I received an email a couple of weeks ago reminding me about the above feature and that it was free so after a spate of unwanted calls i decided to activate it today via MyBT only to be greeted with the message that i can't have it because i am on BT Basic, apparently they can't give me any calling features because of this
Why, when it's supposed to be free ? Most people who are on the BT Basic plan are just as vulnerable as the rest of the world to these calls, so why the discrimination ? A lot of people on this plan need a telephone to receive/make calls for health reasons so i don't understand why we are excluded.
I have lost my voice or i would get on the phone and try and ask someone so i'm hoping someone here can either confirm or deny that we "The BT Basic-ers" can't get it.
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According to the documentation, Call Protect should be available.
which may of course take you to the page you've already tried.
To see that it should be available, go to here :-
and download the pdf file it mentions on the right hand side a little way down the page. The section "We're here to support you" says it's available.
Thanks very much for the information @Andy_N , you are right, your first link is the link i tried when i got the message and i can see on the documentation that you linked to that i should be able to get it.
I will just have to wait until my voice returns in order to call up and enquire about it because no-one would understand my squeeks at the moment. Only the Good Lord knows when that will be because i've been speechless for 3 weeks now.