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    Anyone use it?

    This is a discussion on Anyone use it? within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; If so... do you know how much 0870/0845 are to call and if you can override it to use BT ...

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      Anyone use it?

      If so... do you know how much 0870/0845 are to call and if you can override it to use BT?
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      AFAIK.. you still pay for the 0870/0845 numbers, and probably at the inflated rate.. of course you can try SAYNOTO0870.com

      but sky are still kinda hard to get hold of through them..

      IF you wanna ring sky and dont want to pay for 0870 look up the Disney channel 0800 number (in the phone numbers bit of services) and then there is an option to get put through to sky..

      Hope that helps
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      Yeh, I'm aware that I will have to pay for those calls, and I use saynoto0870 as much as possible, just wondering what Sky Talk actually charges for those calls - if it's the same (or less) than BT it's probably worth me switching.

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      Details of the charges payable for Sky Talk calls are included in your welcome pack and are also available by calling Sky Talk Customer Services on 0870 905 9051.
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      Quote Originally Posted by LNB View Post
      Details of the charges payable for Sky Talk calls are included in your welcome pack and are also available by calling Sky Talk Customer Services on 0870 905 9051.

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      Sky Talk are CPS (Carrier PreSelect) services - which means that you have to have a BT landline in order to use them and that you continue to pay BT for the line rental. CPS just means that, normally, your calls will go out via the CPS provider (i.e. you have pre-selected which carrier to use).

      The most important aspect of using a CPS provider is that you can decide to override the CPS routing for any call if you want to. By simply dialling 1280 for example, individual calls can be sent out on BT instead (that/those calls would then be billed by BT).

      Some CPS providers craftily charge extra for 084/087 calls and, although there are other ways to reduce the cost of those calls (see HERE), it saves of lot of hassle knowing you can just dial a 1280 prefix and be certain to only pay BT rates (although they're not the cheapest).

      If you are a Sky subscriber, the Sky Talk Unlimited package for 5/month for an unlimited number of anytime calls (of up to an hour) to UK 01/02 numbers (and to 10 specified countries) is quite a good deal bearing in mind BT charge 3p connection* and 3p/minute for UK calls weekday daytimes (and 5p for up to an hour evenings and weekends).

      OTOH, Sky Talk Unlimited's 5 is beaten if:

      (1) you're signed up for a package like Primus Saver Option 2 CPS and get free evening and weekend UK 01/02 calls for no monthly fee;
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      (2) you make your weekday daytime UK 01/02 calls (of any duration) for 5p each via 18185.co.uk and make fewer than 100 such calls each month.

      However, if you make more than 100 weekday daytime UK 01/02 calls every month [100 x 5p = 5], Sky Talk sneaks ahead.

      Don't forget though that the Sky Talk 5 subscription is payable each month, every month - so you'd be paying it even when you're away on holiday and not making any calls.

      * BT abolished the 5p minimum call charge on 1/10/2006 and replaced it with a 'Call Set-up' charge of 3p (so a peak time call of less than a minute - e.g. where you hit 1571 if someone's already engaged on a call - now costs 9% more than before [6p instead of 5p]).
      Last edited by Heinz; 19-01-07 at 02:48 PM.
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      I can recommend the Orchid LCR units. These programmable in-line boxes ensure calls made by anyone in the household are routed via your preferred network operator or indirect carrier. The Orchid units also allow you to force route DQ calls to a particular service or bar calls (e.g. 09xx numbers). Mine is programmed to route via SkyTalk, BT + three other indirect carriers to take advantage of the best rates depending on the time-of-day and whether weekday/weekend.

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      do you save much by using different carriers? i got 6 kids 3 of them teenagers so any saving to Mobile's would help
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      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      do you save much by using different carriers? i got 6 kids 3 of them teenagers so any saving to Mobile's would help
      Buckets.

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      now thats a really useful post, thank you
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