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devonwoody

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If you would like to find a telephone number of an 0845 or 0870 but want to use the ordinary number so that you can make perhaps a free subscription which is not 0845 etc. try this.

Click up in left hand corner and go to the link that asks the number or name.

http://www.saynoto0870.com/search.php
 

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My supplier, Virgin Media, recently announced that 0870 and 0845 numbers would now be free (I think BT do the same). Guess what? Many businesses have now changed to 0844 and 0871 (and others) which are NOT free. It's so coincidental it must be a conspiracy!
 

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I have used Saynoto0870 for the last 6 years and have pretty much always been able to find an alternative number for pretty much every company.
 

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I'm with James and I have used 'saynoto0870' for several years and it makes a hell of a lot of a difference from here. It doesn't often fail and is well worth the look!

Remember that it works for loads of 08XX nunbers too!
 

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RogerP":1tk70ni0 said:
My supplier, Virgin Media, recently announced that 0870 and 0845 numbers would now be free (I think BT do the same). Guess what? Many businesses have now changed to 0844 and 0871 (and others) which are NOT free. It's so coincidental it must be a conspiracy!

Are you sure that VM 0845 calls are free???
according to http://shop.virginmedia.com/content/dam ... ble_V1.pdf
dated march 2012, they charge for them.

I'd love to be proved wrong!

Bob
 

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I have 0845 and 0870 for free on TalkTalk* but only because of the level of the package I have with them. Maybe it isn't something that covers all packages of Virgin Media.

*Joining TalkTalk is still one of those things I still kick myself about. Oh well only 4 months of this horrible contract to go.
 

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I get them included with my BT package but have used the site for years to find alternatives for the other premium rate numbers. There are times also I need to phone from my mobile which isn't free.

There's another site which gives you the CEO /MD email details of many major companies. Very useful to get results. I've just used it to get a response from Panasonic UK. Didn't get the decision I hoped for but at least got an extremely fast reply which just wouldn't have happened through the normal customer service channels.

Bob
 

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9fingers":2sa86uit said:
RogerP":2sa86uit said:
My supplier, Virgin Media, recently announced that 0870 and 0845 numbers would now be free (I think BT do the same). Guess what? Many businesses have now changed to 0844 and 0871 (and others) which are NOT free. It's so coincidental it must be a conspiracy!
Are you sure that VM 0845 calls are free???
according to http://shop.virginmedia.com/content/dam ... ble_V1.pdf
dated march 2012, they charge for them.
I'd love to be proved wrong!
Bob
Yes, absolutely sure Bob. About 6 weeks ago I received some stupid email from Virgin saying they were giving me a "Tickle" (how childish can you get!) by responding they made all 0845 and 0870 numbers free. I do pay for their top package, everything - except premium sports/films/adult. My wife has since had to used a local government 0845 number several times and, sure enough, they didn't show on the last Virgin bill.

I don't know if you need to be invited or not. Try here ....
http://tickle.virginmedia.com/
 

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RogerP":24xid8uv said:
9fingers":24xid8uv said:
RogerP":24xid8uv said:
My supplier, Virgin Media, recently announced that 0870 and 0845 numbers would now be free (I think BT do the same). Guess what? Many businesses have now changed to 0844 and 0871 (and others) which are NOT free. It's so coincidental it must be a conspiracy!
Are you sure that VM 0845 calls are free???
according to http://shop.virginmedia.com/content/dam ... ble_V1.pdf
dated march 2012, they charge for them.
I'd love to be proved wrong!
Bob
Yes, absolutely sure Bob. About 6 weeks ago I received some stupid email from Virgin saying they were giving me a "Tickle" (how childish can you get!) by responding they made all 0845 and 0870 numbers free. I do pay for their top package, everything - except premium sports/films/adult. My wife has since had to used a local government 0845 number several times and, sure enough, they didn't show on the last Virgin bill.

I don't know if you need to be invited or not. Try here ....
http://tickle.virginmedia.com/

Thanks for the link Roger.
It appears there are no 'tickles' available for my VM account although through other channels, I am due a doubling of my BB speed which I don't really need.

Bob
 

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Talk talk offered me a £21.60 12 month contract yesterday, with free fitting for broadband and telephone calls including the booster.

But Virgin say they will charge me a £100 cancellation fee if I leave them before the end of my contract, do they or are they just putting on the frighteners?
 

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I dont know the answer to that, but if you change from talktalk, you will have to pay a large fee, even at the end of the contract, to transfer the phoneline to sky, BT, probably anybody else. It is in the region of £200, but sky offered to do us a deal of paying half of that fee if we switched. In fairness, talktalk have been cost effective enough that we havent had any problems with phone or broadband.
 
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