TelstraClear you fail.

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 21-Nov-2008 12:59

I obviously haven't paid my TCL bill - at least that's what the recorded message says that just rang me on my mobile.

What was interesting to see was they they were attempting to set the CID so it originates from their residential credit services.. except that they have the CID wrong!

On my mobile I see 064508889977 - obviously this needs another 0 at the start so it says 0064508889977 so the call will connect. The idea of sending the CID is great, I'm just not sure how many people you will get returning the call since you're using the wrong number!

/me now wonders if I should not pay my bill next month to see how long it now takes to fix this! :-)

Edit: It appears that this issue may not infact be a TCL issue so I might owe TCL an apology! :-)

It appears that Vodafone have their switch incorrectly configured and it's not handling CID correctly.

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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
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  -Phone & Data

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  -Mikrotik hardware
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