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UK copper landline switch off

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Re: UK copper landline switch off

@Baldrick1 All that happened with us was that someone turned up and took the extension phone away, leaving the main phone (presumed included in basic line rental) and plugs/sockets. I still have them stored in my collection of old phone bits.

I bought a master socket (possibly from somewhere like Tandy) and installed it myself.

Internet was about 15 years after that, I had my first proper dial-up account and own domain in 1996. It cost then almost as much (in real pounds) as my FTTC does now!

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@bmc  said 

I'm guessing from your original post you're in or near Aberdeen.

If so, is your Full Fibre supplied by OR or CityFibre? If it's OpenReach did they leave your original copper line in place?

If it's OR then I suspect they'll never be back for the Master Socket so wouldn't notice if it wasn't there.



I'm in London.

My first FFTP was BT and OR just wound the new fibre cable fronm the telegraph pole around the existing copper wire to the building and then went stright down the wall, through the wall and into the front room for the new socket and new router. 

The old copper wire  was left in place and went on to the front door, throungh the wood window frame and to a BTmaster socket. This was left working for the telephone landline, which I was paying for in the FFTP BT two year offer, so I had a telephone on copper and the same phone number on digital VOIP.

Two years later, I ditched the landline phone and phone number and joined Commmunty Fibre as FFTP.


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