AASIP, ADSL, CPS & Talktalk

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Currently I have a BT Home Highway service, with Carphone Warehouse
    TalkTalk CPS service on all 3 Home Highway numbers.

    My local exchange is going to be ADSL enabled from February and I have
    signed up with AAISP for broadband service - the activation date is
    February 18th.

    I have received letters from TalkTalk informing me that they received a
    request to cancel the TalkTalk service on the 12th January, and this
    will take effect from 22nd January. I expected this to be the case for
    the second analogue line and the ISDN line numbers, but not for the main
    analogue line number.

    I contacted them to find out why, they referred me to BT.

    BT say that this has happened because I am having the line converted
    back to analogue for ADSL service and they cancelled the CPS service as
    of 18th February. BT also said that all my BT select services (caller
    ID, call divert etc) will be cancelled from February the 18th, and I
    will have to reactivate any CPS or select services after I get ADSL

    Is this normal? Has anyone else had this happen? What is more annoying
    is that I will be without the cheaper TalkTalk service for almost a
    whole month because TalkTalk are actioning the cancellation request
    immediately, rather than from February the 18th.
    OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO

    news Guest

    Yes, this is normal. My AAISP ADSL is on a line I installed as new, so I
    had no problems with it, but another my lines which was HH now has my
    work ADSL on it, and CPS (which is what Talk Talk is) is classed for
    some very obscure reason as an "incompatible service" and so my C&W CPS
    had to be cancelled for the conversion. As it takes 10 days to unwind
    CPS and another 10 days to put it back you do end up with a lengthy
    break. All my select services were changed but the break in service was
    only a single day ( less actually 10am - 3pm ) and I was without
    dialtone for about an hour during the changeover.

    This seems to be one of the those rules BT are inflexible about. FWIW
    the ISP involved from work was HSO.
    news, Jan 17, 2004
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    Jasper Guest

    I am an order processor with BT and, yes, this is normal as the rules
    are (or were) laid down in agreement with oftel. When we cease your
    existing highway installation, we notifiy your cps carrier of what we
    are doing, but the responsibility rests with the end customer to
    re-apply for cps with their chosen carrier after the new adsl analog
    line has been installed. We only supply a virgin analog line - any
    select services that may have existed on your current installation are
    ceased and you will have to apply for them again on the new line.

    Jasper, Jan 17, 2004
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    Mike Zanker Guest

    My parents didn't have to re-apply for their select services - they
    were carried over from HH to analogue.

    Mike Zanker, Jan 17, 2004
  5. OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO

    Jasper Guest

    John - you are mistaken here. cps is fully compatible with adsl

    Jasper, Jan 17, 2004
  6. OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO

    Bob Eager Guest

    He is not mistaken...he never said it *was* incompatible, only that it
    was classed as such (and he did say it was for some very obscure reason,
    probably that there is a 'rule' rather than anything technical).
    Bob Eager, Jan 17, 2004
  7. OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO

    news Guest


    Comment was meant in the context of "incompatible" with an ADSL install
    on a migration from HH, apologies I was not clearer. I do agree it is
    OK pre and post, but not in a transition from HH to POTS with ADSL.

    What would have been nice would have been to keep HH with ADSL - I
    really don't know why BT don't offer this, given the availability in
    Germany and the Netherlands.
    news, Jan 17, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    Indeed, I have TalkTalk enabled on my ADSL line. As well as Anon Call
    rejection, and caller ID. No problems so far.

    - Steve
    Steve, Jan 17, 2004
  9. OOOooo,,,___...oooOOO

    news Guest

    Perhaps you did not read my original post? Its an "incompatible service"
    for a transfer from HH to ADSL POTS, nothing more. As I stated you can
    have it before and after, just not during the change. I also have ACR
    and CLID without problems on two of my three ADSLs.
    news, Jan 17, 2004
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