Apparently, when the phone line was installed in this house many years ago (probably even before ADSL days), there was a customer choice of 0161 (Oldham) or 01457 (Saddleworth).
I was thinking of an additional line, cancel the current FTTC & order a new FTTC connection on the new line.
Now I know the distance is simply too far, it doesn't matter anyway.
It WAS just wishful thinking
Only 3 doors away? What a bummer, especially in your line of work!
Being that close, couldn't you share a wireless N connection with them (athough up here, sometimes a next door neighbour could be 500m or more away)