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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Nov-18 19:18:59
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Re: Faulty phone line


[re: max360] [link to this post]
 
Yes they can, and do, but the broadband wouldnít be working as normal .

Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Fri 30-Nov-18 19:22:18
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Re: Faulty phone line


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oldswan

If you use BT and you tested it yourself on line, the system will self report a fault which you can continue to track online. They will also divert calls to your mobile for you if you request this. ( This is where 'you get what you pay for' comes into play.)

If you are with other operators you will have to report it to them, unless their online systems have improved significantly. As Zarjaz says usually fairly easy to fix, usually caused by someone dislodging a wire at a connecting point. The test gives an indication to OR of how far from the exchange the issue is at..
Standard User troublegum
(member) Fri 30-Nov-18 19:56:41
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Re: Faulty phone line


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It's fairly common for people to cause a loop fault by plugging the phone cable for a sky box into the ethernet port instead of the RJ11 port. It shouldn't affect the broadband, should it?


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 30-Nov-18 20:21:25
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Re: Faulty phone line


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Iíve seen that a few times ..... but canít remember if it affects the BB too.

Doesnít happen so much now, Sky boxes are wireless to the router nowadays.

Standard User partial
(experienced) Fri 30-Nov-18 21:27:00
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Re: Faulty phone line


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In reply to a post by max360:
Loop fault or short circuit can occur indoors as well?


Rule of thumb is that a loop fault is indoors or right at the customer end. This is because in order to cause engaged tone the insulation must be below 1Kohm resistance. In the network you would expect service problems before things got that bad as resistance to other lines would come in to play. Of course rules of thumb are not always accurate and for example paper insulated cables and spades through cables can cause big insulation fails quickly.

Edited by partial (Fri 30-Nov-18 21:29:04)

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