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    Anyone know about call forwarding to mobiles from BT?

    I have a family member whos phone access is expensive and they cannot get a mobile phone so right now they ring my mobile which means they get a few minutes for a lot of cash where they would get 3-5 the amount of minutes to a landline.

    I have a landline in my new place and am trying to read up on call forwarding since I wont be living there much for a few weeks but paying rent so if say my grandparents or cousins ring they always ring a landline due to price also so call forwarding would be great.

    It doesnt mention charges on the page on BT site that tells you how to call forward and goolging it someone says they get charged 12.5p a minute to recieve calls which is quite a lot!

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    productsandservices.bt.com/con…504

    Call diversion

    The diverted part of the call is charged to the renter of the service at … The diverted part of the call is charged to the renter of the service at direct dialled rates, calling customers pay the call charge only to the number dialled.

    It might be easier to get ]this for your grandparents (£1.50 cost)

    Then it will only cost 7.2p per min to call you direct to mobile, Or if they are on the anytime plan they should have it included for free

    Original Poster

    Starr;8785270

    http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=25504Call diversion



    Hmm that is a bit confusing as I dont know if that means I get charged at the rate of my provider i.e if its after 7pm its free, during the day I get charged peak from BT, or it works by my phone credit.

    Likewise it says call divert costs money on the BT site.

    May be easier to get voip for my phone as my phone has wifi.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;8785291

    Just do what I do, tell them to let it ring 3 times then hang up and then … Just do what I do, tell them to let it ring 3 times then hang up and then i'll ring them back so they don't get charged.



    TBH the family member is in prison so I cannot ring them back and its expensive to ring me because they need swipe cards to put credit on and it runs out really quickly.

    Your landline phone would pick up the bill.

    Grandparents call after 7 from their landline to your landline free, it will then divert to your mobile, by doing so it acts as a charge for your landline. In effect your landline phoning your mobile at normal rates

    Its like reverse charge basically

    ryouga;8785303

    TBH the family member is in prison so I cannot ring them back and its … TBH the family member is in prison so I cannot ring them back and its expensive to ring me because they need swipe cards to put credit on and it runs out really quickly.



    Caller diversion might be your best bet then mate, it'll be like ringing a landline for them but you will have to brunt the cost

    Call diversion costs £2.59 per month. You will pay for the diverted part of the call (to a mobile it is 12.5ppm daytime, 7.5ppm evening and weekend) or you can pay an additional £1.50per month for friends and family mobile which will give you calls to a mobile at 7.2ppm anytime.

    Friend of mine uses this service on his business line, pays around £100/month.

    He said calls diverted to a BT mobile and there is no bill on diverted part.

    thanks
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