FREE CALLS Using Mobile to 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers using BT SmartTalk
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FREE CALLS Using Mobile to 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers using BT SmartTalk

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Found 31st Dec 2014
If you are a current BT customer either on copper or infinity then this is the deal for you!

BT customers could save money on expensive calls from their mobile by using the free BT SmartTalk app.

If you switch from Virgin and take a BT home phone you can make calls for the same great value as if you were using your BT calling plan, all through your smartphone's wi-fi, 3G or 4G connection.

With BT SmartTalk:

You can save money making calls to 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers
You can make calls back to the UK from abroad for the same price as you'd pay if you were in your living room
You can make great value calls without having to top up your Pay-As-You-Go credit (adds to your BT phone bill at same rate it cost's you on your BT Calling Plan)

I think this is a great deal as normally you pay lots for 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers when you call using a mobile. This way you can save money by using your phones 3G or 4G network etc.

Some may turn around and say cold, I already can make free calls via my mobile package ... fair do's

But remember for PAYG you don't get that. Again there are data charges. But say you get data anyway included as part of topping up then this is great ...

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or evey1 use weq4u app

stuboy76

or evey1 use weq4u app



I use both weq4u & saynoto0870.com

really very handy & useful, & always free

singhisking68

I use both weq4u & saynoto0870.comreally very handy & useful, & always … I use both weq4u & saynoto0870.comreally very handy & useful, & always free

exactly not restricted to bt

weq4u and 0800 wizard~~

0800 also free with Skype app.

I'm with BT for broadband and phone. The tariff I'm on, I get free calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers from 7pm to 7am Mon to Fri and all weekend for up to and hour.

If any problems I use the saynoto0870 app on my phone and get alternative number

Heat added as someone may find it beneficial

Users of weq4u - I hadn't heard of this until just now . Is it cheaper to use this on your mobile than it is to make regular 08 calls on the land line? I never use my home phone but keep it for 08 calls like Gas, electric etc as mobile calls are so high. If it is cheaper to use this app I can finally get rid of my landline. I do have viber on my iphone but hadn't heard of the others.
Edited by: "loisgriffin" 1st Jan 2014

I use this all the time using unlimited data on three PAYG, excellent as long as you can find a data connection. Unlimited calls on my home tarriff so works out much cheaper than an unlimited call mobile package.

This is an excellent app, unfortunately I've just upgraded to a Nexus 5 and it's not compatible, so if you're running KitKat you may be missing out.

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DeadMeatGF

This is an excellent app, unfortunately I've just upgraded to a Nexus 5 … This is an excellent app, unfortunately I've just upgraded to a Nexus 5 and it's not compatible, so if you're running KitKat you may be missing out.



I'm sure they'll update it soon

ive been using weQ4u for a while now along with saynoto0870 but there are always a few numbers that will evade this so this bt app will have its use fkr some people. weQ4u doesnt like 0845 and 0870 alot of the time as it doesnt have an akternative in its database but this is only for unpopular numbets so its still a great app

Never again with BT...crooks!

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glenn13

Never again with BT...crooks!



Why?

Is this a way to get around the minimum usage charge on BT for not making enough calls as you just use the line for broadband? Very handy if you can?!

I like sipgate for internet phone service. Dirt cheap calls to anywhere.

I prefer csipsimple app on phone instead of native android SIP client; also worth installing the codec packs which can give better audio quality.

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Mickyfinn

Is this a way to get around the minimum usage charge on BT for not making … Is this a way to get around the minimum usage charge on BT for not making enough calls as you just use the line for broadband? Very handy if you can?!



For the minimum usage ... all you have to do is to make one call a month. Just simply call another landline ... say hello and hang up.

This is seperate to your landline. It's basically a VOIP service, or used to be. Now it uses 3G to make calls from your mobile. Before they used to give you a telephone when you was on Broadband Talk. Now all you do is download the BT app onto your android or apple phone and you can make calls using this. Again, it uses your mobile data through 3G/4G.

Pretty handy for making calls on your mobile to 0800 numbers.

I know there is something in the pipeline where mobile operators may have to allow free access to 0800 numbers, but until then, for BT customers this is a nice way to get around it.

Mickyfinn

Is this a way to get around the minimum usage charge on BT for not making … Is this a way to get around the minimum usage charge on BT for not making enough calls as you just use the line for broadband? Very handy if you can?!



The BT light user tariff expressly forbid their user on lines with broadband or used for alarm systems.
Or did you mean something else?

speculatrix

The BT light user tariff expressly forbid their user on lines with … The BT light user tariff expressly forbid their user on lines with broadband or used for alarm systems.Or did you mean something else?



Rented house the tenants have broadband don't use the phone so get hit with a low usage charge.

speculatrix

I like sipgate for internet phone service. Dirt cheap calls to anywhere.I … I like sipgate for internet phone service. Dirt cheap calls to anywhere.I prefer csipsimple app on phone instead of native android SIP client; also worth installing the codec packs which can give better audio quality.



Used to use the sipgate app but it's not working on iPad/ android will try csipsimple. Thanks

Samluk

weq4u and 0800 wizard~~


I've heard of weq4u before but not 0800 wizard, do you have other information on it please..

Forgottenshopper

I've heard of weq4u before but not 0800 wizard, do you have other … I've heard of weq4u before but not 0800 wizard, do you have other information on it please..


well, its all on gogle play LOL anyway it works on 0800, 0808 or 0500

krazyasif786

Why?

18 Months of misery come to an end on 25th Nov. Moved into a new property in the country and phoned BT 24th May 2012. I was not prepared to pay their full asking price of £40 for broadband and line rental as all they could supply me with was 2mb which I very rarely got.......constant buffering on catchup TV. I agreed to £26 per month for an 18 month contract and I specifically asked if this would remain the same...I was advised it would. 12 Months down the line after giving up on technical service due to poor speed of which they wanted to charge me £130 if they needed to come out.....12 months later the price rocketed to £47. I called them and was told the discount was for only 12 months. I was hoodwinked....ok ok I should have read the contract when it arrived but I had just moved in and had a million other things to do. The onbudsman services are now dealing with my complaint so hopefully I may get some cash back. On cancelling this morning they did their best to get me to stay with them despite the poor speed and service they offered.....not to mention the cold hard face when I complained...they did not want to know......so I voted with my feet today. I can now get blazing speeds via my 3 network via tethering....so BT even when you do manage to get optic fibre in my street in 2016 you can still go and F**k yourself.

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glenn13

18 Months of misery come to an end on 25th Nov. Moved into a new … 18 Months of misery come to an end on 25th Nov. Moved into a new property in the country and phoned BT 24th May 2012. I was not prepared to pay their full asking price of £40 for broadband and line rental as all they could supply me with was 2mb which I very rarely got.......constant buffering on catchup TV. I agreed to £26 per month for an 18 month contract and I specifically asked if this would remain the same...I was advised it would. 12 Months down the line after giving up on technical service due to poor speed of which they wanted to charge me £130 if they needed to come out.....12 months later the price rocketed to £47. I called them and was told the discount was for only 12 months. I was hoodwinked....ok ok I should have read the contract when it arrived but I had just moved in and had a million other things to do. The onbudsman services are now dealing with my complaint so hopefully I may get some cash back. On cancelling this morning they did their best to get me to stay with them despite the poor speed and service they offered.....not to mention the cold hard face when I complained...they did not want to know......so I voted with my feet today. I can now get blazing speeds via my 3 network via tethering....so BT even when you do manage to get optic fibre in my street in 2016 you can still go and F**k yourself.



LOL. Sorry to hear that.

To be honest what you wanted to do, if you placed the order over the phone was to get them to listen to that call. If the advisor didn't tell you terms and conditions (which they have to read) then you are free to leave without penalty. You can still ask them to reimburse you for the extra billing they paid you.

Best thing with BT is to continually complain. You get different advisors and someone will do the right thing. You can speak to Customer options team, which is BT's retention department for special offers. They always have these on, including ones for new customers cheaper than the price quoted. Most BB companies have moved to 18 month contracts.

If Infinity does come to your area then most likely other companies will hop onto the BT line and offer fibre services using the BT line. Companies that currently do this include Sky Fibre and Talk Talk. Although I'm not saying these are better in customer service in any way.

Finally, you can ask for your complaint to move to head office. They sometimes do this and then someone in the actual complaints department will deal with your request. Most of the complaints when you make them over the phone are dealt with by that advisors manager.

BT... most expensive telecomunications provider...never will be with them!

glenn13

18 Months of misery come to an end on 25th Nov. Moved into a new … 18 Months of misery come to an end on 25th Nov. Moved into a new property in the country and phoned BT 24th May 2012. I was not prepared to pay their full asking price of £40 for broadband and line rental as all they could supply me with was 2mb which I very rarely got.......constant buffering on catchup TV. I agreed to £26 per month for an 18 month contract and I specifically asked if this would remain the same...I was advised it would. 12 Months down the line after giving up on technical service due to poor speed of which they wanted to charge me £130 if they needed to come out.....12 months later the price rocketed to £47. I called them and was told the discount was for only 12 months. I was hoodwinked....ok ok I should have read the contract when it arrived but I had just moved in and had a million other things to do. The onbudsman services are now dealing with my complaint so hopefully I may get some cash back. On cancelling this morning they did their best to get me to stay with them despite the poor speed and service they offered.....not to mention the cold hard face when I complained...they did not want to know......so I voted with my feet today. I can now get blazing speeds via my 3 network via tethering....so BT even when you do manage to get optic fibre in my street in 2016 you can still go and F**k yourself.



i know where ur coming from, had worst service ever when with bt. got fed up with poor service/rebooting/foreign call centre and was misled with original sign up also. finally found a thread on moneysavingexpert.com (martin lewis) with the email of the CEO at the time and sent off a damning email to him of the situation. got the refund and compensation and early cancellation i was looking for.

btw, virgin media have this same service - whatever your landline pkg is you can make wifi calls thru ur mobile, no matter where u are. so as long as u have a wifi connection you can make ur calls just like ur back in the uk - check it on their website. so if u have the 0845/0870 add ons to ur landline u can make use of them. just a bit of info
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