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Old 09-07-2007, 13:50
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I am looking for a land line phone which I can disable at times from making any outgoing calls (you guessed it, teenage daughter running up huge bill).

I've seen some cordless phones listed as having "keypad lock" - is this just a button like on a mobile, or controlled by a PIN code?

Catalogues and websites don't say and shop assistants seem not to know!

Some also say PIN code under features.

Do you think this type of phone will do the job? Any other suggestions?

( I know I could get BT call barring, but that's quite fiddly to keep activating and de-activating as often as I would need to, and of course involves a small charge).
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Old 09-07-2007, 20:03
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Anyone....?
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Old 09-07-2007, 20:42
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http://www.omega-first.co.uk/product1121.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/InternetShop.../dp/B000H9HSAY

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/INTERNET-PHONE...QQcmdZViewItem

There's also: http://www.orchid-electronics.com/v4dialler.htm

But you'd need to create a lockable cupboard around your master socket and this device. It does however allow you to block certain numbers, such as mobile, 090x, 0870, 0871, 118nnn numbers or any number you want to block, it also allows you to route calls to the cheapest provider such as 18185 for certain calls.
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Old 09-07-2007, 22:58
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Get the Orchid. I can recommend it 101%. I had the same trouble with my son, and it's sorted him out good and proper.

He thinks I've asked BT to do all the banning and controls, etc.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:17
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Thanks - in the process of checking those out...
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Old 10-07-2007, 23:12
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poundland do one

its a little box that locks and goes between the line i think. It has a little key on it to lock it, Im not sure how it works, havnt had a propper look at them.
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Old 11-07-2007, 13:17
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poundland do one

its a little box that locks and goes between the line i think. It has a little key on it to lock it, Im not sure how it works, havnt had a propper look at them.
Really??...wouldn't have looked there!!
They are very cheap on ebay though.

I'm not sure if they'll mess up my broadband though, at the mo have a phone & modem going into one socket...
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Old 11-07-2007, 20:00
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i will look the next time i go in(not sure when that will be though)

(http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Commtel-Phone-...QQcmdZViewItem)

looks good, not sure how it will be with broadband though
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:56
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I am looking for a land line phone which I can disable at times from making any outgoing calls (you guessed it, teenage daughter running up huge bill).

I've seen some cordless phones listed as having "keypad lock" - is this just a button like on a mobile, or controlled by a PIN code?

Catalogues and websites don't say and shop assistants seem not to know!

Some also say PIN code under features.

Do you think this type of phone will do the job? Any other suggestions?

( I know I could get BT call barring, but that's quite fiddly to keep activating and de-activating as often as I would need to, and of course involves a small charge).
I have two of the above mentioned phone addicted daughters, so rather than beat them, help them. Have you thought about VOIP for them? 10.00 for 3 months of calls to landlines, and much cheaper to call mobiles
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