An 01x number was chosen as the preferred dial-up number since most people have it in inclusive call packages (whereas an 0845 number would be excluded). If you're not on an inclusive call package then you will need to check the rate from your phone company since they are all different! BT charge up to 2p/min for 0845 and up to 7.6p/min for 01x (both are cheaper at weekends). Watch out for that insidious 'connection charge' for each call you make though! The initial calls will take about 30 minutes. A Daily Call will take less than 5 minutes. Pete worked out the 'worst case' annual cost to be about £80 a year in call costs. i.e. still significantly less than the £120 a year we were paying to TiVo. p.s. you should really be discussing this on the tivoland forum not on here.