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BT 08456021111 / +448456021111

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Ratings: 126
Search requests: 80597
Assessment: neutral, slightly negative, check call critically
Latest comment (4/19/22 5:40 PM)

Richard wrote: Been calling me ever thirty minutes for past couple of days. Stops after 10 pm starts again after 8.... all ratings

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Area Code: premium rate service - United Kingdom
Telephone number: 0845-6021111
Phone number +448456021111 from premium rate service tagged as Trustworthy number 17 times.

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Last call: 4/27/22
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BT Text Message Service from 08456021111 - Expert Analysis

The phone number +448456021111 belongs to British Telecommunication (BT) and is used for service calls to customers who received a text message on their landline. If you answer the call, a robo-voice will inform you about the message and the original phone number that was trying to reach you. The text message will be transformed into a voice message and read out loud once you press a button to confirm. If you did not pick up the call, you will be left with a text message. However, official phone numbers from large companies are also often the target for scammers and you may receive a call from this number when it is spoofed. Always check if the call seems legitimate to you and whether you even use such services, otherwise, do not respond.
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Distribution of call types and caller names in reviews

Types of call:
42 reports
Trustworthy number
17 reports
Harassment calls
12 reports
SMS spam
3 reports
Cost trap
3 reports
Survey (1) Aggressive advertising (1)
Caller Name:
47 reports
18 reports
2 reports
BT text service
1 reports
BT SMS Delivery
1 reports
bt (1) ova (1) Argos (1) ? (1) bt text (1)
SMS Message (1) Unknnown (1) Unknown Nuisance (1) BT SMS (1) Vodafone (1)
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  1. 19

    Raven reported number ‎+448456021111 as unknown

    5/23/14 10:41 AM

    Never had this before but you can disable it as its a service from BT.Blasted nuisance though everyone try 08005875252 then choose BT options to turn it off.Hooah.

    patty replied 8/6/14 9:38 PM
    I have just rang this 0800 number and got it turned off,thankyou.
    Lionpops replied 9/3/14 5:00 PM
    Thank you for that number.
    Got it switched off now.
    stuart replied 11/10/14 6:55 PM
    Suzy replied 11/15/14 8:36 AM
    Thanks for the 0800 number,had five call during evening and two through the night.Have now pressed option 5 to stop all calls .So grateful
    Mark Phillips replied 12/1/14 4:06 PM
    Nice One, Option 1 then Option 5, thanks for that.
    Lumpy_Gravy replied 12/25/14 9:28 AM
    It Works - Option 1 then Option 5 - Brilliant, Thanks.
    zylazyva replied 2/7/15 2:35 PM
    Thanks very much, well pleased to be rid of it
    Grace replied 3/21/15 5:56 PM
    My phone has been ringing since 8am trying to sleep looking forward to tomorrow did the 080005875252 to block it
    Marnie Doug replied 4/13/15 8:11 AM
    Thank you so much. This was so helpful & I've managed to switch it off.
    Have a great day all.
    Snowbirdie replied 4/18/15 3:58 PM
    Rang the 0800 no., pressed 1 in the message then option 5....so now I can stop wondering who was calling :)) thankyou
    nigel replied 4/21/15 10:52 AM
    have rang the 800 ,peace at last many thanks.
    rookery replied 6/3/15 12:09 PM
    I have just used the 0800 option and switched it off. THANK YOU
    Chris replied 6/17/15 2:29 PM
    have just used the 0800 no turned it off
    peace at last
    matt replied 11/21/17 1:55 PM
    turned off, perfect
    peggysue replied 11/15/18 10:31 AM
    Just checked my phone bill and found this number listed. Have now disabled service. Thanks for making people aware of this facility.
    Philanne replied 1/9/20 6:38 PM
    Thank you, got it switched off, yippee!!
    cherokee replied 1/18/20 3:00 PM
    Excellent, thanks, no more annoying calls
    Bustagasket replied 8/4/20 6:28 PM
    This is a great find, and still works, thank you, I have Truecall set up by the police and couldn't understand how it was still ringing my phone when it was not a number I had listed as safe, and did not show on my Truecall list, so it had me worried. If its someone I know they will message my mobile so I have turned it off.
    LOGIKMAN replied 11/18/20 9:28 AM
    Anon 13 replied 11/21/20 9:36 AM
    An alternative to using this 0800 number to block or change the times it calls is just send your landline a text message. This number should call a few seconds later (subject to your mobile network) and you can safely pick up and listen to the instructions. When you answer, the computer will always read out your mobile number so you know it's genuine. Like the 0800 number, there is no charge.
    Nick replied 2/1/21 4:18 PM
    It is a BT text service when a text message has been sent to a land line. Selecting option 1 will cause the text to be read out.
    Kitten replied 6/9/21 8:50 PM
    thank you now
    Anon replied 11/29/21 1:55 PM
    Thanks for the helpful info. Just rang this 0800 number, options 1 & 5 to turn it off.
    George Eliot replied 12/2/21 2:32 PM
    This 0800 phone number will certainly work if you want to block this number at source. It can also be used to change the time that this number can call. But think before you decide to block it. This number is calling from a BT Openreach owned and operated computer system used by most phone operators and many businesses and services to relay audio translations of text messages that someone has sent to your non-text enabled landline phone. Mostly the calls will be from someone you know hitting your landline number instead of your mobile number by mistake when sending a text or when you gave your landline number when ordering things or making appointments. This service is free to answer and anyone can test it by sending a text to your own landline. This number will call a few seconds later. When you pick up listen carefully to all the introductory message.

  2. 8

    teewestwood reported BT text service with the number ‎08456021111 as Trustworthy number

    12/28/12 9:05 PM

    this number was phoning me 5 times in a couple of hours until I found out it was somebody who had sent a text message to my landline! this call is from BT's text to speech service!

    EmJayPee replied 3/7/14 10:48 AM
    I had this too, said the text message was unreadable.
    Clancy replied 7/16/16 8:54 AM
    So glad to find out it was just my husband sending a text to our landline by mistake! Thanks!

  3. 3

    James reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    12/21/21 10:10 AM

    Text message came through to my landline. This number called, computer voice said it was BT, told I had a text message and told me the number that sent it. Hung up at that point but checking my contacts list as this number called again. Same message but picked out the number as someone I know. Pressed 1 this time. Friend sent message to my landline by mistake. The computer read it out. Not with BT so a bit confused. although I know Openreach look after the phone lines into my house. I think this must rate as trustworthy as introduction clear and can be checked.

  4. 3

    Sedna reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    3/25/20 5:41 PM

    BT text to landline audio translation service. Very annoying as keeps ringing until you answer and clicks off when answer phone clicks in. Answered after ignoring several calls. Suspicious as voice told me to press 1 to hear message as this usually means connecting to a scam premium rate number but recognised the originating mobile number. Relative sent text to my landline by mistake. Hope scammers don't spoof this number!!

    sparky replied 6/25/20 11:16 AM
    i see you got the who called site shut down again with your cronies then hey sedna - this is not a trustworthy number and you know it !
    oort cloud replied 10/9/20 11:23 AM
    utter tosh sedna oops im taking to myself again !!

  5. 1

    Mark reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    1/12/19 12:36 PM

    0845 6021111
    This is a legitimate BT service, it's automated to read aloud text messages sent to your land-line number. You can control this by calling freephone 0800 587 5252 (yes, it's free). For those who say "I'm not on BT" you're missing the point, you don't have to be a BT customer, it's a free service. Just call freephone 0800 587 5252 (yes, for free! ) then listen to the options. Simples!

  6. 1

    sbarnett reported number ‎+448456021111 as unknown

    4/29/15 8:46 AM

    I did what Raven recommended and it worked! Thanks so much.

  7. 1

    iPhone reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Harassment calls

    5/17/14 4:00 PM

    Persistent and relentless nuisance caller, called a dozen times a day I wouldn't bother to answer.

  8. 0

    Richard reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as SMS spam

    4/19/22 5:40 PM

    Been calling me ever thirty minutes for past couple of days. Stops after 10 pm starts again after 8.00 am
    Why can't BT block this number
    This is not 0845602111

    Gatsby replied 5/12/22 3:02 PM
    This IS a BT number. Relays audio translations of text messages sent to a non-text enabled landlines and used by most phone operator. Usually safe to pick up and listen. DO NOT press any buttons on your phone when this number calls as instructed by the computer - just keep listening. This service is free to answer. Try sending a test text to your landline 2c what happens. This is an opt out service. One option you will be given when you pick up is to opt out of future calls. Takes about 30 mins to kick in.

  9. 0

    iPhone reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    2/9/22 12:58 PM via iPhone App

    Talking text message! Thanks Raven used your advice and turned it off .

  10. 0

    Kind Katie reported number ‎+448456021111 as BT

    9/13/21 12:41 PM

    This is a genuine BT number, which has been spoofed.
    If it is a scam, you will be asked to press 1 to listen to the message.
    If it is BT, you will be able to hear the message by continuing to hold.

    Gatsby replied 9/14/21 3:24 PM
    This genuine BT number, used by most phone operators and many businesses and services, is a text to landline audio translation and relay system. It calls landlines when someone sends a text to it. When you answer, the computer will ALWAYS tell you the originating number before offering you various options including 'press 1' on your phone key to pick up the message. Obviously, the originating number should be checked before pressing 1. Alternatively, when this number calls, just send a text to your landline. Next time it calls (it will keep trying to deliver the message for 24 hours) pick up the phone and if one of the originating numbers is your mobile you will know the call is genuine and not spoofed. If the other text is a scam, no harm in listening, just report that originating number as the scam. Haven't tried hanging on when this number calls but may do that next time someone texts my landline - happens occasionally. Bit of a “Déjà vu” experience here methinks.
    Gatsby replied 3/29/22 1:23 PM
    This number called the other day with an audio text message from my electricity supplier - OVO. They only have my landline number as the contact. The usual introductory message from the computer but I didn't press 1 to hear the message. This time I let it run on to the end of the spiel. It does go on a bit as it works through the various options. The computer then read out the text message without my having to do anything or press any buttons on my phone.

  11. 0

    Troll basher reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    3/1/21 6:22 PM

    Perfectly safe number unless your name is jack then it's a scam, what scam nobody knows but it's a scam , and if you disagree with said jack he will abuse and threaten you because she always gets found out and has a tantrum .

    JACK THE SPRAT replied 3/3/21 4:18 PM
    Perfectly safe ONLY if you understand how it works and know how to check for scams and pick up the genuine text calls to a landline. Idiotic trolls called all kinds of names can end up getting even the helpful posts about this number removed. That could mean someone missing an important message.

  12. 0

    Angry SKY customer reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as SMS spam

    2/22/21 2:19 PM

    Constantly calls. I'm not even with BT so why am I be receiving BT SMS to landline messages?

    Jack Spratt replied 2/23/21 12:28 PM
    Sky uses the BT/Openreach network for landlines and uses the BT system to relay an audio translation of a text someone sent to your landline. Very annoying but try sending a text to your landline and see what happens. Texts are deleted after 24 hours so you have lost the original message.

  13. 0

    S reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as SMS spam

    1/16/21 8:53 PM

    Got a call from this number saying it was Bt message service and to press 1 to hear message, I hung up the phone. 10mins later I got another call, so I pressed 1 and the message said Tesco and then started to ramble off loads of numbers. It’s believe it’s some sort of scam.

    Jack Sprat replied 1/17/21 1:14 PM
    As this message never read out the originating phone number, it was most likely a scam where fraudsters spoofed (copied/cloned) this genuine text to landline audio translation service number. Loads of posts on various sites about this usually safe number with some explaining how the system works and how to avoid the scams. The computer that translates text into audio will spout nonsense if dealing with emojis or links etc.
    anon 13 or 14 replied 1/17/21 3:37 PM
    you are called Jack Sprat now ? awesome speak soon old man !

  14. 0

    Tim Clarke reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as Trustworthy number

    11/30/20 8:54 AM

    Genuine BT number , to switch it off call 08008575252

  15. 0

    jack reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    10/17/20 10:47 AM

    Beats me how anyone can decide a caller is a scam without finding out what the call is about! This number will keep calling over a 24 hour period as it is attempting to relay an audio translation of a text some guy sent to your landline. After that time the message will be deleted from the system. You cannot be scammed by picking up the phone and listening. Plenty of info around that explains what to do next if you don't want to press any number.

    Geoff replied 11/17/20 7:38 AM
    BT left me a text about me leaving BT and I have been charged £0.58.

  16. 0

    The number ‎+448456021111 has been assigned to BT

    10/9/20 9:02 AM

    I got this number calling my mobile and stating it was a royal mail delivery message and to press 1 etc didnt press and wondered why call mobile when it looks like a landline service

    oort cloud replied 10/9/20 11:21 AM
    rubbish tell the truth jack !!

  17. 0

    Pityme reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Cost trap

    9/22/20 9:28 AM

    Yesterday evening and twice this morning mentioning a delivery of millions, wonder if that could be true.......erm

    It's Not Me replied 9/23/20 9:25 AM
    This is a text service that relays an audio translation of a text sent to a landline. This number can be 'spoofed' but the call will be just like any scam call. You are unlikely to get more than one call. If the text is a scam, the originating number will be scam number to report and once you answer and listen to the text you will not get repeat calls. Many posts around explaining how this system works and how to avoid the scammers.
    sparky replied 10/3/20 6:09 PM
    utter tosh !

  18. 0

    jack reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    8/5/20 6:41 PM

    This is a genuine bt service , my dyslexia centre left me a message as I have severe problems so i find it very helpful as i can't use a smart phone

    oort cloud replied 10/9/20 11:22 AM
    glad to see you seeking help jack after your tirades on who called you are were very odd and abusive.

  19. 0

    sparky reported BT with the number ‎+448456021111 as Harassment calls

    6/24/20 3:56 PM

    sedna tut tut you are everywhere spam scammer call !

  20. 0

    iPhone reported Bt with the number ‎+448456021111 as Harassment calls

    1/16/20 1:53 PM via iPhone App

    They are back again. Ignore

  21. 0

    fred reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    7/10/19 10:30 AM

    call from this number ever 20 minutes over the last 2 hours. scam

  22. 0

    Jeremy Harvey reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as Harassment calls

    9/13/18 7:58 PM

    14 calls so far today

  23. 0

    Kevan reported BT SMS Delivery with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    3/20/18 2:10 PM

    This is a genuine BT service that delivers messages sent as texts to landline phones. I have had legitimate texts and I have had unsolicited ones. The number is not a scam, it simply relays messages from multiple sources indiscriminately.

  24. 0

    tph reported number ‎08456021111 as bt

    5/7/17 9:53 AM

    BT text delivery service.
    If someone texts your home phone it reads the text out, rings every half hour till answered

  25. 0

    Web id reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    4/14/16 8:46 PM

    13 missed calls from this number in approx 36 hours. 5 of these at unsocial hours.
    No messages left

  26. 0

    Hugh reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Trustworthy number

    4/8/16 5:01 PM

    SMS Text Delivery Service from BT. Text to Voice message for those who text landlines instead of mobile phones. It can be configured to call at specific times of the day only or not at all.

  27. 0

    Hugh reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Trustworthy number

    4/8/16 4:59 PM

    SMS Text Delivery Service from BT. Text to Voice message for those who text landlines instead of mobile phones. It can be configured to call at specific times of the day only or not at all.

  28. 0

    Jan reported Bt with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    1/30/16 7:18 PM

    Text message to my landline sent by mistake instead of to mobile by my brother.

  29. 0

    Annoyed!! reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as Harassment calls

    1/13/16 4:21 PM

    So annoyed at BT...Didn't ask me if I wanted text to speech service...I DON'T...Thanks for posting remove service details :-) :-)

  30. 0

    angry reported number ‎+448456021111 as unknown

    11/30/15 8:41 PM

    This number called 10 times today. Not answered any but so annoying!!!

  31. 0

    tanya reported number ‎+448456021111 as unknown

    11/29/15 10:24 PM

    keeps calling, had this number calling 6 time in last 30 minutes. has automated service saying there is message for you.

  32. 0

    Jenny reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    11/17/15 2:53 PM

    I had my first call at 7am today and have had four since fed up to the
    teeth with all these calls, no messages left but I will not answer.

  33. 0

    tinitus reported ova with the number ‎+448456021111 as Survey

    11/6/15 5:11 PM

    very annoying, not fair when phone is an essential part of family/home life...should not be allowed

  34. 0

    Peter reported Argos with the number ‎+448456021111 as Trustworthy number

    10/15/15 9:18 AM

    this was a BT message from argos confirming my delivery , i missed this call but when i phoned it back i could retrieve the message .FIRST CLASS SERVICE FROM BT

  35. 0

    Badgermama reported BT with the number ‎08456021111 as Trustworthy number

    9/19/15 9:57 AM

    BT text-to-speech service, they're not responsible for the messages they just pass on texts sent to your landline.

  36. 0

    Deb reported number ‎+448456021111 as unknown

    8/11/15 7:19 PM

    Have been called 4 times in the last 20mins from this number. I answered first time but couldn't understand the man, haven't answered since!!

  37. 0

    iPhone reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Aggressive advertising

    8/6/15 2:39 PM

    Called 30,112 times

  38. 0

    export reported unknown with the number ‎08456021111 as Harassment calls

    6/1/15 7:06 PM

    Thanks everyone for giving the close down info. Have done it and hope I get no more of these 08456 calls.

  39. 0

    drakeo reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    5/21/15 1:59 PM

    thank you so much, had this everyday for a few weeks now, used the 0800 number and disabled it.

  40. 0

    Flash reported number ‎08456021111 as unknown

    5/14/15 9:52 AM

    Didn't answer to start with rang twice, answered third time and it was an SMS message reminding me of a dentist appointment. Think it would have kept ringing till appointment day trying to get the message to me. So was a legitimate call as dentist have my number - presumably can tell dentist to not do it.

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