As I indicated last month, the act of pre-registering caused the appearance of a selectable 'BT Privacy with Caller Display free for 12 months' option in your list of Calling Features but unselected
. On 31st Dec this option was this option was selected
w/out any intervention from me for all 3 lines that I manage and had pre-registered.
Another line that hadn't pre-registered for BT Privacy + free Caller Display also had that option added previously but it hasn't been auto selected.
So it looks like the act of pre-registering caused the 12 month line rental contract for BT Privacy + free Caller Display to start just before the chargeable deadline of 4th Jan and not, as many believed, just after the pre-registration deadline of 6th Dec. Presumably one could still deselect that option before 4th Jan and not be committed to a 12 month line rental contract but instead pay £1.75 pm for BT Privacy + Caller Display.
EDIT: As the promised email from pre-registering has never appeared, BT presumably cannot regard the act of pre-registering as entering or a prequel to a new binding contract, particularly from the point of view of the Distance Selling Regs?
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
Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 02-Jan-14 14:23:15)