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 Post subject: viking meters
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:36 pm 
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Anyone know why you can only add a total of 2 extras on these when you try to add a third extra passenger it wipes all 3 :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:39 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Anyone know why you can only add a total of 2 extras on these when you try to add a third extra passenger it wipes all 3 :sad:


Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:48 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Anyone know why you can only add a total of 2 extras on these when you try to add a third extra passenger it wipes all 3 :sad:


Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled



our table of fares requires 4 seater tariff plus extras per passenger #-o

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:46 am 
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edders23 wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Anyone know why you can only add a total of 2 extras on these when you try to add a third extra passenger it wipes all 3 :sad:


Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled



our table of fares requires 4 seater tariff plus extras per passenger #-o


Somebody in the council has feck up then or the meter guy, have you tried pressing hired twice quickly


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:13 am 
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skippy41 wrote:
Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled

I think you will find that not all areas use your Tariff Skippy.... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:02 pm 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled

I think you will find that not all areas use your Tariff Skippy.... :roll:



you know our skippy in a world of his own :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:54 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
Chris the Fish wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
Because the punters are either paying for a 4 seater or a 6 seater , why the extra

Meters should be set for 1 to 4 passengers, or 5 to 8, and calendar controled

I think you will find that not all areas use your Tariff Skippy.... :roll:



you know our skippy in a world of his own :wink:


If everyone worked on the same princeble things would be easy for the meter meters and the the public


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:04 pm 
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If everyone worked on the same princeble (principle) things would be easy for the meter meters (setters) and the the (Delete repeated word) public

OK Skippy, two things though, firstly get your LA to change to the Tarff in my Borough, because I don't want to take yours, then no discounts.......


........ ever. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:34 am 
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The extras are being wiped because there is a feature to set a maximum amount of extras, after which it will take them all off again. This is in case of accidentally pressing the extras button too many times, you can still correct it. It is common to set an upper limit of around £5.00, what has apparently happened is that the meter fitter/programmer has set the maximum figure as too low.

You will need to contact them again to get it straightened as Vikings settings are secured with a PIN as well as a physical programming key, so only people with the correct PIN for that dealer can do anything with it.


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:02 am 
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the easy thing to do is dispense with extras altogether, and be grateful for the hire, just have 2 set tariffs, 1 for up to 4 and the other from 5 to 8


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
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skippy41 wrote:
the easy thing to do is dispense with extras altogether, and be grateful for the hire, just have 2 set tariffs, 1 for up to 4 and the other from 5 to 8

You mean that the punter is doing us a favour by using us and we should tug our forelock in gratitude?

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:15 pm 
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grandad wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
the easy thing to do is dispense with extras altogether, and be grateful for the hire, just have 2 set tariffs, 1 for up to 4 and the other from 5 to 8

You mean that the punter is doing us a favour by using us and we should tug our forelock in gratitude?


Your still earning, and probably earn more if the extras where dropped, as above , with a slight increase at night on both.
We had a 60p call out and 10p per bag extra charge, but scrapped them years ago, work went up by 50% overnight


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:59 am 
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skippy41 wrote:
the easy thing to do is dispense with extras altogether, and be grateful for the hire, just have 2 set tariffs, 1 for up to 4 and the other from 5 to 8


which is what our LA insist on NOT doing

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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:17 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
skippy41 wrote:
the easy thing to do is dispense with extras altogether, and be grateful for the hire, just have 2 set tariffs, 1 for up to 4 and the other from 5 to 8


which is what our LA insist on NOT doing


You don't have to charge them though, but your meter should be set for 1 to 4 and 5 to 8


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 Post subject: Re: viking meters
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:41 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
but your meter should be set for 1 to 4 and 5 to 8

Sometimes I have to wonder what planet you are on. The meter should be set to whatever tariff is on your table of fares agreed with your council if you are a hackney. Not all councils are the same.

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