BT Yahoo broadband and PAYG standby/alternative connection

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by m, Jun 5, 2006.

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    m Guest

    A quick question as we are setting up a friend's new BT Yahoo Broadband
    connection tomorrow.

    He wants to use his broadband connection on his laptop using a
    modem/router while at home but also to have access to his account via
    the 56K modem on dial-up while in the country.

    BT don't seem to be able to understand this question and come back
    saying one can't use more than one connection to an account at the same
    time - well that is not a problem as the ADSL connection can be
    disconnected while the PAYG is in use so there is actually only one
    connection at any time.

    Does anyone know if the BT Yahoo broadband username and password will
    work on PAYG and, if so, what is the required dial-up number?

    I know BT tries to get you to load their dial-up software but even if
    this was hanging around, it wouldn't muck up the broadband as, using a
    proper router, dial-up networking is not involved as it would be with a
    USB modem. Presumably his laptop could be set to 'never dial a
    connection' for broadband use and he could have a 'dial BT' icon on his
    desktop for use in the country.

    He actually has a Freeserve account so could use this in the country but
    that adds complications and using just one BT account would be simpler
    for him.

    Any advice/experience gratefully received.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
    m, Jun 5, 2006
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  2. m

    Flying Rat Guest

    Often it's easier to just use a 3rd party PAYG account and download his
    mail as normal, or use a webmail interface to reply. If you can set up a
    BT dialup account he _could_ be able to fully use his email and other
    services.

    You would have to try that and see as it depends on IP addressing. If
    the dialup pools are excluded from accessing services provided over
    broadband it would be fairly pointless. However if he can connect using
    an IP address in BT's pool it might allow him to just work as normal.

    FR
     
    Flying Rat, Jun 5, 2006
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    Joker7 Guest

    :A quick question as we are setting up a friend's new BT Yahoo Broadband
    : connection tomorrow.
    :
    : He wants to use his broadband connection on his laptop using a
    : modem/router while at home but also to have access to his account via
    : the 56K modem on dial-up while in the country.
    :
    : BT don't seem to be able to understand this question and come back
    : saying one can't use more than one connection to an account at the same
    : time - well that is not a problem as the ADSL connection can be
    : disconnected while the PAYG is in use so there is actually only one
    : connection at any time.
    :
    : Does anyone know if the BT Yahoo broadband username and password will
    : work on PAYG and, if so, what is the required dial-up number?
    :
    : I know BT tries to get you to load their dial-up software but even if
    : this was hanging around, it wouldn't muck up the broadband as, using a
    : proper router, dial-up networking is not involved as it would be with a
    : USB modem. Presumably his laptop could be set to 'never dial a
    : connection' for broadband use and he could have a 'dial BT' icon on his
    : desktop for use in the country.
    :
    : He actually has a Freeserve account so could use this in the country but
    : that adds complications and using just one BT account would be simpler
    : for him.
    :
    : Any advice/experience gratefully received.
    :
    : Thanks
    :
    : Mike
    :

    Why BT ?

    BT Yahoo Anytime 0808 993 3001
    BT Yahoo Pay-As-You-Go 0845 756 0000
    International PSTN 00 44 121 478 9200
    username supplied by BT Yahoo, e.g.



    Chris
     
    Joker7, Jun 5, 2006
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    Flying Rat Guest

    just found this

    http://www.btyahoo.com/internet/prices

    PAYG account for BTYahoo, should take care of it. Just set it up and
    check if the Broadband services work, which they should

    FR
     
    Flying Rat, Jun 5, 2006
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    Sean Guest

    I normally use 0845 003 3636 for dial up if i need it.

    In the past if i've been going out to and using my laptop i set my home
    line as a VPN.. So just dial home and connect through my ADSL :D
     
    Sean, Jun 5, 2006
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    Ian Cummings Guest

    What do you mean by "access to his account" - fetch email from his BTY
    POP3 mailbox/es, or something else ?
    http://www.purplecloud.com/dialup/

    Collect his BTY email using POP3, and send using their SMTP service.

    Several others like it: (not recommendations, mind)

    http://www.123-reg.co.uk/dialup.shtml
    http://adial.co.uk/
    http://www.free-dialup.net/
    http://www.freeukisp.co.uk/free-dial-up-access.htm
    etc etc
     
    Ian Cummings, Jun 6, 2006
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