on 13-01-2023 15:45
Like many others we have been requested to book an engineer for the change to fibre phone, seemingly we need a new hub as ours has no phone line connection and also we have three phones in various parts of the house. We are in our late 70's and my wife has tried numerous times to book a visit but so far we haven't succeeded. Why on earth can't they have a dedicated phone line or an online booking system where you can easily select a suitable date and book it instead of a never ending series of pressing buttons to select this and that.
More often than not it leads nowhere or you finally get to speak to someone who doesn't seem to know anything about why you might need an engineer unless you have a fault on the line and then asks for your mobile number.
on 13-01-2023 15:50
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on 17-01-2023 09:38
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on 30-01-2023 17:53
The tech visited today as arranged and set up the new hub and altered the wiring slightly, he said he could get the phone working via the hub right there and then so he set it up and said it would take around 2 hours before it was connected and meanwhile we would have no working phone, which was o.k
Shortly after he had gone we noticed we still had a dial tone. The hub showed the phone symbol flashing red and even after several hours it still flashed red and we noticed that if we called our number the phone did not ring and likewise could not dial out even though we had a crackly dial tone. I rebooted the hub but it made no difference.
I suspected that the phone line was still connected to the input from the street as well as to the hub and this was what caused a conflict. I disconnected the line from outside and rebooted the hub and the phone symbol was green and all phones working properly. Luckily I was able to modify the wiring myself otherwise we would have had no phone until another tech could come and fix it!
Anyway, it's thanks to the forum team that I got a tech visit in the first place so once again many thanks to all.
on 30-01-2023 19:02
Thanks for the update and we're glad it's all sorted now 😃
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Have a lovely evening!
on 30-01-2023 19:33
on 30-01-2023 19:37
That's not something we'd recommend. If there's ever a fault that can not be fixed remotely, we would send an engineer out and even book a follow up visit if required.
on 30-01-2023 20:08
Yes, they sent an engineer who fitted the new hub to allow the phone connection but he forgot to disconnect the old wiring
on 30-01-2023 20:18
Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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on 30-01-2023 23:01