The first one diagnosed a cable problem but couldn't climb poles because of an ear condition. The second one could probably have climbed the pole without a ladder, but knew nothing about broadband, only phones. The third one was smart and diagnosed a cabinet problem, but couldn't fix it. We think a 4th one may have come out to the cabinet, but the connection only stayed up a few hours. So after 2 days off work so far and a 5th appointment to come, things are frustrating to say the least.
To avoid such pain in the future we want to install a second phone line to the house but with ordinary ADSL broadband, so that cabinet issues are not a factor. Obviously this would not get used much, so I'm after the very cheapest solution possible. It can be capped, shaped, parentally filtered, whatever - we don't care, as anything would be better than nothing. And the phone would never get used.
We're rural, so it will have to be on BT wires.
I should add that the exchange is Abinger and mobile reception is poor.
Got any suggestions?
Edited by rudders (Mon 18-Aug-14 17:32:03)