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rhoderick1888
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Activating phone line

I have a broadband and calls package that was put on hold until I moved into a new house. Having moved into the new house there is a phone point and line however they are inactive. When I phoned Plusnet I was told that the line was active however the number I got for the active line is in fact the number for the phoneline for the house next door, as the 2 houses are joint and used to be one big house. Having spoke to my neighbour from what I can gather my line used to be the main line for the house when it was one but it was redirected to his house when split into 2, rendering mine inactive(complicated I know!). Does this mean I need to get a new line installed or the existing one re-activated? How much will these 2 options cost?
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When I phoned Plusnet I was told that the line was active however the number I got for the active line is in fact the number for the phoneline for the house next door, as the 2 houses are joint and used to be one big house.

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Does this mean I need to get a new line installed or the existing one re-activated? How much will these 2 options cost?

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure one of the Digital Care Team will be along tomorrow to pick this up. I think you're going to need an expert here!. This has potential for BT to make a complete 'pigs ear' of it...
jojopillo
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HI rhoderick1888
I'll see what I can find out and let you know when I have more information.
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Hi  rhoderick1888,
Thanks for your time this morning. As your property was previously a single dwelling that has been split into 2, you need to advise royal mail of the new addresses. Their number is  08457 740 740. Don't hesitate to get back to me or call our house moves team should you require more information on 0800 432 0200.
Jojo Smiley
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See I said you needed an expert and along came JoJo, she'll sort it. Smiley
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you need to advise royal mail of the new addresses

So do RM then advise BT, JoJo ?
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Why do I have a really nasty feeling about this  Roll_eyes
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Why do I have a really nasty feeling about this  Roll_eyes

Were you looking at your lunch when you made that comment, Jim? Wink
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So do RM then advise BT, JoJo ?

What happens is the system where we order from have to show the addresses or we can't place any orders. I'm not exactly sure whether RM advise them or they just get updated lists periodically, but if there's a registered RM address that's not on their system then we can get it added and proceed. It's not always that simple when it's the other way around, as in this case.
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Why do I have a really nasty feeling about this  Roll_eyes
Were you looking at your lunch when you made that comment, Jim? Wink
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