Can I have ADSL on a line with incoming calls only?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Pep, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Pep

    Pep Guest

    I would like to get my BT account changed to incoming calls only but also
    want to get a ADSL connection.

    Can I do this or do I have to have a normal BT account with outgoing calls?

    TIA,
    Pep.
     
    Pep, Jul 12, 2006
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  2. I would like to get my BT account changed to incoming calls only but
    You have to have a normal BT line and pay the line rental.

    Peter Crosland
     
    Peter Crosland, Jul 12, 2006
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  3. Pep

    Pep Guest

    Thanks, paying the line rental was never an issue as even incoming calls
    only requires a line which you pay rental on. It's just that incoming
    calls only is a cheaper line rental than a "normal" outgoing call line.

    Cheers,
    Pep.
     
    Pep, Jul 12, 2006
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  4. Pep

    Bob Eager Guest

    Is it? Where is this documented?
     
    Bob Eager, Jul 12, 2006
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  5. Pep

    Christopher Guest

    My understanding was that for a subscriber to request OCB [outgoing calls
    barred] there was a single payment to BT of around £25 in addition to a
    normal line rental. As an ADSL line is split between a voice line and the
    Broadband connection, I can think of my reason why BT should not agree to
    keep the voice part OCB.
     
    Christopher, Jul 12, 2006
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  6. Pep

    Jono Guest

    It depends why/how you have incoming calls only -
    1. are calls barred for non-payment?
    2. is the line an "In contact" line?
    3. have you merely added call barring?
    4. have you asked for a permanent outgoing call bar?

    The 1st two cannot have ADSL, the latter two, I'm sure can.
     
    Jono, Jul 12, 2006
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  7. Pep

    Owain Guest

    Is this an "In Contact Plus" line? This is a "basic" telephone service
    intended for people on low incomes.

    http://www.serviceview.bt.com/list/current/docs/Exch_Lines.boo/00023.htm

    Can't see any broadband exclusion like there is with Low User Scheme.

    You might need to go onto one of the "ordinary" BT options and then
    select an Outgoing Calls Barred option.

    Owain
     
    Owain, Jul 12, 2006
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    Hmm, nice. Reading this guide it mentions 'take over' requiring no
    internal changes, does this mean BT could take over a Bulldog line for
    example or is it just for unbundled BT lines (if that makes sense?).
     
    Clint Sharp, Jul 12, 2006
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    jim Guest

    An OCB marker is compatible with broadband but line rental is paid at
    the normal rate, and there is a one-off charge to have the OCB applied

    jim
     
    jim, Jul 12, 2006
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