Withheld telephone numbers

I don’t see the connection between being ex-directory and withholding your number to start with, they’re two entirely different things.

I’d say that in this business calling people with your number withheld is just about as foolish as not answering calls from withheld numbers.

Posted under Telecoms

Posted by Alec at 12:09 pm, June 27, 2008

T Mobile users

They’re putting up all their rates for calling 08xx numbers.

New call charges for calling 0870/0845 etc http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/services/uk/08/

Posted under Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 11:06 am, June 23, 2008

Can I use a mobile while supervising a learner driver?

No. Not even to text.

3) No person shall supervise a holder of a provisional licence if the person supervising is using –

(a) a hand-held mobile telephone; or

(b) a hand-held device of a kind specified in paragraph (4),

at a time when the provisional licence holder is driving a motor vehicle on a road.

(4) A device referred to in paragraphs (1)(b), (2)(b) and (3)(b) is a device, other than a two-way radio, which performs an interactive communication function by transmitting and receiving data.

Posted under Legal Issues, Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 7:07 pm, May 22, 2008

Phone Scam Doing The Rounds

You realise that THEY have to pay for you ringing them on an 0800 and they don’t receive anything out of what you pay your mobile company. Odd sort of a scam.

Posted under Courier Scams, Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 11:52 am, April 28, 2008

0800 numbers – Global Communications Solutions Ltd

If that price is for 0800 numbers then it’s an unsustainable business plan – so eventually they will cease to exist and you may lose continuity on your number.

If someone was to offer to do £100 worth of work every month for you for life for an up front fee would you accept the offer?

Posted under Courier Scams, Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 12:17 pm, April 4, 2008

Courier ‘Network’ member – quotes by text?

Chris, are you saying that a ‘Network’ Member is asking for bids using a premium rate text number?

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges, Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 9:16 am, March 7, 2008

Laptops & 3G Data

That’s the ‘Turbo’ rollout Ma** – 2.8Mbps. They have slower 3G coverage over a much wider area – it’s the pink ‘Video’ coverage area shown at http://www.three.co.uk/personal/coverage_/broadbandCoverageChecker.do.

Posted under IT & Technology, Mobile Phones

Posted by Alec at 1:06 pm, January 9, 2008

Phone Scam or just clever ££££

It’s not a scam. Personal Numbers (starting 070) were introduced back in the late 90s and allow you to route calls to a landline or mobile (and often international numbers as well) free of charge. They’re handy if you live in an area where your mobile doesn’t work and you’re too much of a cheapskate to divert your calls to your mobile. At the time they were introduced they cost about the same to call from a landline as calling a mobile number. Since then the cost of calling mobiles has dropped but the cost of calling personal numbers hasn’t. The called party doesn’t receive any revenue from the number but their number provider makes a nice profit.

Ofcom regulations state that from 1st September 2007 anyone calling an 070 number that will be charged at over 20p/minute must hear a pre-call announcement advising them of the charges. Most telcos haven’t introduced this yet but BT has.

If you tell the person concerned that they’re probably losing business because people are hearing this message every time they call them then they’ll possibly do the right thing and publish their actual number.

There’s one member on here that I avoid ringing whenever possible as I know it costs me 50p/minute to do so.

Posted under Mobile Phones, Telecoms

Posted by Alec at 2:50 pm, September 19, 2007