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I need to move my router for the Phone Switchover So I need a Co-axial cable

ml221
Joining in

I need to move my router closer to the phones so I can plug them in for the Digital phone switchover. My Router is on the other side of the house to the phones, so I need to move it to the room with the phones. I cant move the cable and the router so I will need a new co-axial cable to screw into the outlet and then move my router to the room. How can I get hold of cable from Virgin to do this?

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goslow
Alessandro Volta

Ask VM (via the VM forum team on here, when they reply to this topic) to modify your home phone wiring so you can use your existing landline extension sockets via the phone connection from the VM hub.

VM should offer to do this free of charge for you as part of the switchover process.

Make sure they make modifications to your phone wiring so you can keep each piece of equipment in the same place (rather than the offer which sometimes crops up on here to move the hub to a different location).

Modifying the phone wiring may require some changes to internal cables in the home. How much work is involved will depend on existing locations of equipment and cable routes alongside any aesthetic considerations.

Refer here https://www.virginmedia.com/help/landline/switchover

Do I need to book a technician visit? You’ll need to book a free technician visit if...

• You rely on your landline for accessibility needs or don’t have a mobile to make an emergency call – we’ll provide you with an Emergency Back Up Line so you’re always able to call emergency services.
• You’ve got connected devices such as a burglar alarm linked to a control centre, use a telecare device, or have other phones connected to extension sockets. You’ll need to contact your provider and let them know about the switch if you have any of these to make sure they’re compatible with a fibre service.
• The Hub and your home phone can’t be placed near each other.

Alternatively, a cordless phone system allows you to use phones around the home with no wiring modifications or disruption. Plug the cordless base station into the VM hub and use the cordless satellite phones around your home as required. If you already have a cordless system, you may be able to add in another cordless satellite phone to the existing setup as/if required. If you needed to buy a cordless phone system, to avoid any rewiring work, this would be at a cost to you.

Sabrina_B
Forum Team
Forum Team

Hi @ml221 👋

Thanks for reaching out to us and welcome to the Community Forums. For the home telephone switchover, if your Hub is not located near your phone we can make arrangements for an engineer to visit your home and do all this for you. It will not cost you as its part of the home switchover process. We just need to bring you into a private message so that we can go through a few questions and book this in for you.

Please look out for the envelope on the top right of your web browser or if you are using a mobile device, it will be located under your profile icon.
 

Thanks.
 

Sabrina