Thanks for the reply, on a side topic are you the same chap who used to frequent the Pipex boards back in the mid 2000s?
If all else fails, I could probably blank off the socket nearest the hall and connect the wires to the lounge one (in effect it would then just be transferring it down). Will see what they say as/when Openreach come out. I think I'd read elsewhere that they can swap sockets around (presumably by swapping the wires around). Don't care if we lose the socket in the hallway but don't want 20 metres of cabling tacking to a skirting board.
The TalkTalk checker said yes:
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Exchange BENTON is served by Cabinet 27
Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)
Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)
WBC FTTC Up to 55 Up to 18 -- Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 6 -- 4 to 8 Available
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 6 Up to 1 4 to 8 Available
ADSL Max Up to 5 -- 3.5 to 7.5 Available
WBC Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Fixed Rate 2 -- -- Available
Fibre Multicast -- -- -- Available
I'm still none the wiser from O2 as to if/when I need to contact O2 to cancel anything else but probably going to wait until the 30th to make sure we don't lose anything or have much downtime.