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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 13-May-11 00:40:47
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Moved Home No Phone Line Need Superfast Connection for Work


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Hello I have recently moved out of my parents home & into a shared house. The landlords have no phone line and I'm not sure if theres a socket in the house anywhere so I could sign up to broadband. Does every house have a phone socket?
I live in a rural area and virginmedia fibre optic without the phoneline has not been installed in my area.
I am currently using vodaphone mobile broadband which is really slow or I use BT FON or Openzone when it is working.
I have thought about asking a neighbour to pay them to use their connection but I don't know them and I am painfully shy with new people so I would rather not.
It is vital I can get a super fast reliable connection because I work from home and it is affecting my income.
I would not like to move address!

If anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated !
Standard User burakkucat
(regular) Fri 13-May-11 02:26:24
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Re: Moved Home No Phone Line Need Superfast Connection for W


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Welcome. The first thing I would advise you to do is to register as a forum user! It is so much easier communicating with someone when they have a unique ID. I assure you that you will not be subjected to spam mailings by registering here. smile
Does every house have a phone socket?
No. Unless we are talking about modern "new-builds".

To help us to help you, the next piece of useful information you could provide -- if you are willing to disclose it -- is your postcode. That will allow us to identify your exchange and, thus, the options available to you.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 13-May-11 08:17:11
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Re: Moved Home No Phone Line Need Superfast Connection for W


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Alternatively he could his post code into http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker

That will show the exchange and also provide a speed estimate.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 13-May-11 08:49:15
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Re: Moved Home No Phone Line Need Superfast Connection for W


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I prefer the Mapping Engine John, which is linked to on that page.

Whichever way, we need the URL of the result, as newbies like the OP (no insult intended to him/her) can often type the bits they think we need rather than what we do need, and even make confusing typoes.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User burakkucat
(regular) Fri 13-May-11 18:43:06
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Alternatively he could . . .
Indeedy! wink

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