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No landline equipment

Hi.

I signed up for the Big Oomph Bundle on 31st March 2020, I have received all the broadband and TV equipment, but no house phone.

Can you tell me if I am supposed to receive an actual phone, or do I need to go out and buy one myself ?

Thanks

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You sign up for and pay for a phone line, not an actual phone. You have to buy your own handset Thanks, Marty

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Thanks for the reply.

I guess I'll just have to wait until I can pick one up in the shops then 😊

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@djweeble wrote:

Thanks for the reply.

I guess I'll just have to wait until I can pick one up in the shops then 😊


In the early days of landlines the house phone was included with your line rental, & you had to put up with what you were provided with. With deregulation you were finally able to buy your own phone & choose what features you wanted. BT stopped providing house phones over 20 years ago. Virgin & its predecessors have never provided them.

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You should have been supplied with an RJ11 to BT adapter. Connect one end to the hub's TEL 1 port and plug your handset into the other end.

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Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that I could get a house phone from Amazon. And they'd even deliver it. And it wouldn't cost more than about a tenner. Never would have thought of that:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geemarc-Marbella-Gondola-Corded-Telephone-Black/dp/B0001UR7SM/ref=sr_1_5?dc...


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When my first landline was installed around 1980 it was this or nothing:

Classic BT phone.jpg

And one choice. Black or Cream.

First time I picked up the receiver to try it I got BBC Radio 1 (Brookmans Park transmitter is about 10 miles away). Engineer had to shorten the cable from the pole by a metre or so to fix it.

Oh happy days!

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