Can anyone help? I have a very remote cottage that I rent out in the Hebrides. I have a phone there in case of emergency, so people can call 999. Is there any way of barring outgoing calls to other numbers. Its not normally a problem but every now and then someone decides to spend a week calling everyone in their phone book!
Ideally it would be some way of switching between restricted and "normal" so we can use the phone when we are there? In the good ole days there used to be codes to type in? Does this still happen? Cheers
You can get hardware to do this - a physical keylock device on the master socket, through which the connection runs, and the connected phone can only be used for incoming calls, or 999 calls. I can probably find out a manufacturer as I know someone who uses one. If you were using the property yourself you could then unlock the device and remove it.
You can also set up a fair amount of specific types of "call barring" on call features via the Your account pages on bt.com https://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerOrders/control/product - depending on what other features you want that might cost a small amount per month.
I fail to see why "greedy BT" would not/should not chase you for payment of the bill if somebody abuses your phone however have you considered fitting a pay phone.
Relax. China doesn't have a speaking clock. The one in Singapore has a Chinese option but you probably can't call it from the UK.