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.
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.
@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
@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.
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.