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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 07-Nov-19 21:14:39
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Re: BT Sales techniques - less than 100% upfront!


[re: candlerb] [link to this post]
 
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Mobile coverage is planned to be much better by 2025 - target 95% by geographical coverage.

I expect the odd phonebox could remain - perhaps with mains power and battery backup.
I suspect that it a Boris promise which sounds nice as he wants to keep his job. Is he to be believed? I think he is the only PM I have heard described as a liar several times on Radio 4.

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Standard User dect
(experienced) Fri 08-Nov-19 08:18:10
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Re: BT Sales techniques - less than 100% upfront!


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I have to say that when I told Virgin I was recording the call, I was told "we don't allow that" - and they hung up!
Don't you just hate double standards
Standard User GonePostal
(member) Fri 08-Nov-19 09:22:28
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Re: BT Sales techniques - less than 100% upfront!


[re: dect] [link to this post]
 
It's like the bank ringing you then asking for your password etc. before they will discuss what they were ringing about. I've never managed to ever get into the substance of the call as I refuse to give out such information to a cold caller.


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Nov-19 10:47:40
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Re: BT Sales techniques - less than 100% upfront!


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Yeah, same as that ... they ring you ... they should verify who they are ... not vice versa, you know who you are.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 08-Nov-19 11:08:03
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Re: BT Sales techniques - less than 100% upfront!


[re: GonePostal] [link to this post]
 
Mobile coverage plotted is vastly more complex and therefore costly than fixed line coverage plotting.

The construction of each home, position within it, weather state outdoors, vegetation, traffic all play a part, add to that the variations in signal reception from different handsets and the problems multiple.

To be honest a good chunk of the 95% will arise from use of the 700 MHz or 800 MHz bands, the £530m from government will help and hopefully it gets spent on kit rather than paying for bayleaves.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 08-Nov-19 11:10:43
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[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Find out which branch is calling you and persons name, then get the branch number from banks own website and call them back.

Too many scams/phishing going on that any call may be an attempt to get that one bit of info they are missing to later hit you with scams that do lose you money.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 08-Nov-19 11:13:11
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£530m from government will help and hopefully it gets spent on kit rather than paying for bayleaves.
A new way of cooking the books to make them more palatable?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 08-Nov-19 11:17:35
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[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
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Find out which branch is calling you and persons name, then get the branch number from banks own website and call them back.
Bank phone numbers on websites these days tend to be call centres, even the site for individual branches. If you happen to know the individual one from history, or maybe you have a business account with a named contact, that might still be straight through.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 08-Nov-19 11:55:02
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I've just typed wayleaves and first time it auto corrected it to bayleaves... paused and watched it do it.

Problem being I am normally thinking a few words ahead of what my fingers are actually typing and then don't spot the error - makes for more fun. That and the times I genuinely do type the wrong word.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 08-Nov-19 13:20:18
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smile
I just thought it worth commenting on humorously, hence the trophy icon on it. I guessed it would have been the spellchucker. It just seemed an appropriate reply, considering the claims that get made about rollouts and coverage by government and providers that donít always tally with the reality you detect.

As well as bay leaves, saffron often works well.

You know I never criticise anyone wink.

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