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On 16/05/2019 10:01, Jethro_uk wrote:
On Wed, 15 May 2019 17:27:56 +0100, John Rumm wrote:

On 15/05/2019 12:29, Jethro_uk wrote:
On Wed, 15 May 2019 07:13:24 +0100, Chris Hogg wrote:

My elderly neighbour was complaining about nuisance calls. I said I'd
register them with the Telephone Preference Service, but I find
they're already registered. I presume this means that the bulk of
their nuisance calls are coming from overseas, although I'm also with
the TPI and get very few, just the occasional broadband cut-off scam,
as do my neighbours.

Is there an alternative or addition to the TPS that also blocks
overseas nuisance calls?

Dump the landline. Even then, scammers are starting to call mobiles.


Also a bit problematic is that is how your broadband arrives...


There's no law that you have to use the POTS you get with broadband.


Indeed there is not, and there are also a few BB technologies that don't
actually require a phone line anyway. However for many the deal is
structured to encourage you to take the package of BB + Phone +
whatever, and since you have now in effect "paid" for the phone, it
makes less sense to pay for it again elsewhere.

I'm with virgin who bizarrely make it cheaper to have POTS+TV+BB than
standalone BB. But the phone hasn't been plugged in for 4 years.


Personally I would not want to be without my landlines... better voice
quality, lower latency, integration with my PABX, and they circumvent
the somewhat ropey mobile signal here (i.e. it works, but only in some
places in some rooms of the house).

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John Rumm wrote:

I'm with virgin who bizarrely make it cheaper to have POTS+TV+BB than
standalone BB. But the phone hasn't been plugged in for 4 years.


Personally I would not want to be without my landlines... better voice
quality, lower latency, integration with my PABX, and they circumvent
the somewhat ropey mobile signal here (i.e. it works, but only in some
places in some rooms of the house).

I'm with you there John. The poor quality and plain unreliability of
many mobile calls gets on my nerves, especially when the caller
actually has a landline and is at home.

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On 5/16/2019 5:48 PM, Chris Green wrote:
John Rumm wrote:

I'm with virgin who bizarrely make it cheaper to have POTS+TV+BB than
standalone BB. But the phone hasn't been plugged in for 4 years.


Personally I would not want to be without my landlines... better voice
quality, lower latency, integration with my PABX, and they circumvent
the somewhat ropey mobile signal here (i.e. it works, but only in some
places in some rooms of the house).

I'm with you there John. The poor quality and plain unreliability of
many mobile calls gets on my nerves, especially when the caller
actually has a landline and is at home.

I was very glad to have a landline this week - we lost power for hours,
twice, due to an enormous wildfire (north coast of Scotland). After
about an hour, the local mobile tower died. With the landline, we still
had access to the outside world.
Today, EE was working on that tower, and standard mobile service
disappeared. My current phone does wifi calling, though, through the
broadband I get with the landline.

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On Thu, 16 May 2019 17:48:57 +0100, Chris Green wrote:

John Rumm wrote:

I'm with virgin who bizarrely make it cheaper to have POTS+TV+BB than
standalone BB. But the phone hasn't been plugged in for 4 years.


Personally I would not want to be without my landlines... better voice
quality, lower latency, integration with my PABX, and they circumvent
the somewhat ropey mobile signal here (i.e. it works, but only in some
places in some rooms of the house).

I'm with you there John. The poor quality and plain unreliability of
many mobile calls gets on my nerves, especially when the caller actually
has a landline and is at home.


Until recently, one of my reasons for preferring to use my mobile was the
ability to automatically record calls and have the recordings uploaded to
the cloud (or a self server).

Then Google came along and broke it Particularly galling since it's
one of the few apps I actually paid for - it was that good.
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"Chris Green" wrote in message
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John Rumm wrote:

I'm with virgin who bizarrely make it cheaper to have POTS+TV+BB than
standalone BB. But the phone hasn't been plugged in for 4 years.


Personally I would not want to be without my landlines... better voice
quality, lower latency, integration with my PABX, and they circumvent
the somewhat ropey mobile signal here (i.e. it works, but only in some
places in some rooms of the house).

I'm with you there John. The poor quality and plain unreliability of
many mobile calls gets on my nerves, especially when the caller
actually has a landline and is at home.


with a setup fee of 20p and 10ppp mobile calling is now much much cheaper

(and don't tell me I can get "free" calls from my LL if I subscribe into a
bundle. I don't have a baseline use the phone that's enough to make use of
a bundle, for the optional extra calls to be free)

tim







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tim... wrote:

with a setup fee of 20p and 10ppp mobile calling is now much much cheaper

(and don't tell me I can get "free" calls from my LL if I subscribe into a
bundle. I don't have a baseline use the phone that's enough to make use of
a bundle, for the optional extra calls to be free)


There is also the 18185 option

https://www.18185.co.uk/rates

Their setup charge is 4p and UK landlines are 1.7p per minute.

Mobile calls are 6p per minute, but my Three PAYG rate is 3p per
minute.

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