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Author Topic: 2nd line install  (Read 1768 times)


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2nd line install
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:17:31 PM »

I would be very grateful for feedback by anyone that has installed a 2nd line, either as part of resolving problems, or just out of interest and comparison. Any lessons learned, problems encountered?

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Re: 2nd line install
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 03:29:41 PM »

Hello Mollycoddle,

While at my previous address, some years ago I did have a second BT line installed. I was at that time a Talktalk customer for BB and telephone. I do recall having a pretty poor BB performance, which eventually led to a BT engineer calling. If I remember correctly, He ended up switching the connections up the local pole, which gave a more stable connection, but didn't really improve the BB much. At the time I was only using one of the lines, I think.

Don't know if that's any help


Utility Warehouse (via TalkTalk)
FTTC 40/10
ZyXEL VMG8924-B10A
ECI (approx 750 metres)

People tell me that I ought to get out more. But in the words of the great Homer J Simpson, "Yeah, but what ya gonna do ?"


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Re: 2nd line install
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 06:38:21 PM »

I can't  see how having a second line is going to help, all it will do is waste money. (120+ line rental + 125 connection fee)

You can't just plug a router into any ADSL line and get a connection as the connection is line specific.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 06:40:41 PM by BritBrat »