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Message 11 of 17

Re: Landline not ringing after FFTP installed question.

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Thanks @Keith_Beddoe . I’ll check my next bill for that charge. If it’s present then that’s a bit underhand of BT and I’ll ask for it to be removed. Having thought long and hard I can’t think of any compelling reasons to retain the number or a landline in general.

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Message 12 of 17

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If you can’t dial out, including that of a freephone number or receive calls then I’m 99.9% sure your old Copper Line has been put into a ‘Stopped’ Status.

It won’t stay Stopped for every long as I can virtually guarantee someone will take the Stop to provide service to someone else.

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Message 13 of 17

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@Starwire , are you saying my number will be allocated to someone else? But that number is how I identify myself to BT. 

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Message 14 of 17

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@RayP wrote:

@Starwire , are you saying my number will be allocated to someone else? But that number is how I identify myself to BT. 


No, that will not happen. The line will just be stopped, then finally disconnected. A stopped line cannot make or receive calls. The copper routing may be allocated to another customer, from any provider. Some providers have their own exchange equipment

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Message 15 of 17

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@Keith_Beddoe , that sounds logical. I can’t imagine there’s any demand for new phone numbers given the switch to mobiles. One-way traffic. It was my plan to drop the landline anyway so I think your post concludes things nicely.

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Message 16 of 17

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I don’t mean they’ll allocate that number to someone.

I mean someone will take the physical cable pair, be it the E Side, D Side or both to get someone else into service.

Have you dialled 17070 from your line, I bet it’s not even your old number anymore, it’ll be an ‘Engineering’ Number.

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Message 17 of 17

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@Starwire , yes, the last four digits were definitely not my number. I didn’t select any options after that.

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