On Wed, 16 May 2012 10:33:33 +0100
Allan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm looking a three-way calling setup on a BT landline (but without
> having to subscribe to BT's three-way calling package), such that I
> can ring one party, get a conversation going, then dial out to
> another party and bring them in (which is why conference calling
> won't work in this case, cos I can't ask the third party to dial in).
> The specific scenario is where I want to talk to my (90-year-old)
> Mum's building society to sort out a problem with her ISA. The BS
> won't talk to me direct for obvious reasons. I'm oop north, and she's
> down south (so nipping round to her house isn't really feasible). So
> setting up a three-way with my Mum & the BS should facilitate the
> I don't have VOIP/Skype or similar, and don't really want to pay BT's
> service charge for three-way calling, nor their call costs for said
> service, if I can avoid it.
> I'm looking for something independent like the conference calling
> offered by e.g. http://www.hotlinks.co.uk/conferencing.htm which is
> conferencing, but 3-way calling.
> I don't mind paying a bit for the call, just don't want to have to
> subscribe to BT's monthly package (cos I only use this service once
> in a blue moon) and their call charges.
> Any ideas, suggestions for 3-way calling welcome.
> (I've thought about using my mobile, but my provider T-Mobile/Orange
> don't seem to provide three-way for personal users, or maybe it's a
> function of the phone HTC/G1/Android 1.6, but nothing much in Android
> x-post uk.telecom, uk.telecom.mobile
Is it possible for her to send a letter to the BS delegating you as a
nominated person to discuss her affairs? My bank (Midland as it then
was) allowed this some years ago when I was abroad for long periods, and
allowed my Dad to represent me in dealings with them.
Either that, or pay your Mum a visit, which I'm sure she would love,
even though you say it's a long way away.