach network, not Virgin). Does anyone know what providers (if any) charge additionally for caller id?

    From a quick look so far:
    Plusnet say it can be included as an extra at 0.00 per month
    Talk talk don't mention it anywhere, but there's as mention of a free privacy package so I think it may be free - can anyone confirm?
    BT it's available as an introductory deal/package then chargeable outside of that
    PostOffice doesn't mention it anywhere and their website isn't great - can anyone confirm?

    If there is anywhere else I can get this information from please point me in the right direction...
    Indecision is the key to flexibility.
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    • A Nice Englishman
    • By A Nice Englishman 8th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
    Post Office don't charge for Caller ID

    https://www.postoffice.co.uk/dam/jcr:65af6030-9b96-4782-b14d-5c6abca8f386/Homephone_Broadband_LineFeature%20Rentals.pdf
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 8th Jul 18, 9:10 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:10 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:10 PM
    Yes, TalkTalk caller ID is free
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Jul 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:26 PM
    I'm with NowTV. They DO charge - 1pm.
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    • anactuary
    • By anactuary 8th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
    Caller ID is free with Sky.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 8th Jul 18, 10:33 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:33 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:33 PM
    Free with sky and EE.

    Avoid bt
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 8th Jul 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:35 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 10:35 PM
    It's perhaps worth bearing in mind that charging for Caller ID will be banned in about 12 weeks time:

    https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7826-ofcom-moves-to-ban-charging-for-caller-display-options-in-2018
    Stompa
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 9th Jul 18, 10:05 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 10:05 AM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 10:05 AM
    Free with sky and EE.

    Avoid bt
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    Why avoid BT?
    They do charge 1.75/month but it is "free" for the first 12 months.
    From October it will be "free" anyway, as Stompa points out. So the future 1.75 will not be added even after 12 months.
    Last edited by oldagetraveller; 09-07-2018 at 10:08 AM.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 9th Jul 18, 12:20 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 12:20 PM
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    • 9th Jul 18, 12:20 PM
    I'm with NowTV. They DO charge - 1pm.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Lol, I changed to NowTV a couple of months ago and have only just noticed caller ID's disappeared. I was going to try a different phone
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 9th Jul 18, 12:46 PM
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    Lol, I changed to NowTV a couple of months ago and have only just noticed caller ID's disappeared. I was going to try a different phone
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Caught me out, too. Made worse by the fact that my phone was set to block anonymous calls.
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    • anniecave
    • By anniecave 9th Jul 18, 8:15 PM
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    Thanks for the replies - I would imagine there are probably quite a few BT customers who currently pay for it, so interesting to know that it won't be chargeable soon!
    Indecision is the key to flexibility.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 11th Jul 18, 11:28 PM
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    I've been with Virgin Media for around 18 months. They have never charged me - They have it as a free add-on (but I think you need to request it) as their website shows it as a chargeable extra.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Jul 18, 12:08 AM
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    I've been with Virgin Media for around 18 months. They have never charged me - They have it as a free add-on (but I think you need to request it) as their website shows it as a chargeable extra.
    Originally posted by darren72
    I doubt you get it free if they have a set charge. Perhaps certain packages have it included.
    I have found any extra we have had they charged for. We had call barring without asking for it and were charged. We had to ask them to remove it. Charging for caller id is ridiculous considering you get it free on mobile phones. And they wonder why so many abandon their landlines.
    Last edited by donnajunkie; 12-07-2018 at 12:11 AM.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 12th Jul 18, 12:14 AM
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    I doubt you get it free if they have a set charge. Perhaps certain packages have it included.
    I have found any extra we have had they charged for. We had call barring without asking for it and were charged. We had to ask them to remove it. Charging for caller id is ridiculous considering you get it free on mobile phones. And they wonder why so many abandon their landlines.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Definitely completely free. Never charged on any of the bills (and I check them carefully each month).
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