Hi, I’m in the process of redecorating a house I’ve just moved into, including the removal of MANY old wires/cabling for old internet connections, Sky and home phones - wires trailing all through the house. Most of these are gone now but one phone connection (two ugly boxes) have been left. I have no idea if the connection works as I don’t use a land line or own a home phone to test it. I’d like to remove everything, but I want to be sure (should I ever change my mind) that it’s 100% certain that you can now connect a home phone to your standard VM router, is that correct? It’s an internet router that was brought with me from my old flat (so maybe 3 years old?) and installed in my new house by VM in Dec 2020. They’ve given me an adapter which pokes out the back but I’m not sure if that relates to home phone capability or something entirely different.
Could someone confirm for me:
- It’s 100% possible to connect a home phone through a standard VM internet router (note that I do not have Virgin TV, so it is an internet router, not a TV hub)
- There is no reason to keep old land line connections/boxes anymore
You can go ahead and remove old telephone sockets as the telephone service through virgin is now supplied using the hub.
Be mindful that if there is a BT landline socket that this ideally needs to be left in place but as its inactive could also be removed making sure cables are accessible should it be required for Broadband in future.
There is a lot of debate you should not touch the Openreach master socket as it's property of Openreach.. same rules about Virgin socket.
My Openreach socket was fitted in a silly location.. behind a door. It was my choice to remove the Openreach socket recently. Filled the hole and painted 😎
I have no plans on return to the 35mbs internet Openreach provide at my property. But if you do plan to use their service again don't touch that socket otherwise there maybe a charge to repair it.
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