My area is scheduled for FTTC at the end of this month, but I have a slight problem; the PC that will be the primary user of the service is located upstairs, and there is no phone socket nearby. I understand the engineer can use a 30m extension cable to compensate for problems like these, however it seems a little impractical.
I read a few posts on other forums stating that if you ASK the engineer when he's performing the install, he'll put in a new phone socket for you in your chosen location. A bit sceptical about these claims, I first contacted BT on their live-chat, and I was told that if the engineer has the equipment with him on the day, he'll do it, however if not I would have to arrange another appointment. I also sent BT an email to confirm this, who then told me it would cost £135 for this service?!
Can anyone shed some light on the matter? Wireless is not an option for me (slow/unreliable), and the only other solution I can think of is using a pair of these
. Also I'm aware the engineer can drill through walls in order to get the cable to where it needs to go, but I'm not sure my parents will be too happy with this!