View Full Version : Telecom TollBars

28-01-2004, 03:35 PM
If i get telecom to instert a toll bar onto my landline...will i still be able to connect to the internet?
as i want to get one as some neighbours borrow my phone and i've noticed they are ringing toll calls...theres only been 3 under $3 calls and they pay for it but i dont want to keep letting them do it...and if theres a toll bar then they cant do it...

i only use the line to connect to the net so yeah....

cheers :-)

28-01-2004, 03:47 PM
ask telecome when you ring up to get the tollbar but you should be good to connect to the internet.

Peter H
28-01-2004, 04:08 PM
Telecom toll bar does not stop ISP numbers that they know about. In my case paradise, but as far as I know, all 0867 are OK. It is very easy to turn on or off from your own phone, if you want to make a toll call - also blocks cellular - very handy. Telecom will explain and tell you what is not blocked. Does cost though.

28-01-2004, 04:10 PM
if you are calling a national isp number eg 0867wopbopaloobop then you should be fine.

I've had no problems since having a tollbar put in place (though I did so under slightly more extreme conditions than you - read: psycho ex flatmate calling her boyfriend on his cellphone = $420 of toll calls in one month)

28-01-2004, 04:12 PM
internet number is 087307845 with Quik Internet..

that should be fine aye?

28-01-2004, 04:29 PM
Blocking is usually done (or used to be) on masking of the first 2 digits.

If thats still the case, 01 and 08 will be unblocked, giving access to freecalls (0800) and ISP's (08xx) as well as service numbers (018). There is no "calling area" STD code of 01 or 08 so its quite clean.

But, as mentioned, its a "charged for" service.

28-01-2004, 05:39 PM


Graham L
28-01-2004, 06:46 PM
"very easy to turn on or off"? I hope it's not too easy ...

28-01-2004, 07:11 PM
Would it not be easier just to say no to the neighbours?
That`s how I would solve the problem .

Peter H
28-01-2004, 07:56 PM
Turning on or off reguires a Pin number. So easy but without the number, not possible. Same as your Bank Card. You pick the number.

28-01-2004, 08:37 PM
Got to agree with Dumdum. Might be a lot easier than (a). having to free the tollbar when you or yours want to use it, and (b). explaining to neighbour that the toll bar is here to stop him or her.

hay u
30-01-2004, 02:37 PM
The only problem you get with toll bar is you can not dial any free number that starts with "0"

Telecom are xxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx.

Peter H
30-01-2004, 05:23 PM
Rubbish - read what has gone before on this subject.

Peter Pecka
30-01-2004, 09:32 PM
0867 can not be tollbarred at all. For $45 once only Telecom will give you a tollbar for ever. For just over $1 per week you can get a pin number toll bar. This allows you to turn the bar on and off. For a bit more you can get Call track. This gives up to four people a personal pin number and your acount will itemise calls to each person. No chargebale call can be made without a PIN. the problem is Telecom says the account holder is still responible fro all toll calls. If you get Call Track, you have two options, one shows all PINs on the statement, one does not, only shows each persons name. The account holder does know all the PINs as he/she needcs to set it up with telecom 123. I use call track as others use my phone because they have toll bars. I set a limit of about $10 per month, the first and last person to let me down had his PIN deleted by me.

I suggest that whatever you do, get a 0900 bar on your internet line at least. This costs nothing.

I make a lot of use of Telecom and test some special new servives fro them. I get special rates on my second line. Late last year, they gave me a $299 027 mobile for free for services rendered.