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Automated Message: "We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble your call cannot..."

Mobius187
I've Been Here Awhile

When attempting an international call to a home in England using my home phone I now receive the following automated voice message: "We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble your call cannot be completed at this time...". I should note:

 

1) the person I am calling had no problem calling my home phone

2) the person confirmed I had dialed the correct phone number

3) once, while requesting support from Rogers, the staff member was able to dial the phone number

4) the issue started a few months ago, but prior then I was able to call the phone number without issue

 

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what caused this problem? As it stands I am paying for reduced fee long distance calling, but the feature is useless.

 

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Mobius187
I've Been Here Awhile

To confirm, I spoke with the family member in England and while comparing notes it was revealed that apparently I was missing some area code digits for the phone number. We ended up comparing her phone number with another phone number I had for England and determined the missing (and erroneous) digits. Then we tested and confirmed that was the cause. I'm not sure when/how the incomplete phone number was recorded in the first place, but there you have it.

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RogersTony
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Hello, @Mobius187

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums!

 

I can understand how important it is to be able to keep in touch with friends/family overseas.

 

Do you have any issues calling any other long-distance numbers? If no, does this only seem to be happening with this specific number or is it all phone numbers from England?

 

Has anyone else in the community experienced any issues making long-distance calls to England? Our resident expert @Pauly is well versed in telecommunications and may be able to provide additional insight.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully helping you find a solution.

 

RogersTony

Re: Automated Message: "We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble your call cannot

Mobius187
I've Been Here Awhile

To confirm, I spoke with the family member in England and while comparing notes it was revealed that apparently I was missing some area code digits for the phone number. We ended up comparing her phone number with another phone number I had for England and determined the missing (and erroneous) digits. Then we tested and confirmed that was the cause. I'm not sure when/how the incomplete phone number was recorded in the first place, but there you have it.

Re: Automated Message: "We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble your call cannot

mr1uau
I've Been Around

So glad I found this forum. I've been having the same issue trying to contact our bank in the UK. For at least two months I've had little luck getting through due to this message. One time, last week, I made contact with the bank so I know I have the right number. During that call they tried to switch me to another department and I lost connection. That was their fault, I think, however when I tried to call back I received the recorded message again. 
I just called a family member in the UK and had no trouble getting through so I have no idea how to resolve this issue.
This is definitely nothing to do with a wrong number. I have checked the bank's website to confirm that I had the right number and then confirmed that the area codes are still the same. Nothing has changed so it's a mystery what's going on here. I've wasted so much time assuming the problem was on the UK side. It's really frustrating!

Re: Automated Message: "We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble your call cannot

Good day, @mr1uau!

 

Thanks for sharing your concern with the rest of the community! 

 

It is definitely strange that the issue only seems to be happening with that one phone number and that it just started happening out of the blue. That would leave me scratching my head as well!

 

If the issue persists, I would recommend that you try rebooting your home phone modem to see if this helps. Please click here to view the step-by-step instructions and let us know how it goes! 🙂

 

Kind regards,

RogersLaura

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