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1899 increase connection charge to 4p.
Oct 20th, 2006 at 9:54am
 
Colleague of mind has just had a E-Mail . Connection charge goes up to 4p from 23/10/2006.
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Reply #1 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 6:19pm
 
Thanks for that.

I've been expecting this for a while as all they are losing money on their current pricing arrangements.

I suspect Call18185 will follow suite but obviously hope they don't.
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Reply #2 - Oct 20th, 2006 at 10:16pm
 
I thought that they already did!
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Reply #3 - Oct 21st, 2006 at 12:49am
 
Wally wrote on Oct 20th, 2006 at 10:16pm:
I thought that they already did!


I guess what bbb_uk means is that 18185 will increase their connection charge from 4 to 5p. Wink
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Reply #4 - Oct 24th, 2006 at 3:50pm
 
I have just checked my bill and found that 1899 have upped their connection charge to 4p. I have not had any e-mail notification about this although I see that some other forum members have.

As it happens I have signed up for Skytalk at 5 a month for unlimited Geo calls and the service goes live in 2 days time. :rotfl: We easily make over 125 Geo calls a month so it will work out cheaper than using 1899 or 18185. However we will still use 18185 for calling mobiles - now 6p a minute weekdays!
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Reply #5 - Oct 26th, 2006 at 11:38am
 
I am still better off on 1899 even if it is 4p per call, still cheaper than BT and my average 1899 bill is 2 of 3 pounds per month tops. At 4p its still 25 calls for 1.00 that is damn good value.
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Reply #6 - Oct 26th, 2006 at 8:26pm
 
snaffler wrote on Oct 26th, 2006 at 11:38am:
I am still better off on 1899 even if it is 4p per call, still cheaper than BT and my average 1899 bill is 2 of 3 pounds per month tops. At 4p its still 25 calls for 1.00 that is damn good value.
The general consensus is to move to Call18185 and although its 4p per call, Call18185 are cheaper for calls to 084x/087x, mobile, etc compared to Call1899.
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Reply #7 - Oct 27th, 2006 at 1:43am
 
snaffler wrote on Oct 26th, 2006 at 11:38am:
I am still better off on 1899 even if it is 4p per call, still cheaper than BT and my average 1899 bill is 2 of 3 pounds per month tops. At 4p its still 25 calls for 1.00 that is damn good value.


If you register for Primus Saver 2,you would not pay a bean for your evening and weekend geographical 01/02 geographical calls. Wink

http://www.planet-talk.co.uk/SaverProducts.aspx?source=saver
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Reply #8 - Oct 27th, 2006 at 7:53am
 
acezing wrote on Oct 27th, 2006 at 1:43am:
snaffler wrote on Oct 26th, 2006 at 11:38am:
I am still better off on 1899 even if it is 4p per call, still cheaper than BT and my average 1899 bill is 2 of 3 pounds per month tops. At 4p its still 25 calls for 1.00 that is damn good value.


If you register for Primus Saver 2,you would not pay a bean for your evening and weekend geographical 01/02 geographical calls. Wink

http://www.planet-talk.co.uk/SaverProducts.aspx?source=saver


That is true, but if you also have to rely on others in the house dialling/not dialling 1899 at the correct times then costly mistakes will inevitably be made. Thats why I opted for Skytalk.
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Reply #9 - Oct 27th, 2006 at 6:30pm
 
4PetesSake wrote on Oct 27th, 2006 at 7:53am:
acezing wrote on Oct 27th, 2006 at 1:43am:
snaffler wrote on Oct 26th, 2006 at 11:38am:
I am still better off on 1899 even if it is 4p per call, still cheaper than BT and my average 1899 bill is 2 of 3 pounds per month tops. At 4p its still 25 calls for 1.00 that is damn good value.


If you register for Primus Saver 2,you would not pay a bean for your evening and weekend geographical 01/02 geographical calls. Wink

http://www.planet-talk.co.uk/SaverProducts.aspx?source=saver


That is true, but if you also have to rely on others in the house dialling/not dialling 1899 at the correct times then costly mistakes will inevitably be made. Thats why I opted for Skytalk.


I was replying to Snaffler. Your circumstances clearly justify the use of a 247 call package. However if you were that concerned you could invest in a orchid dialer. Wink
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Reply #10 - Nov 1st, 2006 at 2:01pm
 
Just received an emailed bill from 1899 today and discovered that the price had increase to 4p per call on 23rd October.  Did not receive any email to notify me of this before it happened.

Looks to me another reason why Ofcom should force Finarea to join an Alternate Dispute Resolution procedure as failing to notify customers of price rises before they happen is totally unacceptable.

Only question now is will they dare to further increase the cost to 5p per call?  Theoretically the minimum cost of a BT weekday daytime call is now only 3p but obviously only if you hang up after 1 second.
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Reply #11 - Nov 1st, 2006 at 3:16pm
 
NGMsGhost wrote on Nov 1st, 2006 at 2:01pm:
Theoretically the minimum cost of a BT weekday daytime call is now only 3p but obviously only if you hang up after 1 second.


3p call setup fee plus a minimum of one minute = 6p (not that I want to give 1899 et al ideas).
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Reply #12 - Nov 1st, 2006 at 3:30pm
 
Heinz wrote on Nov 1st, 2006 at 3:16pm:
3p call setup fee plus a minimum of one minute = 6p (not that I want to give 1899 et al ideas).


I was forgetting the 3p per minute was now rounded up.  What a con - an increase of 20% in the minimum call charge which must be worth a lot of money to BT. Shocked

Especially when so many people have 1571 or answer machines on their line..................
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Reply #13 - Nov 2nd, 2006 at 11:20am
 
Heinz wrote on Nov 1st, 2006 at 3:16pm:
3p call setup fee plus a minimum of one minute = 6p (not that I want to give 1899 et al ideas).


1899 don't need prompting - they've already taken this route. For cable customers, connection charge of 4p plus a charge for UK calls of 1p per minute (or part thereof) means that a one second call now costs 5p.

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Reply #14 - Nov 2nd, 2006 at 12:09pm
 
AJR wrote on Nov 2nd, 2006 at 11:20am:
1899 don't need prompting - they've already taken this route. For cable customers, connection charge of 4p plus a charge for UK calls of 1p per minute (or part thereof) means that a one second call now costs 5p.


They have to charge extra for cable customers due to their own underlying additional costs in connecting these calls.
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