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    This is a discussion on New to Sky Talk within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hello again everyone! Quick question / puzzle my Mum makes regular calls to her friend about 20 houses away in ...

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      New to Sky Talk

      Hello again everyone!
      Quick question / puzzle my Mum makes regular calls to her friend about 20 houses away in Dunstable and on her BT bill these calls always showed as dialing a "Dunstable" number which is where they live as I would expect and also shows the number and dialing code.
      Now I was just checking her Sky bill to make sure she is getting her free calls etc and everything seems fine, but the calls to her friend down the road although they show with the correct phone number and dialing code, the destination shows as "Markyate" which is a village about 7 miles from us. I am puzzled by this, is this normal?


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      Re: New to Sky Talk

      I could be that the number is one that is normally issued in Markyate.

      Someone I know lives in a smaller town, but her Sky telephone number isn't one that BT would normally issue for her area, it is one that you would associate with the larger town which has the same dialling code.

      Otherwise Sky's database is just plain wrong.

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      Re: New to Sky Talk

      it's normal for the talk bill to be a bit weird.
      all my local calls are listed as being to sudbury, suffolk when i'm in essex. they're the same dialling code though.
      also, calls to the same local number can sometimes be listed as both local & national on the same bill. there's no price difference, so i've never bothered to enquire about it.
      another weird one is the call durations showing on my next bill. the seconds always match the minutes ie: 23m23s, 18m18s etc. once the new month starts & the bill becomes the current one, the seconds figures change to what they should be.

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      Re: New to Sky Talk

      Cheers for the replies as you say it dosen't really matter as the calls are free but all a bit weird though. Could be a bit annoying if you were checking up on anyone, kids etc or correct billing. It threw me off track a bit because I'm thinking there are all these calls to Markyate but we dont know anyone in Markyate, sussed it after I checked the number

      Thanks again.

     

     

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