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Standard User rangers
(committed) Wed 27-Apr-16 14:37:05
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Line rental


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Don't no if this has been covered is there any way of not having to pay this i don't use the land line mobile only so find it a waste of money for something i don't use
Standard User lentini
(regular) Wed 27-Apr-16 14:56:59
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You see that cable that your internet comes down? That's what your line rental is for. Suck it up or buy a 4G dongle.
Standard User rangers
(committed) Wed 27-Apr-16 15:04:51
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Fibres different is it not


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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Apr-16 16:29:34
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In reply to a post by rangers:
Fibres different is it not
You say fibre, FTTH is , FTTC isn't because the latter more common option still uses a copper pair from the Street cabinet to your house ,hence why you have to pay a provider line rental

Edited by tommy45 (Wed 27-Apr-16 17:48:25)

Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Wed 27-Apr-16 17:59:57
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If you are on some form of FTTC, that land-line actually had to be lengthened by twice the distance from the existing PCP (Phone distribution cabinet), to the new FTTC Cabinet, ie the new link cables between the two.

If you have any form of alarm system working through the land-line before upgrading to FTTC, the full length of that land-line, including the two new links, is required for that alarm system to continue to function.

Subject to anyone else having better, up-to-date knowledge, it was also required for Emergency Calls.

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Just found-

http://chandlersfordtoday.co.uk/emergency/

Note the advice to use a land-line, automatically giving a definite location, compared to the uncertainties with mobiles.

Edited by eckiedoo (Wed 27-Apr-16 18:16:12)

Standard User simon194
(experienced) Wed 27-Apr-16 19:37:21
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If you use a VoIP service most providers ask if you want to register your VoIP number and address with the Emergency Services database.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 27-Apr-16 19:40:07
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For now no - but this may change in the future, but the combined price might not be lower, might be the same or might even be higher.

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