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#393959 - 9th Mar 2010 6:53pm Caller ID om my house phone
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I have a phone which should tell me who is calling but it doesn't. Do i need to pay for it from BT?

If it does need to be paid for then why dont we on our mobile phones?
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#393960 - 9th Mar 2010 7:00pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: Victor_Meldrew]
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You can pay for it, but if you sign up for the Privacy Package with BT, then Caller ID comes free provided you make a minimum amount of phone calls a month (which isn't a lot).
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#393961 - 9th Mar 2010 7:00pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: Victor_Meldrew]
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Yes, 1.75 per month iirc. You don't pay for it on mobile phones, because the operators choose not to charge you for it. Actually, I think its more to do with it being a part of the digital GSM (2G) specification whereas CD on landlines was always an optional technology.

There are some providers (Sky Talk for instance) who provide CD at no extra cost.

Quite why anyone is still with BT though, is beyond me, shite pricing, shite services, shite support, a company with zero morals, and nobody honestly has any reason to stay with them.

They are such scum, they added it to my account randomly one bill without even asking me (amongst other things they were incorrectly billing me for). Then I had murder (and a lot of wasted time) trying to get them to remove it, 30 minutes on the phone to be told by an Indian that he could not understand what I was saying, takes the pi$$). I only use my landline for DSL and 08 calls, so why the hell would I need CD the morons. When you have a mobile with unlimited calls, web and texts, and your not at home very often, you don't tend to need to use a shitty overpriced landline.

Never had any such trouble with Madasafish or Sky Talk, and the former are considerably cheaper than most other providers, including BT (though the owners of Madasafish are a subsidury of the BT Group, it seems, fortunately, that is where the similarities with BT Retail end).

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#393964 - 9th Mar 2010 7:08pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: diggingdeeper]
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We are on free evening and weekend calls at the moment.
I cant see when a phone has caller id on it why we have to pay BT for it when its free on mobiles.
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#393965 - 9th Mar 2010 7:09pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: Victor_Meldrew]
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Because BT in general are scum, and those that run it, would take their grandparents every last penny if it meant boosting their shareprice.

They can do pretty much what they like, because they still have an unfair monopoly so they can get away with it. Its gradually being broken up, but it should have been smashed to bits many years ago. Guaranteed that some BT Group shareholder is donating lots and lots of money to the Labour Party.

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#393969 - 9th Mar 2010 7:31pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: Victor_Meldrew]
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Originally Posted By: Victor_Meldrew
We are on free evening and weekend calls at the moment.
I cant see when a phone has caller id on it why we have to pay BT for it when its free on mobiles.
I suppose BT can't see why you shouldn't pay mobile rates on your landline either smile
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#393974 - 9th Mar 2010 7:56pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: diggingdeeper]
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When I was with BT I got caller ID simply so I knew when my mother-in-law was on the phone and I could give the handset to my other half to answer grin

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#393975 - 9th Mar 2010 8:08pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: bobi1]
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Do I detect Matt, that you are not a great fan of BT then ??

(Ducks behind sofa)

It was OK when it was the PO. Even better when it was the GPO.

Things were a bit simpler then (?) Since privatisation, things have gone done the pan big time. Gotta keep them shareholders happy. Service to the customers.... ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.ha.pewk !


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#393985 - 9th Mar 2010 8:32pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: bobi1
When I was with BT I got caller ID simply so I knew when my mother-in-law was on the phone and I could give the handset to my other half to answer grin
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#393986 - 9th Mar 2010 8:32pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: bobi1
When I was with BT I got caller ID simply so I knew when my mother-in-law was on the phone and I could give the handset to my other half to answer grin
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#393987 - 9th Mar 2010 8:32pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: bobi1
When I was with BT I got caller ID simply so I knew when my mother-in-law was on the phone and I could give the handset to my other half to answer grin
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#394010 - 9th Mar 2010 9:06pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: RUDEBOX]
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In answer to Matt - the advantage of being with BT is that you can use other call director companies and Carrier Preselect Services (CPS).

When I was with BT, I paid them minimal line rental, got all landline calls free 24/7 (thankyou Primus) and mobile calls at the cheapest rate available (thankyou 18185), using a dialer (thankyou Orchid).
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#394017 - 9th Mar 2010 9:17pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Originally Posted By: bobi1
When I was with BT I got caller ID simply so I knew when my mother-in-law was on the phone and I could give the handset to my other half to answer grin
pmsl laugh


Flippin' 'eck Rude - duplicate was bad enough but triplicate.......... raftl

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#394023 - 9th Mar 2010 9:46pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Whoah dunno y that happened? frown
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#394036 - 9th Mar 2010 11:12pm Re: Caller ID om my house phone [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Wow that makes me feel almost popular on here, lol.

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