It's that time of year when these phishers call you, I've been getting the same calls and others offering cheaper call rates and line rental, how they can do so without having a clue as to your provider and what you're actually paying beats me, they 'assume' you're with BT. I know exactly what the situation is on Dartmoor regarding the broadband situation, or the lack of it and as for BT maintaining the lines, well, that's another joke! They were going to erect another mast on the Princetown side so that broadband would be available to the East of the town and beyond Huccaby and the Warren Inn but, alas, that idea has been scrapped, why they don't use the existing mast just behind the prison at North Hessery Tor I don't know, perhaps they can't afford to rent antenna space. I'm not with BT but here where I am we've been trying to get BT to put in a new line that serve 7 properties for the past 7 years, all the engineers say that the line is so badly worn out that they are surprised we have any service at all! For those calls offering you cheap line and calls, tell them you don't have a phone, that confuses them. For those 'Microsoft' scam calls, pretend that you are doing what they say and when they say they cant see your computer tell them you don't have one. Make a note of the number these people are calling from by dialling 1471 that's if it's not a withheld number, and got the 'who called me' web sites and type the number in the search box, you'll then see what others say about them. Another point is that some calls when you answer are either silent or they hang up when you answer, no matter how curious you are do not call the number back as these are very high priced premium rate numbers and are charged by the second, someone I know rang one back, the other end was 'thank you for calling, goodbye' and that cost £50.
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