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    Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

    This is a discussion on Override providers - are they all "blocked"? within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have sky talk freetime and line rental. Can I make use of any override providers such as 18185 or ...

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      Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      I have sky talk freetime and line rental. Can I make use of any override providers such as 18185 or the 0844 prefix numbers? Much of the talk in the forums seems to be about 1280 (not really sure what that is/ was for sky users)

      We only call Australia once a month and no where else overseas. If I can't I guess I will set up a Rebtel account and use my mobile.


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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Quote Originally Posted by robbob1973 View Post
      I have sky talk freetime and line rental. Can I make use of any override providers such as 18185 or the 0844 prefix numbers? Much of the talk in the forums seems to be about 1280 (not really sure what that is/ was for sky users)

      We only call Australia once a month and no where else overseas. If I can't I guess I will set up a Rebtel account and use my mobile.
      I have sky talk freetime with line. I can still use 18185.

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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Hi, I also use 18185 on Sky. I've also used Liquid Telecom in the past.

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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Make the most of it, Sky will be fully unbundling lines from later in the year, after that 18185 etc. will not work.

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      after initial migration fees, directly reduces third party network costs. These initiatives will deliver improved profitability in our broadband and telephony business whilst at the same time continuing to save our customers money.
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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Quote Originally Posted by robbob1973 View Post
      I have sky talk freetime and line rental. Can I make use of any override providers such as 18185 or the 0844 prefix numbers? Much of the talk in the forums seems to be about 1280 (not really sure what that is/ was for sky users)
      If you have Sky Talk but keep Line Rental with BT the prefix 1280 should put the call onto the BT Bill (which is from BT Retail)

      Sky buy capacity from BT Wholesale to run Sky Talk and, bizarrely, they (BT not Sky!!) block the prefix 1280 only! Other CPS providers still work!

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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Quote Originally Posted by BrianM View Post
      If you have Sky Talk but keep Line Rental with BT the prefix 1280 should put the call onto the BT Bill (which is from BT Retail)

      Sky buy capacity from BT Wholesale to run Sky Talk and, bizarrely, they (BT not Sky!!) block the prefix 1280 only! Other CPS providers still work!
      So are you saying that the 1280 prefix SHOULD work but actually does NOT work (i.e. will not route a call via BT) if you have Sky Talk + BT Line Rental?
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      Re: Override providers - are they all "blocked"?

      Quote Originally Posted by BrianM View Post
      Sky buy capacity from BT Wholesale to run Sky Talk and, bizarrely, they (BT not Sky!!) block the prefix 1280 only! Other CPS providers still work!
      You mean other override providers (1899, 18185 etc. and the many and numerous 0844/0871 gateway providers) still work.

      Only if you pay line rental directly to BT can you have a CPS calls provider.

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      So are you saying that the 1280 prefix SHOULD work but actually does NOT work (i.e. will not route a call via BT) if you have Sky Talk + BT Line Rental?
      Yes, that's correct. In my view, it should work (as it does with CPS) but it doesn't work because that's the way BT Wholesale designed their new WCLI (Wholesale Calls Line Independent) package for other providers to buy and resell.

      Luckily, some other CPS calls providers still use CPS, not WCLI - but beware Talk Talk, AOL .......... too.
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