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Standard User phil_w73
(regular) Mon 03-Apr-17 11:05:18
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Move master socket -trying to explain to BT what I want!


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Hi all - I'm trying to book BT to move / insert a new master socket close to the incoming wire in the garage and the other two in the house become extensions.

I've done a diagram if that helps (link below) - but BT aren't understanding, and seem to be making it more complicated than it needs to be. I currently have a master socket in the kitchen on the side of the wall to the incoming point in the garage from the underground duct. I have the A and B terminals connected to incoming CAT5 wiring to the socket in the living room which has been the location of my VDSL router.

I'm thinking a new master socket can be placed in spitting distance to the incoming cable in the garage and the cable that comes into the house to the CURRENT master socket could be used to make the kitchen socket an extension for the landline phone.

I'm guessing the terminal AB arrangement to the living room socket would not be possible so I would lose that ability - but that would be fine if the router was operational from the garage as I have CAT5 for the rest of the network around the back of the house.

So I need to describe to BT whether that is a Master Socket Move or an extension fit as they can't decide so won't book an engineer currently.

Any insights appreciated!

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 03-Apr-17 11:10:32
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Maybe you are offering 'too much detail' to the bod you are speaking to. Just ring and book a 'shift of NTE' from whomever you pay your line rental to. Then discuss what you wish for when the Openreach engineer arrives.

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(staff) Mon 03-Apr-17 11:34:41
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From the diagram looks like a fairly simple shift of NTE, suspect as Zarjaz is saying the description is confusing people.

None of what you are telling the provider would make it down to the chain to the person who is doing the work other than a 'Internal NTE Shift' job note.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 03-Apr-17 11:37:28
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I think what you have been hoping is that you can get away with paying only for a new extension. You can't.

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Standard User phil_w73
(regular) Mon 03-Apr-17 15:42:58
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No - absolutely willing to pay for whatever I need - just need to know what I'm asking for smile
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 03-Apr-17 15:54:42
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Tell them that you want:

1. NTE shift

2. Data Extension installed


The second, you could do yourself as all it requires is a twisted pair in either CW1308 (phone cable) of Cat 5e. So, you could just ask for the NTE shift and then either DIY or ask the BT tech to use the current cable to install an RJ45 socket which you could provide.


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 03-Apr-17 17:14:56
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In reply to a post by phil_w73:
No - absolutely willing to pay for whatever I need - just need to know what I'm asking for smile
Really basic job, if BT is your service provider just call 0800 800150

Reason for call - customer options
Keep saying customer options

You'll eventually get to the team who deal with this.

Simply say you want the master socket relocating.

Usual cost is around £120+VAT. It's worth considering running a data extension kit yourself.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 03-Apr-17 17:24:57
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He doesn't want a data extension. He wants the master at the entry point.

From there to run a CAT5 himself certainly makes sense.

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