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Reply #15 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 4:00pm
 
I must be thick because I've tried different combinations but I just can't figure out what to dial -  Huh What is the EXACT number to dial from a UK landline?

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Reply #16 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 4:07pm
 
bodger99 wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 4:00pm:
What is the EXACT number to dial from a UK landline?

00353 14502113

Don't use BT though, it's more expensive to call Ireland than it is to call the 0870 number!
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Reply #17 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 4:23pm
 
Dave,

The problem is, that that number doesn't work with 1899 because cheap calls on 1899 only work with an 01 or 02 number after the '1899'!! Any other thoughts on how to get round the dreaded '0870'?

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Reply #18 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 5:06pm
 
Calls to Ireland using 1899 cost 1p/minute - less than 1/7 of the daytime cost of 0870. However, you need to be registered with 1899 to use their service.

From Money Saving Expert international call checker, the cheapest way to call Ireland is currently via one of the following access numbers:

08442007575
08442004545

They cost just 0.5p/min to use (that's half a penny!) and you don't need to sign up, register or pay any subscription charge.

To call Micro$oft, you just need to dial the following:

0844 200 7575   00353 14502113 #

The final hash is usually needed as is tells them you've finished dialling. It means they don't need a clever computer that knows the length of phone numbers in different countries.
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Reply #19 - Oct 30th, 2006 at 9:19pm
 
jrawle wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 5:06pm:
Calls to Ireland using 1899 cost 1p/minute - less than 1/7 of the daytime cost of 0870. However, you need to be registered with 1899 to use their service.

From Money Saving Expert international call checker, the cheapest way to call Ireland is currently via one of the following access numbers:

08442007575
08442004545

They cost just 0.5p/min to use (that's half a penny!) and you don't need to sign up, register or pay any subscription charge.

To call Micro$oft, you just need to dial the following:

0844 200 7575 00353 14502113 #

The final hash is usually needed as is tells them you've finished dialling. It means they don't need a clever computer that knows the length of phone numbers in different countries.


Call me stupid or tight... because I am... is there a geo alternitave to 08442007575 or 08442004545???

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Reply #20 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 1:17am
 
trubster wrote on Oct 30th, 2006 at 9:19pm:
Call me stupid or tight... because I am... is there a geo alternitave to 08442007575 or 08442004545???


It's unlikely that there are other numbers for these various callthrough providers, and rather unfair to hope so, as these are providing international calls for half a penny a minute
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Reply #21 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 1:23am
 
I thought it would cost more than 1/2ppm... its still a non geo number..... 0845 is up to 4p isnt it???
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Reply #22 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 2:13am
 
trubster wrote on Oct 30th, 2006 at 9:19pm:
Call me stupid or tight... because I am... is there a geo alternitave to 08442007575 or 08442004545???
As mentioned by Andy9, they probably is alternatives but this is a legitimate use of such numbers as we benefit a lot from dial-through providers and this is immediate obviously with calls to spain, etc for 0.5p/min instead of 20p/min from some landline providers.

If we did manage to find alternative numbers for these dial-through providers then they wouldn't make any money and go out of business resulting in us having to pay higher prices to international destinations.

trubster wrote on Oct 31st, 2006 at 1:23am:
I thought it would cost more than 1/2ppm... its still a non geo number..... 0845 is up to 4p isnt it???
Calls to 0845 from a BT landline is a maximum of 3p/min for most customers except those few on Light User Scheme.  Most other landline providers do charge more than 3p/min though.
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Reply #23 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 2:14am
 
trubster wrote on Oct 31st, 2006 at 1:23am:
I thought it would cost more than 1/2ppm... its still a non geo number..... 0845 is up to 4p isnt it???


No, these are 0844, which have tariffs from 0.5 to 5p per minute from landlines (no variation with time of call)

You can't tell the tariff of 0844 and 0871 by looking at them - so use

http://www.magsys.co.uk/telecom/codelook.asp or
http://www.ukphoneinfo.com/section/tci/locator.shtml

This is the MSE Callchecker mentioned - providers rates change fairly often http://callchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/intcallchecker/

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Reply #24 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 2:24am
 
bodger99 wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 4:23pm:
Dave,

The problem is, that that number doesn't work with 1899 because cheap calls on 1899 only work with an 01 or 02 number after the '1899'!! Any other thoughts on how to get round the dreaded '0870'?

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1899 would work - it's a foreign number (note the double 00)

18990035314502113
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Reply #25 - Oct 31st, 2006 at 8:36pm
 
trubster wrote on Oct 31st, 2006 at 1:23am:
I thought it would cost more than 1/2ppm... its still a non geo number..... 0845 is up to 4p isnt it???

Have a look at this post that explains different prefixes. Don't confuse 0844 with 0845 and 0871 with 0870, they're not the same !  Wink
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Reply #26 - Dec 1st, 2006 at 4:38pm
 
Number for "Technical helpdesk" has been entered into the database: 01480 433444

Please give it a try and let us know whether it works.  Smiley
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Reply #27 - Dec 2nd, 2006 at 1:33pm
 
Dave wrote on Dec 1st, 2006 at 4:38pm:
Number for "Technical helpdesk" has been entered into the database: 01480 433444

Please give it a try and let us know whether it works.  Smiley



"The number you have dialled has not been recognised please check and try again"

I have dialled that number 4 times and get the same message, BT line TalkTalk call.
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Reply #28 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 9:25am
 
0870 60 10 100

This service is very new, so will probably not show up in any archive.
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Reply #29 - Jan 2nd, 2008 at 9:45am
 
Well, I guess you didn't check the database  Roll Eyes. That number is the main Microsoft number, and there are already several entries in the database for it.
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