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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Mar-14 15:50:22
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BEWARE: BT Can't Correctly Bill Newly Chargeable !571


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Now that BT is charging for BT Answer 1571, they are incapable of charging for it correctly. Just got my March BT Bill.

On a line electing to pay for BT Answer 1571 they have charged 3 x for the same periods; the period from when the charging began, Jan 4, to present and the period for the 3 months in advance. 2 each of these charges are duplicates that should never have been charged.

On a line not taking BT Answer 1571 they have charged 2 x for these same periods. All these charges should never have been charged.

I have raised this with them that they have completely screwed up my bill and they have promised to reissue a corrected paper bill shortly and to lodge a formal complaint. I expect this to affect everyone who was ever on 1571.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 17-Mar-14 16:12:39
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I assume this is the RENTAL for the service and not for dialling it.


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Standard User TheEulerID
(newbie) Mon 17-Mar-14 16:41:28
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"I expect this to affect everyone who was ever on 1571."

Really? On what basis?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:19:35
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Yes, dialling 1571 is always free. Unless you are one of those that confuses calling it with asking it to do a 20p Call Return for you grin.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User Bob_s2
(experienced) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:26:02
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That was the case but it is now chargable
Standard User TheEulerID
(newbie) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:51:52
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Dialling 1571 is free. It's only callback and the rental that are chargeable. This has been done to death recently.
Standard User Malwaremike
(committed) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:52:31
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I think you have just been unlucky, BT got mine right from January:
Line Rental 5 Mar - 4 Apr 14 £0.00 (we paid 12 months advance)

BT Privacy at Home - Caller Display 5 Mar - 4 Apr 14
This is the cost of your BT Privacy at Home - Caller Display up to 4 Apr 2014 at £1.75 a month £1.75

Package Broadband and Calls 5 Mar - 4 Apr 14 £8.65

Unlimited Anytime Calls Add-on 5 Mar - 4 Apr 14
Includes anytime calls to UK landlines and discounts to UK mobiles £7.00

Total line rental and other basic charges £17.40

Mind you it took months to understand their charging system whereby the advance charge for line rental is taken off your first months' bill etc. After all that we're leaving anyway when our contract expires
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Mar-14 17:59:58
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In reply to a post by TheEulerID:
Really? On what basis?
Just cuz I see no reason why BT would treat me any differently.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Mar-14 18:02:33
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In reply to a post by Bob_s2:
but it is now chargeable
What is? Not just dialling 1571 and just listening to it; that's free and always has been.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User TheEulerID
(newbie) Mon 17-Mar-14 18:08:14
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There are all sorts of individual things that can go wrong which lead to individual billing errors. If it was a systemic fault that applied to everybody, then you'll see an avalanche of these sort of reports.

I've had billing faults in the past, and they've been particular to circumstances. Personally, I very much doubt it will affect everybody who has ever had 1571.
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