[access-uk] Re: BT Answer 1571 Linked Mobile Service - and, Can you circulate messages by phone?

  • From: "Spring Flower" <spring.flower@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 18:14:01 -0000

when I asked them at BT about caller display they didn't seem to know if it was free or if there were hidden charges and how a blind person could access such a thing, think the RNIB do a talking caller display don't they? can you use that with it?

Trace

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 4:13 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: BT Answer 1571 Linked Mobile Service - and, Can you circulate messages by phone?



Hi,

Answer 1571 is a complete rip-off to me as it just makes more calls
terminate at answerphones - which BT rake in the money off on the
minimum call charges.  They could have done it a lot better - i.e, given
you a personalised greating, or at least given you the basic callminder
option, but no that was extra too.  If you didn't already know, you can
get caller display for free now if you register for BT privacy, though
like everything else that is hidden behind several confusing web pages.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ray's Home
Sent: 06 November 2005 03:27
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: BT Answer 1571 Linked Mobile Service - and, Can
you circulate messages by phone?

Yes Karen, that's certainly right.  I've never been a subscriber to BT
Broadband.  Also I've had 1571 for a few years now.  You do not have to
reveal your number of course to use it, just like any other BT network
service.  You only have to reveal your number when setting up the minked
mobile text service.

What peeves me about this service, and I should have thought about it
when doing it, is that there seems to be no way of turning it on and off
from your phone.  For that it looks as if you have to use the internet.
Maybe switching mobile text linking on-off is reserved for the paid for
1471 service.

Just as a comment, well, yes Andrew, you don't pay for 1571 as such;
its thrown in with the line rental.  Given Bt's line rental rates these
days, I'd say anything that increases the value for money of the rental
fee has to be good.  We can only hope that with competition Bt might
begin to see things this way and start bundling more services into the
line rental rather than these rather silly paid-for additions.  After
all, many of the things we pay for separately with BT are included in
mobile line rentals.  Just my 2p's worth there, smile.
Ray

Personal emails:  Email me at
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Burgess"

| hi jim, ray and all
|
| no you don't, i received a message on my bt 1571 and don't subscribe
to bt
| broad band. I moved house recently and the message was there when my
new
| line became active.
|
| Kaz
|
| Karen Burgess
|
| email:
| Karen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
|
| msn messenger:
| karenburgess70@xxxxxxxxxxx
|
| Skype: choccoholic
| ----- Original Message ----- | From: "jim"


|
| > Ray, it seems like you have to subscribe to their broadband service
to
| > receive this link to mobile 1571 .service.
| > Jim.
| >


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