Alt EPG 0161 number

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  1. worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    as someone who lives with an electrical engineer, can I suggest that you don't try this at home unless you know what you are doing?

    ;)
     
  2. katman

    katman New Member

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    Its all low voltage powered by the 12v wall wart.
     
  3. Richard42

    Richard42 New Member

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    NOT TRUE !

    Actually you can get one hell of a suprise from the phone line if someone rings you when you're touching them ( been there, done it, OUCH :eek: )

    Richard
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    BT lines have 50v line voltage (DC), but the ring signal is 75v AC
     
  5. Benedict

    Benedict Always Thinking!

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    It's not the voltage that will get you, but the current.

    If you think that the 25Hz ringing signal carries enough current to drive the kind of mechanical bell type ringers found in old style phones (and several of them simultaneously at that) then you might get a sense for how nasty coming into contact with it might feel! :eek:
     
  6. CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    Indeed. "It's the volts that jolts but the mills that kills".
     
  7. Davyburns

    Davyburns New Member

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    How much are we talking about for a typical 0845 call for Tivo?
     
  8. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    my last Sunday pre tivo epg turn off dial up, for a full weeks worth, was a good bit over 2 quid using the other 0845 number. i doubt a non VM phone charge would be much different.

    nigh on a ton a year if i dialled up weekly (which would mean only 1 call set up charge per week) would have me looking for an 0161 number, i'd rather pay whoever runs the number a touch more than 50 quid rather than see BT getting half of it.
     

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