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    Least Cost Routing

    This is a discussion on Least Cost Routing within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have just moved to Sky Talk but I work from home and when on BT I could pre-fix the ...

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      Least Cost Routing

      I have just moved to Sky Talk but I work from home and when on BT I could pre-fix the number dialled with 1271 to charge the call to work (The calls for work were actually free as part of their package)

      Now on Sky the provider at work says it should work but I just get an engaged tone. I have called Sky but no one understood my question.

      Do Sky allow LCR?

      Can anyone advise what I can do please?


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      Re: Least Cost Routing

      Hi mick789456 and welcome to the forum.
      Not good news:
      Indirect Access Calls
      From 1 July 2010, Sky Talk Customers on the Sky Voice and Broadband Network will no longer be able to make calls using a prefix number to access a different telephony provider (known as Indirect Access Calls).
      Taken from:
      Sky Talk. Specialised phone numbers

      I don't know what tariff you are on but most of the calls you are likely to make would be free if you switched to the Sky Talk Anytime Extra package which costs 8 per month.

      Other possible alternatives are:
      • Install a second line for business calls.
      • Could work provide you with a mobile?
      • Claim back the cost of business calls on production of an itemised Sky Talk bill.

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      Re: Least Cost Routing

      Used to have that service from an employer about ten years ago and do remember it never worked on sky or virgin then.
      Our company had a scheme though that they paid for a second line (line rental), so we all had a second line (bt), just for that purpose.
      But then mobiles, business skype and other proprietary internet telephony arrived and took over.

      I do know someone who uses this service for his IT App dev company. He uses a uk service for this and I just asked him and it is only available via a BT line.
      But he does have special routing for some parts of his business (as part of his LCR service) that would allow different ways to connect to the service via 08 numbers, but at a slightly higher cost to the business.
      Last edited by lettice; 23-09-15 at 01:52 PM.



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