Re: 0845 - geographic - translation
- From: "Woody" <woody@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:18:50 GMT
"Steve Wilkins" <me@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:22:22 GMT, "Peter Andrews"
"Steve Wikins" <me@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Am I right in saying that every 0845 number has a geographic number
associated with it which is used for routing internal to/between
networks - but could be used by the punter.
eg My local authority insist on using 0845 numbers - which they
to as "local rate call" numbers and say that there is not an
associated geographic number which can be used instead.
This is particularly annoying as it means that I have to pay to
them, and they probably get a cut for every call they receive. And
course for a local authority there is no need to have 0845 as local
residents will be paying true local call costs (rather than inflated
0845) or most likely nothing with a geographic number.
In most cases there will be a geographic number, but there doesn't
have to be! It is possible to route the call, to the customer,
using a geographic number but is dependant upon the operator offering
service. However it is quite likely that the customer is simply
the alternative number, as AFAIK there is no reason why he needs to
I am not a technical person - but would appreciate a simple
If I am in Cornwall on a BT line and dial an 0845 number which is
allocated to a Virgin media customer in Scotland - how does internal
I would have thought that there would be a simple look up from a
database which converted the 0845 to a geographic say 01224 .......
and then the call is treated like any other call to an 01224 number as
far as routing/switching.
To those who have presented numbers without an equivalent landline
number, rest assured they do have a line number but you may not know
what it is. The telephone system is not capable of handling indirect
numbers in their own right - it has to translate them to a number that
it can understand so that it can be routed through the trunk system.
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