Just wondered if anyone knows of a way to cancel the intermittent dial tone thingy which tells you there is a new voicemail.
I know the most obvious way is to dial 1571 to check and delete the voicemail but I don't want to do that as TalkTalk now charge for that, so just wondered if there was any other way.
Yes, the Voicemail Plus option at £1 per month is available but I still have the Standard Voicemail (2p per call) option ticked.
I'm guessing they are not going to remove the 2p per call option if you still have it active but rather it will just not be available for new customers.
@AllyM why not just get a phone with answer machine in it as then u have full control and free access
That seems a reasonable suggestion for people who actually use their home phone and voicemail regularly but my issue is that I don't. Nobody important will call or leave a voicemail on my home phone, that's why I don't want to incur a charge for checking a message left by a nuisance caller, wrong number etc.
I guess the only option I have is to cancel the voicemail service. The only isssue is that they have discontinued the service so if I cancel it, i can't get it back if I change my mind.
@AllyM The cheapest decent single phone with answering machine would set you back around £35. That's 1,750 Voicemails at 2p each. 🙂
I don't mean to sound ungrateful for your suggestions but like I said before, due to the low usage of my landline I'm not going to go down that route, nor am I going to adopt the £1 per month charge.
The only options I am considering are status quo (2p per call) or scrapping the voicemail altogether. Anyone who needs to leave me an important or useful message will get in contact with me by email, text or voicemail on my mobile.
The only dilemma is, as previously mentioned, the fact that if I scrap the 2p voicemail, I can't get it back if I change my mind.