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Distinguished Sage
Distinguished Sage
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Message 11 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@john46 wrote:
Keith all withhelds are blocked

So its not that smart then. It will be fine if BT Retail and other providers insist that hospitals, doctors and some other services, do not block their number.

 

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 12 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

They get the same announcement as you do with anonymous caller reject to redial using a viewable number

you do have the option to turn off withelds being rejected if you wish if you wish
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Distinguished Sage
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Message 13 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@john46 wrote:
They get the same announcement as you do with anonymous caller reject to redial using a viewable number

you do have the option to turn off withelds being rejected if you wish if you wish

That seems a sensible approach, as when I had ACR, people simply called back using a mobile when they got that message. That would stop most phone spam from call centres.

 

 

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Message 14 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@Keith_Beddoe wrote:

@john46 wrote:
Keith all withhelds are blocked

So its not that smart then. It will be fine if BT Retail and other providers insist that hospitals, doctors and some other services, do not block their number.

 


Interesting point.

I took this up with the supplier or my own calll blocking device.

They told me to give hospitals, surgeries, etc, my number with the.prefix that unblocks their number with their service.

Some hope!!

There's also the issue with voip, unavailable callers. Easy to block overseas out of area callers, if you warn genuine calllers using Skype.

 

However, the BT service looks promising, with a little more, or the same efffort from both BT and user.

The weakness seems to be blocking individual withheld numbers, which are available to trace at the BT end.

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python
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Message 15 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

Bt are pushing this as a free service, which it is not, unless you already pay the monthly fee for Caller Display, Call Minder etc.

 

I only have Caller Display so I would not get the full service, not sure it is worth the extra pay for addons.

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leny
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Message 16 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

Signed up today, hope it is more than just a PR exercise by BT. 

The cynic in me feels they have a nice sideline in selling call blocking phones etc, so won't want this to be too successful.

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 17 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

sign up to BT privacy and caller display is free you dont need to sign up to call minder

You also do not need a call blocking phone just one that can use caller display
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WorriedParent
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Message 18 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

So BT Call Protect is the best thing since sliced bread and free as well, but how easy is it to turn it off once I've signed up for it?

 

None of the publicity addresses this issue.

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 19 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

The day communication companies outwit spammers you'll see my avatar go past the window.

pompey1898
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Message 20 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@python wrote:

Bt are pushing this as a free service, which it is not, unless you already pay the monthly fee for Caller Display, Call Minder etc.

 

I only have Caller Display so I would not get the full service, not sure it is worth the extra pay for addons.


@python

You don't need caller display for Call Call protect to work, although it does give some additional VIP statuus.

Call PRotect is FREE at this moment in time but how long before BT charge once it has effect is anyone's guess.

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