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  • I had rather different experiences with BT. After moving to my new flat, I had the phone line activated by calling them. This was a matter of minutes and it should have worked.

    At home it turned out that the line was dead so I also used their webside to check the line. The response was instantaneous: Problem with BT's network. That was August 4.

    Then it took an ugly turn. They announced that they'd begin with the repair on August 10! So it would have taken them six days to even start fixing it.

    I was understan
  • If I'm reading that site right it looks like you could use it to redirect any BT landline you want to a mobile phone number of your choice. That has interesting security and social implications.
    • You need to know the BT account number to do this, which appears on the phone bill.

      Of course, that wouldn't be a problem if you'd already managed to steal a phone bill from the intended victim.

      • Maybe that's one of the reasons why BT are keen to switch their customers to electronic billing (besides saving on postage costs).