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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Wed 05-Jun-13 11:11:15
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BT Yahoo dial-up to close.


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I have just had an email from Btinternet (BT Yahoo) saying that the dial-up service will be discontinued on 1st Sept 2013.

I have kept my dial-up account as a backup and because in the past I have had to make the occasional connection to keep the email account active.

The email recommends transferring to Plusnet if I want to continue to have a dial up account.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Jun-13 12:26:11
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Re: BT Yahoo dial-up to close.


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Yeah! I still have my standby dial-up account with Plusnet for Free-Online and it is still working. wink

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Standard User professor973
(committed) Wed 05-Jun-13 12:31:16
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Re: BT Yahoo dial-up to close.


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My ISP does an Emergency dial-up service that anyone can use. No need to switch ISP and handy for sorting problems of BB loss from your ISP.
http://emergencyinternet.com/
http://freeola.com/dial-up-internet/

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Jun-13 12:32:20
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
The email recommends transferring to Plusnet if I want to continue to have a dial up account.
BT recommending PN? Is that kosher? They could have recommended O2 for a permanent mailbox.

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 - BQM
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Jun-13 12:39:34
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
BT recommending PN? Is that kosher? They could have recommended O2 for a permanent mailbox.
BT own Plusnet, Sky own O2. BT are unlikely to recommend a competitor - especially that one wink


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Jun-13 13:11:36
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You've misunderstood! Sky are not the owners of O2 Mobile who are the sole purveyors of O2 mailboxes even for O2/SHC BB (at present).

My point was should BT be recommending another ISP, which they happen to own, when it can be considered as anti-competitive.

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 - BQM

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 05-Jun-13 13:18:35
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Did it specifically recommend PlusNet, or did it say your ISP and that happens to be PlusNet?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Jun-13 13:38:49
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So you think O2 aren't a competitor? Why shouldn't BT recommend Plusnet as they own them?


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Standard User undecidedadrian
(member) Wed 05-Jun-13 13:39:01
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But this has nothing to do with mailboxes but access to a dial up service.

And I doubt that it can be considered anti-competative since there are so few dial up customers left.

Suggesting that they use PN is at least pointing them somewhere to go rather than saying we're shutting up shop go look elesewhere.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Jun-13 13:51:58
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But this has nothing to do with mailboxes but access to a dial up service.
Not entirely nothing, but many peeps retain a dial-up service solely to have a free mailbox. My family have free Orange dial-up a/c's, which they never use as such, in order to have their own mailboxes separate from mine own which comes with the BB service.

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 - BQM
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