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Kelly Communications

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Registered: 27-10-2012

Kelly Communications

Have a read of this (quite lengthy) - http://www.okcheersbye.co.uk/kelly-communications/
If you go home and find your broadband dead, there's a chance an engineer has stolen your copper pair!
PC Pro running with the article also - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/broadband/387892/broadband-dead-perhaps-bts-reused-your-line
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itsme
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Re: Kelly Communications

Not all lines will have dial tone. It can either be because the end user does not want the line to make any outgoing calls of the end user has taken the phone of the hook. In both cases 17070 will not work to verify the line is alive or not. So it's not easy to find a spare line.
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Re: Kelly Communications

But making chargeable calls (123 - Speaking Clock) from someone else's circuit to test if it's free is not acceptable.
As for no dial tone - that's not enough for it to be classed as a spare. Engineers then have to check network records to ensure the copper pair is free (something which some engineers seem to be skipping).
itsme
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Re: Kelly Communications

99% of the records for the line leaving the exchange are correct. Would not like to estimate the percentage that are correct for the DP's and street cabinets.
TORPC
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Re: Kelly Communications

Should the title be called
Kelly Mis-Communications
Or
Take your pick from FifeFox UK spelling corrector Cheesy