We stopped having a landline plugged in because of frequent spam calls but needed to call Virgin today so plugged back in to dial 150, however the line does not appear to be working. We have tried calling our number but get a recorded message saying that the number is not recognised. We spent over an hour on the mobile calling the 0345 number to sort out our other issue but would also like to sort the issue with the phone.
Welcome to our community and thanks for posting. Apologies you're having issues with our telephone services. We understand the frustration especially when you need to get this sorted out.
When you plugged your phone back on the master socket did you get any dial tone at all? Have you got any extension sockets plugged in? If you do we would recommend unplugging all handsets from the sockets and just try your phone in the master socket only.
You may not be able too but we always recommend trying another handset just to make sure its not the equipment causing any issues.
With regards to the nuisance calls, you can register for TPS (telephone preference services) here this stops marketing, silent and nuisance calls to your home.
Can you try the above and let me know how you get on, if you still need further assistance after trying the diagnostics please come back to us.