Hi to any1 that reads this. I was hoping some1 could give me some advise on whats best to do about these premium rate dial up numbers that I keep gettin on my phone bill, Is there anything i can do or download to stop it or maybe theres a tool that can warn me coz my firewall dosen't!! Im on NTL anytime dial-up my windows is XP pro, Ive already asked NTL if they can put a bar on the my phone line for premium no's but unfortunately they can't, which i think would solve this problem! Thanx to any1 who has the answer
I must agree with pj123' on this i am with BT but never the less surely it a matter of the customer's request as to what they wish on their bill regarding this type of thing.Regards Mammak PS. pity we couldnt request no VAT lol.
Am I right in thinking that broadband is safe from diallers? If I'm right it makes my changing to Tiscali 150k an even better move than I thought. I've removed the telephone cable from my dial-up modem, and I'll plug it in only if I want to access my dial-up ISP.
Yes, generally broadband cannot be dialled out on. But if you still have an analogue modem installed it could be a way in. I am on broadband but I still have an analogue modem installed which I only use for sending faxes. Your solution is the way to go. I only plug my modem in when I want to send a fax, and I am not on the Internet.
If your on ntl via a bt phone line, then your modem does not need to go through your ntl smartbox therefore directly to your BT line. BT will barr these premium rate number for nothing - -whereas ntl, I believe can barr them but at a cost. I have recently gone broadband and although there are times I need to use modem for work, I usually have this physically disconnected when not in use.