Game over :-(

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Furball, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    iirc, when we had to use a different number a few months back that 0845 was sniffed out as being a data call and I remember getting charged.

    i am thinking it'll be a little perverse to call an 0845 number from my new Virgin phone line to get S1 data but I'm thinking I'll give it a go this Sunday if it's still working :)

    ETA - been covered, should have read the rest of the thread, just awake - leave me alone :)
     
  2. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I did not realise that..

    I thought when they said 0845 calls were free it meant they were free....

    However

    http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12732/kw/

    Automan.
     
  3. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Another days worth on 0845 from TiVo now available
     
  4. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    well, i'm a jock and i noticed the pennies difference in my bills. you southerners must have shillings to throw away :)
     
  5. BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    Yes definitely available here. My mother in law has it.
     
  6. Steve_K

    Steve_K Member

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    Good point and of course not good news.

    Re LarryDavid's point, I wonder how many of us would have objected if they'd said "look we can't afford it as is anymore but we are prepared to keep the service going if you pay the local rate phone calls"

    Got to say I probably wouldn't have. Might have moaned a bit under my breath.
     
  7. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Just for the record using the onetel access number prior to the 0845 number (with 2 pauses inbetween) seems to work OK.

    I'll keep an eye on the itemised bills from onetel to check the pricing, can't be more than SKY though.
     
  8. szpoog

    szpoog New Member

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    08450885336 as a prefix worked for me tonight, and it showed up as a free call with my phone provider Eclipse.net.
    Thanks everyone for the information, fingers crossed that it lasts.
     
  9. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    A successful TiVo call in the last 12 hours or so should say "Guide Data To: Wednesday 6 July 2011" and for many channels (not BBC/ITV/C4/5) should have full listings for 5 July.

    My SkyOne has RoadWars at 12am on 6th July.
     
  10. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    FYI, I'm watching VM TiVo in Belfast as I type! :)
     
  11. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    Just forced a daily call about an hour ago...

    Had the new mail icon, and I thought here we go.... but it was a line up change about channel 642 (on Sky)!!!
     
  12. michael401

    michael401 Member

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    :)
    Just ignore my earlier post then - I must have imagined it! :D
     
  13. pj280167

    pj280167 New Member

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    I've just added the dial prefix

    08450885336

    to my TiVo and I'm getting

    (Failed.Number not answering )

    Anyone else with the same problem ?

    pj
     
  14. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    Yep, me too. I've just this minute tried that number, and was about the post the same question, as I have the same problem. Looking at the tclient.log, it is actually answering, negotiating the logon, then I get lots of Waiting for PPP - 1 (/10), then it gives up. This is exactly what happens on the original 0808 number, so it looks like they are turning off the responses, via the various access numbers, one by one.

    Tivo reports Failed - Number not answering, which is a simplified version of events.

    We'll have to try the 0207 number Peter mentioned (or one of the other 0845 numbers I saw a list of in one of these posts).

    Cheers,

    Matt.
     
  15. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    according to a thread on tivoland, the 0845 number may not be live 24/7 - so only providing an intermittent response
     
  16. cjanderson

    cjanderson New Member

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    i managed to use the 0845 number about 30 mins ago, to do a new guided set up. So its working now.
     
  17. pj280167

    pj280167 New Member

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    Thanks for the update.. I've just tried again and although TiVo connected and said it downloaded, the programme guide data still only shows until 3 July which I'm fairly sure is what is was before the call was made...

    Does anyone else have data from Tribune to after 3 July ?
     
  18. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Mine dialled last night at 9:30pm and has guide data to 9th July
     
  19. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    +1 at 9 this morning.
     
  20. bigwheeler

    bigwheeler New Member

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    I have left my tivo on dial up to the official Tivo number last week and had called failed since last monday. Yesterday (sat) when my tivo called its normal dial up it crashed! So I rebooted it and pulled the phone plug.
    Today when I switched tivo onI got a message with a new channel line up, so I checked the channel data and I now have listings until 9 july:)
    I have tried to do a forced daily call seems to download ok but dosen't hang up?

    Anyone else had this
     

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