Help with Telstra call diversion

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  1. leviathan

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    Well I have to use Dial Up for a couple of weeks whilst my ADSL Application goes through, and was wondering what the Telstra Call Diversion procedure is.

    Basically I want to be Dialled up, and have my mobile ring when somebody tries to call our land line.
     
  2. Invictus

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    I believe its ...

    Call Diversion Immediate
    To activate, press * 21 (number diverting to) #
    To de-activate, press #21#.

    Call Diversion on Busy
    To activate, press * 24 (number diverting to) #
    To de-activate, press #24#.

    Call Diversion on No Answer
    To activate, press * 61 (number diverting to) #
    To de-activate, press #61#.
     
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    leviathan

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    Thanks.

    Its no fun being back on Dial up :(
     
  4. Iceman

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    Be aware that telstra charge 1) the person who dialed a local call fee 2) your phone as if it had dialed your mobile for as long as you talk
     
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    Yeah I was aware of the extra charge.
    I am used to being done from behind with Telstra.

    Grrr.
    3 months ago I finally bit the bullet to get ISDN installed after being told I couldn't get ADSL. Paid $120 for that, then to be told 3 months later, "Oh hang a sec, your exchange can now get ADSL". Paid about $140 to have ISDN removed, and now I have to pay even more money to apply for ADSL.

    A little mobile bill transfer is not as bad as what I have had to recently put up with

    /me Shake Fist in Air!
     
  6. caspian

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    Your other option is to add the free poverty-pack messagebank 101 service to your line, and check your messages occasionally.... cheaper than the divert, but of course you won't know someone has rung. Or just note the number on your mobile, answer if you want, and if not let it go through to your mobile m/bank.
     
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    For which you get charged another diversion fee :lol:
     
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    you're not around the point cook area are you? - that sounds exactly the same as happened to me

    why did they charge you to remove ISDN?
     
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    Probably because he had it removed within the minimum contract period.
     
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    I moved into a new estate.
    Was on a irim / cmux thing.
    Told I couldn't get ADSL

    Waited for 8 months and telstra released a new ISDN plan.
    I think that was a contract thing, like you have to be on ISDN for 12 months or some crap like that. So 4 months after I have ISDN, my estate has done a deal with Telstra to get us 48 ADSL ports on the mini - cmux thing.

    So I could of paid like $60 to have ISDN removed, and then cost like $200 to install a new phone line. Or I could pay $140 to "convert" my phone lines back.

    Took the Telstra tech no more that 15 mins to do that.

    So I am just throwing money around at the moment. Its not fun. I could of stayed on ISDN, heck i was doing 34 gig a month on it. But I couldn't browse at all. :(

    I simply hate Telstra, and its costing me a fortune for just set up costs :mad:
     

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