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Topic # 57483 15-Feb-2010 12:30

Just wanting to know if there is a cordless homephone that has a fuction qhere you can lock the phone with a pin number!!

There are several teenagers in the house and the monthly toll call bill gets heigher and heigher!!!

I habe unlimited calls to landlibes but the mobile calls are the one so I need a phone I can lock completely with a toll bar!

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  Reply # 299051 15-Feb-2010 12:53
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I think there are services you can subscribe to (I am pretty sure Telecom has one, don't know about the other providers) which will prompt the caller for a PIN before allowing the calls to be made.

Might not be what you are after since it probably comes with a monthly subscription, but the locked phone also has its issues. Won't be too long before your teenagers figure out they can plug in another phone and start calling their mates again ...

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  Reply # 299053 15-Feb-2010 12:58
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Hrm - I take it this is to avoid having to pay another fee on your phone bill each month? (I thought there was a free service for this, but checking telecom's website it seems only 0900 number blocking is free).

I have had panasonic cordless phones in the past that had call restrictions and call bars - however call restriction stopped any outbound calls except to a small number, and call bar locked the phone down to numbers in the contact list.

You don't mention who your toll/landline provider is - so can't make recommendations there (although that would be the "best" solution as it cannot be circumvented by plugging in a new phone ...)

Another option might be finding an SPA3000 or similar (these are a VoIP box, but have a failover line that can be connected to the PSTN) - these are programmable to only allow certain numbers through.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 299054 15-Feb-2010 13:06

Thanks for the responce, so i have totally forgot to include my service provider!!

Im with Vodafone wireless home box. So the phone is plugged into a white phone box. So they cant plug in anoyher phone with out me knowing..

Can block 0900 numbers which I only call its the mobile calls that can not be barred from Vodafones end!!!

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  Reply # 299399 16-Feb-2010 08:03
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Im with Slingshot, they have a great service for tolls in which each person has their own pin number. So everytime someone dials a toll number it prompts for a pin number before connecting the call. On the monthly bill its divided into each persons name and the toll calls they have made! Its great, I started using it when i was flatting - because everyone denies which tolls are theirs.

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  Reply # 299460 16-Feb-2010 11:33
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It doesn't look like Vodafone's Home Phone Wireless offers the same sorts of smartphone services you'd get on a Wholesale TNZ landline (including Call Track which was mentioned above):

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone-and-broadband/home-phone-plus/

If Vodafone's customer support can't offer a solution, the next step might be to see if you can't find some way of setting up restrictions in the box itself. Can't offer you much help in that regard, I'm afraid, as it's outside my expertise.

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  Reply # 299515 16-Feb-2010 15:06
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illicit: Im with Slingshot, they have a great service for tolls in which each person has their own pin number. So everytime someone dials a toll number it prompts for a pin number before connecting the call. On the monthly bill its divided into each persons name and the toll calls they have made! Its great, I started using it when i was flatting - because everyone denies which tolls are theirs.


This is def the way to go. I remember having to implement this at a couple of my old flats. Works like a charm (as long as you can get the money out of said teenagers and if you cant, cancel their pin)

Assuming you've aleready asked them to stop doing this, it sounds like they need more than a pin number....

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Reply # 299738 17-Feb-2010 12:32
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c71931f: Aren't you a teenager yourself?i thought you mentioned somewhere you were 18-19?


How is this helpful?

If you have nothing to provide, then dont say anything.



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  Reply # 299740 17-Feb-2010 12:45

c71931f: Aren't you a teenager yourself?i thought you mentioned somewhere you were 18-19?


Yes your correct but thats not the problem in this situation.

Does it even matter what age you are??

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