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Reply #60 - Apr 20th, 2010 at 5:25pm
 
So pleased to have discovered that other numbers are available!! Was informed about this site by my dad and I feel so smug knowing that I'm not lining the pockets of these greedy companies... particularly when I'm chasing up errors that THEY have made with my account.

Everyone should know about this- I can't believe the cheek of all these companies letting us think the £6 a minute calls are the only option! Never again!!

THANK YOU Smiley
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Reply #61 - Aug 10th, 2010 at 10:08am
 
Just wanted to say THANK YOU! A very useful web site with a direct, practical, money-saving purpose. There aren't many of those around.

Keep up the good work.   Smiley

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Reply #62 - Nov 23rd, 2010 at 12:24pm
 
just another thankyou. i've been using the site for years now, and it's saved me a lot of money. i'm guessing that the keen money savers here know about the joys of voIP anyway, but a particularly useful voIP provider to me has been poivy (it's good as free calls to landlines numbers in about 20 or 30 countries). cheaper than skype, and no i'm not associated with the company!
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Reply #63 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 11:48am
 
Dave wrote on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 6:14pm:
The most effective way to get defunct numbers removed is to post on the forum in the Geographical Requests section. For more information, see my previous comments on this here.


Why can't the original contributor of an alternative number also be given a username and password on the site that would allow them to maintain and update that number/listing?

As the original contributor of a number is frequently aware when the geographic number alternative or the 084/7 number is altered this would surely greatly reduce the number maintenance burden for the forum's management and also keep the list of alternative numbers on the site more frequently and more accurately updated.

And by the way contrary to certain assertions of the forum moderator I do contribute new alternative numbers to this site and contributed two new ones only yesterday for Dewsbury Auto Salvage and A1 Jap Spares.
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Reply #64 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 1:39pm
 
NGMsGhost wrote on Dec 15th, 2010 at 11:48am:
Why can't the original contributor of an alternative number also be given a username and password on the site that would allow them to maintain and update that number/listing?
I'm speaking from my own perspective here but I can imagine that, although this is a good idea, the programming logistics behind this would be a nightmare.
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Reply #65 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 1:42pm
 
NGMsGhost wrote on Dec 15th, 2010 at 11:48am:
And by the way contrary to certain assertions of the forum moderator I do contribute new alternative numbers to this site and contributed two new ones only yesterday for Dewsbury Auto Salvage and A1 Jap Spares.

I have verified both these entries. I note that both these companies publish their 01 numbers on their web sites and that the 0871 numbers are only two digits apart, so it's likely that they were brought into service by an unconnected third party.

We know that restaurants in particular suffer from this where they are listed in restaurant guides, and it should not be mistaken that the organisations themselves opted to use rip-off numbers.
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Reply #66 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 2:09pm
 
bbb_uk wrote on Dec 15th, 2010 at 1:39pm:
I'm speaking from my own perspective here but I can imagine that, although this is a good idea, the programming logistics behind this would be a nightmare.

bbb_uk its certainly extremely good to hear from you again after all this time. Smiley

You may well be right in what you say but as our esteemed forum owner Daniel now so rarely makes a post on the site any more its hard to be sure.  I do recall that in his last significant post on this website Daniel alluded to a whole bunch of site improvements he was working on although I'm not clear which if any of those were ever finally implemented?

Also it should not be forgotten that the introduction of the Unverified Numbers feature to the number listings actually occurred not long after my own suggestion that it was just not practically possible for the management team to have the necessary time required to verify all numbers submitted to the site and that many good number alternatives that members could be using were being lost in the then many months long wait for number verification.
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Reply #67 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 6:00pm
 
Shiggaddi wrote on Jul 22nd, 2005 at 6:55pm:
The only draw back to this is that when companies realise their geographical number was obtained from here they're going to purposely change their geographical which would then make it next to impossible to obtain their new geographical.

...We're not after a free lunch here.  We only want to pay the same price for calling an insurance company, and bank, as for calling your friends and family.

Most of the very large companies, such as Sky, or Barclaycard know exactly what they're doing with 0870....

You can use the international number provided by many companies to avoid 0844s etc. such as +44 (0)1604 614 015 for Barclaycard http://www.barclaycard.co.uk/business/contact-us/  What they don't tell you until you ask is that as a retailer the PDQ machine that they supply to process customers' cards automatically dials a premium rate g6 number once a month to upgrade the software in it.  OK it may not amount to much, it is the principal.  I have raised a complaint about it Angry  They're not going to change the number (08448222015) with over 70,000 customers even @17p/33secs, that's nearly £12,000 which obviously, they can't afford to forego. Roll Eyes
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Reply #68 - Dec 15th, 2010 at 7:04pm
 
Peasant wrote on Dec 15th, 2010 at 6:00pm:
What they don't tell you until you ask is that as a retailer the PDQ machine that they supply to process customers' cards automatically dials a premium rate g6 number once a month to upgrade the software in it.  OK it may not amount to much, it is the principal.


Hear, hear.  Although I would say that it is also an "unfair contract term" as they do not give you any other choice of contract package in which you can pay more for the service but only have to use normal rate phone numbers in return.  ADT pull the same scam with my mother's burglar alarm by using an 0871 number for any alarm activation calls dialled by the alarm unit.  But if she had a choice would she have agreed to the use of an 0871 number - no of course not.  In other words a scam because most people are still not even aware that 0844 and 0871 numbers are premium rate phone numbers (as defined by the dictionary regardless of what Ofcom or PhonePayPlus may claim).

What is needed with these jokers like Barclaycard is for a whole group of customers to take a class action law suit against them.  But because the individual sums of money from the calls are relatively small even though the total amount of revenue share earned by Barclaycard is very large unfortunately nobody seems willing to take the risk of legal action.
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Reply #69 - May 17th, 2011 at 1:29pm
 
Smiley Hi

Like everyone else, thank you for this site.

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Reply #70 - Jun 5th, 2014 at 10:17am
 
Great site!

Keep up the good work!

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Reply #71 - Apr 26th, 2015 at 9:58pm
 
I came to know about this site when Martin Lewis wrote about it a few years ago.
Since then I have been an occasional visitor and each time it has saved me money, sometimes quite a lot of money.

Thanks for all your hard work and that of your contributors.

Keep up the good work

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John
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