I had an OpenReach engineer in this morning checking why there was no dialling tone etc. etc. it turned out to be a fault with the OR master socket (2.5 years old) which he replaced, he then went on to check that the other phones were OK.
The BB worked with the faulty master socket up to a point, but the router sync rate was limited to around sixty percent of what it usually is.
When he was checking the line with the Hawk he was able to inform me that the exchange was 6.1 kilometres away, a bit longer than I thought.
There had been some thunder and lightening at the start of the week so I had wondered if that had caused the problem prior to the OR visit, however with regard to the master socket there were no signs of internal burning or melting
I phoned the fault in to BT (CS is still in India?) on Thursday and Sunday was the the next available day for an OR engineer visit.
Edit > forgot to mention that there was also no dialling tone when connected to the TEST socket within the master socket
Edited by Apprentice (Sun 23-Oct-11 15:08:17)