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  1. #1
    Walter Briscoe
    Guest
    I was given a vodafone pay-as-you-go simply vs3 as a Christmas present.
    I was unimpressed that it arrived with a charger interface incompatible
    with nokia's, that it had no car charger, and that a USB cable to backup
    data is an optional extra. I also failed to set up call barring. (I know
    enough to recognise that a barring password must be set before barring
    is set.)
    To set a barring password:
    Home/Settings/Privacy/Security/Call Barring Passw./Select
    Change Password/Select
    "Enter Old Password:"
    0000 will cause "OK" be enabled
    "Enter New Password:" is followed by 4 digits and down arrow puts you at
    "Retype Password:". 4 digits enables the OK button. It took me a while
    to find the need for down arrow. I think it is a software bug.
    With PAYG, "Invalid request" is returned.

    Assuming you can enable the password, Call Barring allows the following
    separate controls: All Incoming Calls; All Outgoing Calls; Outgoing
    Int'l Calls; Outgoing if abroad; Incoming if abroad; Check Status; and
    Cancel All.

    Do any providers support PAYG and barring?

    I am particularly interested in Call Barring. My daughter had to pay
    about 100 pounds used in the hour between her contract 'phone being
    stolen and her stopping further damage.

    I was quoted 25.00UKP for a USB cable and a 3 week delivery was
    mentioned. Can one buy better?
    --
    Walter Briscoe



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  2. #2
    Andy Pandy
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go


    "Walter Briscoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am particularly interested in Call Barring. My daughter had to pay
    > about 100 pounds used in the hour between her contract 'phone being
    > stolen and her stopping further damage.


    Can you not set a PIN, which you have to enter every time you switch the phone
    on, and a PIN protected screen saver which kicks in after, say, 2 mins?

    In any case with PAYG you can normally only lose the credit on the phone (unless
    you've got auto top-up's by DD), so the potential losses are much smaller if you
    keep your credit low.

    --
    Andy





  3. #3
    News24
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    Walter Briscoe <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Assuming you can enable the password, Call Barring allows the following
    > separate controls: All Incoming Calls; All Outgoing Calls; Outgoing
    > Int'l Calls; Outgoing if abroad; Incoming if abroad; Check Status; and
    > Cancel All.
    >
    > Do any providers support PAYG and barring?


    Same with Call Divert, most PAYG block direct *# and menu based access,
    instead restricting it by shortcodes so that Voicemail is still
    configurable. A real pain, but I think it was done to prevent some kind of
    abuse.



  4. #4
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 13:34:33 +0000, Walter Briscoe
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I was given a vodafone pay-as-you-go simply vs3 as a Christmas present.
    >I was unimpressed that it arrived with a charger interface incompatible
    >with nokia's



    Why did you expect it to be compatible with Nokia? Isn't the VS3 made
    by Sagem?

    --
    Peter



  5. #5
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > I am particularly interested in Call Barring. My daughter had to pay
    > about 100 pounds used in the hour between her contract 'phone being
    > stolen and her stopping further damage.


    Call barring will not help you here.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  6. #6
    James Lewis
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    I use a vodafone pay as you go phone and can use call barring. The default
    barring code / password is 1919 though not 0000 or 1234.


    "Walter Briscoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I was given a vodafone pay-as-you-go simply vs3 as a Christmas present.
    > I was unimpressed that it arrived with a charger interface incompatible
    > with nokia's, that it had no car charger, and that a USB cable to backup
    > data is an optional extra. I also failed to set up call barring. (I know
    > enough to recognise that a barring password must be set before barring is
    > set.)
    > To set a barring password:
    > Home/Settings/Privacy/Security/Call Barring Passw./Select
    > Change Password/Select
    > "Enter Old Password:"
    > 0000 will cause "OK" be enabled
    > "Enter New Password:" is followed by 4 digits and down arrow puts you at
    > "Retype Password:". 4 digits enables the OK button. It took me a while to
    > find the need for down arrow. I think it is a software bug.
    > With PAYG, "Invalid request" is returned.
    >
    > Assuming you can enable the password, Call Barring allows the following
    > separate controls: All Incoming Calls; All Outgoing Calls; Outgoing Int'l
    > Calls; Outgoing if abroad; Incoming if abroad; Check Status; and Cancel
    > All.
    >
    > Do any providers support PAYG and barring?
    >
    > I am particularly interested in Call Barring. My daughter had to pay about
    > 100 pounds used in the hour between her contract 'phone being stolen and
    > her stopping further damage.
    >
    > I was quoted 25.00UKP for a USB cable and a 3 week delivery was mentioned.
    > Can one buy better?
    > --
    > Walter Briscoe






  7. #7
    Walter Briscoe
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    In message <[email protected]> of Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:05:36
    in uk.telecom.mobile, Andy Pandy <[email protected]>
    writes
    >
    >"Walter Briscoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I am particularly interested in Call Barring. My daughter had to pay
    >> about 100 pounds used in the hour between her contract 'phone being
    >> stolen and her stopping further damage.

    >
    >Can you not set a PIN, which you have to enter every time you switch the phone


    Done that.

    >on, and a PIN protected screen saver which kicks in after, say, 2 mins?


    Sadly, it has no such feature.

    >
    >In any case with PAYG you can normally only lose the credit on the
    >phone (unless
    >you've got auto top-up's by DD), so the potential losses are much
    >smaller if you
    >keep your credit low.


    I suppose I should relax. After all, my car is no more secure.
    --
    Walter Briscoe



  8. #8
    Walter Briscoe
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    In message <[email protected]> of Wed, 4 Jan
    2006 18:23:45 in uk.telecom.mobile, Peter
    <[email protected]> writes
    >On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 13:34:33 +0000, Walter Briscoe
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I was given a vodafone pay-as-you-go simply vs3 as a Christmas present.
    >>I was unimpressed that it arrived with a charger interface incompatible
    >>with nokia's

    >
    >
    >Why did you expect it to be compatible with Nokia? Isn't the VS3 made
    >by Sagem?
    >


    Video players are reasonably universal. OTOH, Dell now uses proprietary
    power supply leads. This seems anti-competitive to me. It allows the
    absurdity of a 25UKP USB cable.
    --
    Walter Briscoe



  9. #9
    Walter Briscoe
    Guest

    Re: No call barring with vodafone pay as you go

    In message <[email protected]> of Wed, 4 Jan
    2006 22:41:17 in uk.telecom.mobile, James Lewis <[email protected]>
    writes
    >I use a vodafone pay as you go phone and can use call barring. The default
    >barring code / password is 1919 though not 0000 or 1234.


    I suspect you are lucky. I tried 1919 without success. I emailed
    vodafone. If their response is useful, I will post it here.
    --
    Walter Briscoe



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