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Phone socket

How much would it cost to put a bt socket in
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Hero
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Re: Phone socket

Is this just a replacement, or an extension, or a new line?

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Re: Phone socket

This is a new socket that goes in the lounge. There is already one in the Hall.
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Re: Phone socket

So, in effect you are wanting an extension? Sorry for a further question, but what type of master socket have currently got? - a photograph would be very helpful.

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Re: Phone socket

A new outreach socket
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Hero
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Re: Phone socket

You mean a Master Socket 5C with a Mk4 faceplate?

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Re: Phone socket

@Gel Agreed, but if it is a 5C with a filtered faceplate, I think the OP may run into problems fitting an extension.

When they reply with the socket/faceplate models, I will be passing this to a couple of the more knowledgable 'telephone guys' - it is a little way outside my comfort xone.

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Re: Phone socket

How much would it cost to extend a phone line?
It is a master socket 5c.
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Re: Phone socket


@adrian001 wrote:
How much would it cost to extend a phone line?

Assuming it's actually a standard phone-only extension socket you require, the answer is - very little.

This guy knows his stuff, and will guide you through it.

Otherwise, a local independent (often one man band and ex-BT/Openreach) comms engineer will do it for a reasonable price.

As a last resort, you could ask Plusnet to arrange the job with Openreach. Can't quote any figures, but it'll be in the arm and a leg territory.

With the coming of old age, you will know all the answers; but nobody will ask any of the questions any more
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Re: Phone socket

HI @adrian001,

 

Thanks for getting in touch, I appreciate your query.

 

In answer to your question, an Openreach engineer call-out is roughly around £180 although this is not a quote. As advised by @ 198kHz , you'll probably find some one local who could do it a lot cheaper.

 

Thanks - LF

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Re: Phone socket

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[quote]A new outreach socket [/quote]

Do you mean Openreach?

Adding an extension is incredibly easy to do yourself no different to running an extension lead for the mains.

 

What do you intend to plug into the extension?Huh

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Re: Phone socket

It is ok thanks. All sorted now.