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Need extra telephone sockets put in

Discussion in 'Local Services' started by Princedomino, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Princedomino

    Princedomino Well-Known Forumite

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    I always try my best you use local people. I’m looking for someone to put in an extra telephone socket. Can’t find anyone on Google. Any recommendations please? Thanks so much.
     
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  3. Princedomino

    Princedomino Well-Known Forumite

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    Any recommendations. Thank you.
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    I don't know, dude.

    PM one of the cabal - ask one of them to ask the same question.

    Get just one of them to start a new thread like this and you'll have a dozen answers by dawn.
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I wonder if an electrician can do it?
     
  6. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    Might be cheaper to buy a base phone with cordless handsets? Ours has 4 handsets

    S
     
  7. BobClay

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    It isn't that difficult and there's lots of info available on the Internet.

    How To install a telephone extension on a BT Openreach NTE5C Master socket - Bing video

    That Master socket is quite an improvement on the ones I fitted with BT, as you don't require an IDC insertion tool (known as a 'bonja') although the extension socket would require one (you can use a small screwdriver but you need to be careful.)

    However I'd agree with @stoofer34, a base phone and cordless is a much easier solution.
     
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    The Father in law years ago used a plug in thing to the main socket, and lots of cable over the house to several extentions.
     
  9. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    Is that back when you had a little winder on the side to call the operator ... ? :P

    (Retreats yet again to nuclear hardened bunker .... :teef:)
     
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    Bob, to say it was a bit Heath Robinson is no exageration, thing is, F-I-L actually worked for BT. He was a driving instructor, not an engineer tho.
     
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    Princedomino Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks everyone. A friend helped out. It was a bit of a complicated circuit involving old BT boxes and NTL boxes and ladders too lol so I wouldn’t have managed to do it myself I don’t think. But thanks for the guidance.
     
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