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    Question about 1571 with Sky and o2

    Hey Guys

    Just in the process of switching from Sky to o2 but there is one thing that is niggling me
    We Use the 1571 al the time when we come in to see who has called and who we have missed, the auto voice says the number, will this be chargeable with o2 ?
    Or is the charge only applicable when you actually want the number called after doing 1571?

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    1471 is free, unless you return the call. 1571 (voicemail) is charged at £1 looking at the price list

    Original Poster

    Ahh I was getting it mixed up lol

    Thanks Paddy

    Original Poster

    O2 is the way forward then to be honest

    LLU and 3 months free plus the £5 discount as I'm with mobile

    Thats £1 a month on o2 for the voicemail not per use. Both free on sky, this o2 deal isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    Original Poster

    we don't use all those things, its simply for calls

    Paddy_o_furniture;8685527

    Thats £1 a month on o2 for the voicemail not per use. Both free on sky, … Thats £1 a month on o2 for the voicemail not per use. Both free on sky, this o2 deal isn't all it's cracked up to be.



    If you can live with the minimum package (ie no extras like 1571) I'd say it probably was all its cracked up to be, I'm gutted that I've moved out of an o2 LLU area to be honest, the broadband was both the cheapest and best I've had and when combined with the cheaper landline its pretty much a no-brainer. I guess if you have/want Sky and all the trimmings that is a worthwhile alternative, but o2 beats the pants off BT and TalkTalk in my opinion....

    Original Poster

    What does the LLU mean and is it a big thing to look out for when looking for BB services?

    jah128;8686776

    If you can live with the minimum package (ie no extras like 1571) I'd say … If you can live with the minimum package (ie no extras like 1571) I'd say it probably was all its cracked up to be, I'm gutted that I've moved out of an o2 LLU area to be honest, the broadband was both the cheapest and best I've had and when combined with the cheaper landline its pretty much a no-brainer. I guess if you have/want Sky and all the trimmings that is a worthwhile alternative, but o2 beats the pants off BT and TalkTalk in my opinion....


    Thats an opinion, I can't rate o2' broadband any higher. But I don't feel they have made the impact they could of in the PSTN market. They made waves within the ADSL market.
    To charge for things like caller ID and voicemail will turn alot of people off. Sky, TalkTalk and BT all offer these services free of charge.

    saxo_appeal;8686929

    What does the LLU mean and is it a big thing to look out for when looking … What does the LLU mean and is it a big thing to look out for when looking for BB services?


    LLU Local Loop Unbundling, basically it's when OLO's (other licensed operators) put their own equipment in BT's exchnages and do away with BT's exchange equipment, they only then rent a copper pair from BT from the exchange to your house.

    Samknows samknows.com/bro…php exchange checker is brilliant for letting you know what services are available in your area.

    Paddy_o_furniture;8687410

    Thats an opinion, I can't rate o2' broadband any higher. But I don't … Thats an opinion, I can't rate o2' broadband any higher. But I don't feel they have made the impact they could of in the PSTN market. They made waves within the ADSL market.To charge for things like caller ID and voicemail will turn alot of people off. Sky, TalkTalk and BT all offer these services free of charge.



    I guess. I, like a lot of people now I reckon, care very little about a homephone - its something I could happily live without if it wasn't needed for ADSL. I think its pretty rediculous that in this day and age you can get all the above services, plus several hours worth of calls, on a mobile contract for significantly less per month than a landline; hopefully as more providers and competition can open up the landline market there will be far better deals to come...

    jah128;8688545

    I guess. I, like a lot of people now I reckon, care very little about a … I guess. I, like a lot of people now I reckon, care very little about a homephone - its something I could happily live without if it wasn't needed for ADSL. I think its pretty rediculous that in this day and age you can get all the above services, plus several hours worth of calls, on a mobile contract for significantly less per month than a landline; hopefully as more providers and competition can open up the landline market there will be far better deals to come...


    I do agree, but I use my landline quite a bit still, and I do like to see who's calling me before I take the call. Imagine not having CLI on a mobile?
    I don't think vanilla broadband will ever happen as the cost of the ADSL service would rise due to the maintenance contract that exists (and is 1/2 the reason landline rental is quite high).
    I'm still toying with jumping ship to o2. If VM wasn't so expensive for broadband I would jump to them and use a VOIP provider for my landline.

    Paddy_o_furniture;8688626

    I do agree, but I use my landline quite a bit still, and I do like to see … I do agree, but I use my landline quite a bit still, and I do like to see who's calling me before I take the call. Imagine not having CLI on a mobile?I don't think vanilla broadband will ever happen as the cost of the ADSL service would rise due to the maintenance contract that exists (and is 1/2 the reason landline rental is quite high).I'm still toying with jumping ship to o2. If VM wasn't so expensive for broadband I would jump to them and use a VOIP provider for my landline.



    Indeed, I just reckon BT have been milking it too much for too long. I can't buy that a wired infrastructure costs more than a wireless one, particularly given the billions paid for airspace in 3G networks, yet the mobile companies still manage far better deals. I'm still just peed-off I'm in an area where BT is the only option!

    BT's prices are used to be set by Ofcom, they ain't so heavily regulated now due to the competition in the market. BT paid for one of those 3g licences, then gave it away.
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