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# 39208 11-Aug-2009 09:08
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We're about to set up a spare room to let out and that room has a phone point in it.

What I'd like is a box of tricks that goes inline on the phone line and prevents internation and tolls calls.  I don't want to cut off all calls though.
Do such devices exist ?

I can insert the device easy enough in between the line as the main phone line goes to a junction box and then stars out from there to each room, rather than the usual daisy chaining of phone points people seem to do.

Failing that if they want the phone thenn they'll have to get an extra line put in and I'll patch it to their room.  Be simpler with a some sort of filtering box though.



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  # 245081 11-Aug-2009 09:15
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Just get a PIN put on the line for tolls.

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  # 245096 11-Aug-2009 09:49
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Mark: Hiya,

We're about to set up a spare room to let out and that room has a phone point in it.

What I'd like is a box of tricks that goes inline on the phone line and prevents internation and tolls calls.  I don't want to cut off all calls though.
Do such devices exist ?

Short answer, no, the phone line is not a distinct extension, but simply one of many on a common number.

As mentioned above, if you want the easiest solution , have your provider add a PIN coded toll bar to your line

Or, another thought is to have the phone point rewired as a seperate line with its own number.

Were you looking at provisioning the room with some form of internet access? ( most people use this for int phone calls these days anyway)


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  # 245124 11-Aug-2009 11:05
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It's unfortunate that few providers offer toll bar with a PIN or call track.

I had to change my mothers landline back to Telecom as she wanted a toll bar with a PIN. Few ISPs will offer this service on a wholesaled Telecom POTS line because they want you to make toll calls with them!

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  # 245721 12-Aug-2009 17:49
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Many moons again I used to install such devices in companies (think back to the days where you would dial a prefix to use a different company for your toll calling.  I know that such devices could be set up to do exactly that sort of thing, however at the time it was impressed upon me the cost of the devices ...

Perhaps if you are really keen you could look at setting up some sort of PBX.

Other options second line (as pointed out by another poster) or if you are in a decent enough Vodafone reception area, the homephone wireless works well.

From the initial post, I'd have to +1 for the suggestion of a pin for national + international calls.

Of course - these days perhaps an internet jack that a VoIP phone / laptop could be plugged into might be more appropriate?


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