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    Unlimited dialup internet access - £0.03 for life

    www.1899.com charge 3p connection fee then 0p a minute for calls to UK landlines, regardless of duration, right?

    register with BT Yahoo! Pay as you go ISP at http://register.btinternet.com/cgi-b...mt=ANY007&ex=1 for free, then using 1899, dial in to BT Yahoo! on this access number: 189901214789200.

    Just like a normal call, 3p for as long as you're on... now just leave it connected for ever and ever, and there's your 3p for life internet connection!

    (Of course, if you disconnect it and connect again you'll pay another 3p... but still unless you reconnect more than 500 times a month it's still cheaper than a £15/mth "Anytime" dialup package!)

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    have you tried this yourself yet?

    012147 is usually billed as a nongeo number (08??)

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    Re: Unlimited dialup internet access - £0.03 for life

    Quote Originally Posted by billbennett
    Just like a normal call, 3p for as long as you're on... now just leave it connected for ever and ever, and there's your 3p for life internet connection!
    I've voted "what a bunch of crap" for 2 reasons.

    1) You claim £0.03 for life. However if you leave it permanently connected like you suggest, you will be tying up your phone line, which means you will need to pay for a second landline to be installed and rented for your domestic purposes.

    2) Using 1889 and 18866 for local access number dial-up ISPs has been discussed on these forums before.


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    can you point us to the thread where it discusses dialup isps with 1899/18866 with a non 08 number please?

    tried search but it only discusses voice calls

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    Yeah, definitely been discussed before, soon after the 1p/3p offers started (a very long time ago now)! Pretty surprising if it still works, but as they'll probably be making a loss on it you risk killing the cheap voice calls cow by doing this. If you can't find the old threads here try MSE too!

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    I've never seen it being discused before, any how definately worth mentioning again

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    nocharge.com with the 1866 prefix.

    3p capped per min

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    Quote Originally Posted by spammehard
    nocharge.com with the 1866 prefix.

    3p capped per min
    I think you mean http://nocharge.com with www.1899.com prefix as the numbers are US numbers

    Looks good though

    If only I could get my 56k modem to work to check it out !

    (I have broadband!)

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    I'd check the 1899 website before you use that. The charges do change and coincidently the charge to call the states is now 0.5p/min

    I used Nocharge for a little while but the connection is just way to slow to be of any real use.


 

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