Calling lines with "non-standard" tariffs

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Phil McKerracher, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. I've been having trouble dialling an overseas company's voice conferencing
    system. I've tried several different low-tariff and VoIP carriers and none
    of them get through. Finally I tried a standard BT line and connected every
    time (but at a cost of 30p/min instead of 3p/min!).

    At first I thought the problem was congestion, but then I realised the
    problem is probably that the line has a non-standard tariff. I get similar
    results if I dial a "personal" 07050 number in the UK.

    This is a real pain. I have no idea which number ranges in overseas
    countries have non-standard tariffs. This must be a daily problem for some
    of the people who lurk here - what do you do about it? How do you work out
    least-cost routes for PBXs?

    I'm guessing most people either bar these calls completely, automatically
    divert to a BT line if the call fails, or require a PIN to be dialled to
    access them. What's usual?

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    Phil McKerracher
    www.mckerracher.net
    Phil McKerracher, Jan 16, 2008
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  2. Phil McKerracher

    Jono Guest

    Phil McKerracher has brought this to us :
    > I've been having trouble dialling an overseas company's voice conferencing
    > system. I've tried several different low-tariff and VoIP carriers and none of
    > them get through. Finally I tried a standard BT line and connected every time
    > (but at a cost of 30p/min instead of 3p/min!).
    >
    > At first I thought the problem was congestion, but then I realised the
    > problem is probably that the line has a non-standard tariff. I get similar
    > results if I dial a "personal" 07050 number in the UK.
    >
    > This is a real pain. I have no idea which number ranges in overseas countries
    > have non-standard tariffs. This must be a daily problem for some of the
    > people who lurk here - what do you do about it? How do you work out
    > least-cost routes for PBXs?
    >
    > I'm guessing most people either bar these calls completely, automatically
    > divert to a BT line if the call fails, or require a PIN to be dialled to
    > access them. What's usual?


    What's the number you have been having problems with?
    Jono, Jan 17, 2008
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