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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 00:46:11
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Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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I've had and used Orange Wednesdays since 2007 by courtesy of my Orange BB Only without their mobile or landline.

Tried to book it last night as usual by sending usual "FILM" SMS. Instead of receiving the usual SMS ticket was told to send "Cinema" to a different # to get the ticket. That told me it my # was not recognised as 4GEE, which is true, but BB users should send "JOIN" + BB landline # back. That in turn told me that it did not recognise my landline frown.

Tried the whole sequence at least twice including re-registering for Orange Wednesdays but no joy.

Got on to Orange CS (English) near end of their working day. They assured me that there is no intention of removing this facility. At least, before he had end call, got his promise to recompense me for extra cinema ticket and numerous SMSs but could not resolve issue.

Tried again after I got off phone but still not working. Will have to call them again when they have more time frown.

EDIT: I'm guessing that with advent of EE, Orange Weds no longer works from non-EE mobiles, as it did before EE.

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 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 08-Nov-12 03:33:37)

Standard User beardedwonder
(learned) Thu 08-Nov-12 10:26:10
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Re: Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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I used this yesterday from a Giffgaff mobile. I sent (to 60005):

"JOIN 01234567890"

waited for the registration text, then:

"CINEMA"

I'm pretty sure that the texts have to be in capital letters.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 14:14:50
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Re: Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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Did exactly that. Still didn't work! Doesn't recognise my landline.

Same thing happens when I send "JOIN my-email-addy-after-@" to 80241 as per Orange Weds website, instead of "JOIN 01234567890" to 60005,

Is your landline with Orange?

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 19 Meg WBC


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Standard User smurf46
(member) Thu 08-Nov-12 14:41:59
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Re: Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Same thing happens when I send "JOIN my-email-addy-after-@" to 80241 as per Orange Weds website


Did you mean send to 60005 as per the Orange website? The 241 number seems to work only for those of us using Orange mobiles. I've always found you need a degree in bureaucracy to deal with Orange.

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Edited by smurf46 (Thu 08-Nov-12 14:43:34)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 15:21:12
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Re: Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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In reply to a post by smurf46:
Did you mean send to 60005 as per the Orange website?
No. I did mean send to 80241 as it did say on Orange Wednesdays website under "broadband customer?" last night, but it has been changed since I spoke and wrote to them.

Notice Step 2: Register for Orange Wednesdays is contradictory; Description says CINEMA but Example says JOIN. Tried both. CINEMA does not recognise my O2 mobile as 4GEE, not surprisingly; JOIN does not recognise my landline frown

FYI: The short 241 # is only within EE Network; the 80241 # which I've used since 2007 is for all other Networks.

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 19 Meg WBC
Standard User beardedwonder
(learned) Thu 08-Nov-12 15:38:13
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Did exactly that. Still didn't work! Doesn't recognise my landline.

Same thing happens when I send "JOIN my-email-addy-after-@" to 80241 as per Orange Weds website, instead of "JOIN 01234567890" to 60005,

Is your landline with Orange?

My landline is with Orange, I was confused by the instructions on the EE website but after reading everything I managed to get it working.

I followed the instructions here, under the heading 'EE Home Broadband and Fibre Customers'

They send you a confirmation text once you have registered. I found that splitting your number up as shown in the example doesn't work, and any text has to be in capital letters.

Has anyone else managed to get a 2-for-1 through EE just using the broadband?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 15:48:50
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Re: Is Orange Wednesdays 3rd Facility Removed by Orange????


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Ah, looks like Orange Weds has stopped working for Orange BB over non-Orange landlines then.

EDIT: Looks like yet another ruse by Orange to force customers to buy their line rental frown

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 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 08-Nov-12 16:18:40)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 15:50:52
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In reply to a post by beardedwonder:
Has anyone else managed to get a 2-for-1 through EE just using the broadband?
But you don't just have their BB; you have their phone too!

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 19 Meg WBC
Standard User beardedwonder
(learned) Thu 08-Nov-12 16:32:40
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Ah! On the old Orange Wednesdays app for Android you could register your Orange BB username to use it. Have you seen if this works with the new EE app?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 08-Nov-12 16:48:17
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No Android; no requirement!

EDIT: I'd already successfully registered my Orangae BB username via SMS from a normal mobile years ago.

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 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 08-Nov-12 18:05:08)

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