On Wed, 16 May 2012 10:33:33 +0100, Allan <email@example.com>
>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 comms.
>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
Are you aware that most BT lines were opted in to 3 way calling on a
call by call basis many years ago?
So you don't need to subscribe.
Yes the call will cost a pound or two, but it's only this once and it
Set up the call to your mum explain she must hold on and she will hear
the words "Please hold the line" repeated over and over.
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