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Standard User Memski
(member) Mon 05-Nov-12 15:41:55
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New phone line, or extend?


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In new house, there is a phone line in a room downstairs, and I want one one upstairs in my study to connect to the router directly. What's my best option in terms of getting the line into my study? Should I just get a new line installed? Sky say they will do this for £100. Or can I somehow get the existing line moved or extended upstairs and if so who would do this?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 05-Nov-12 16:37:52
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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Twisted pair cable extension from the master socket, cost of cable and sockets around £15 to 20

Or are you looking for someone to do the work?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Nov-12 16:41:19
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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Is it a new house, never been lived in? If so, is there a phone line connected, or just a dead socket.

Or is it just "new" to you.

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Standard User Memski
(member) Mon 05-Nov-12 18:56:56
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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I wouldn't want to attempt it myself. I assume I can get an electrician to do it. I thought perhaps it had to be BT or something, but it seems it's less complicated than I thought.
Standard User Memski
(member) Mon 05-Nov-12 18:57:12
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Is it a new house, never been lived in? If so, is there a phone line connected, or just a dead socket.

Or is it just "new" to you.


Just new to me.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 05-Nov-12 18:59:21
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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If just an extension from existing master socket then pretty simply.

An electrician who understands what a ring wire is, and why you might not want it connected for ADSL, or one of the many telephone engineers who appear in Yellow Pages if you want to pay for it to be done.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Nov-12 19:14:07
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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In reply to a post by Memski:
I wouldn't want to attempt it myself. I assume I can get an electrician to do it. I thought perhaps it had to be BT or something, but it seems it's less complicated than I thought.
Would you be happy running the cable yourself, if we tell you what to get, and clipping it to the skirting boards every few inches with standard plastic clips?

If so, I have an old BT instruction leaflet, (from when they sold DIY kits in BT Shops), on how to make the four connections you need, which are easily done with <£2 tool.

I could try enlarging and uploading it, or even type it in, it's so short.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Mon 05-Nov-12 19:31:36
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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I'm with RobertoS here though. It's very easy to extend smile

Or even just buy a long RJ11 Cable of good quality and run that to where it's needed.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Nov-12 19:42:03
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Re: New phone line, or extend?


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Not a move, just fitting an extension.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 05-Nov-12 19:43:52
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If he has the existing line working it will probably be on a 12-month term, possibly with a call plan as well. So he would end up with two rentals, unless there is a cheap buyout for it.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
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"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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