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Message 41 of 80

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@Anonymous wrote:

I  notice you have sent me Broadband checker!

Yes

Are you not aware that BT Broadband is only available on compatible phone lines!

If you enter your phone number in the checker it will reveal if your line is 'compatible'.

As I have pointed out my telephone line is NOT compatible with broadband and I seriously doubt would work with a router!!

So you keep saying

 

My telephone line does not work with a router! The phone line would need to be changed. That is not happening!

 

Also read my original reply below-

You can't expect to plug in a router and expect the internet to work as some older phone lines don't work with routers/internet and will need to be changed. I had my phone line checked and they said it wasn't suitable for internet use. That is why I have reservations.

It has nothing to do with the age of the line, it is the distance from the cabinet or exchange and the electrical characteristics of the line that is the governing factor.

 

 

Not everybody leaves things plugged in. I would only switch on a router when using the internet, I would not leave it switched on permently. It would have to be switched off at some point, and phone calls would be missed.

Routers are designed to be left on 24/7, continuous switching on and off is not recommended and could be detrimental to the longevity of its components.

 

I have not heard anything on the News about this project. Not many people are aware of it, there has no talk about switching off phone lines whatsoever!

There has been much in the news.

Are you sure this project  is not optional? Like I say, my telephone line is not suitable for use with the internet and I am not legally obliged to change it.

It is not optional.

 

 

 

 


 

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Message 42 of 80

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My telephone line is NOT compatible with broadband. The checker only gives area speeds. BT have said they would need to change my line. I'm not changing my phone line!

You say: 'It has nothing to do with the age of the line, it is the distance from the cabinet or exchange and the electrical characteristics of the line that is the governing factor'. 

Yes, and the telephone line doesn't work with broadband, not now or in the 1970's! Even when it was new it didn't work with broadband, as it was only available on compatible phone lines then. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Message 43 of 80

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No it doesn't, it gives speeds based on the routing for individual phone numbers.

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Message 44 of 80

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"Are you sure this project  is not optional? Like I say, my telephone line is not suitable for use with the internet and I am not legally obliged to change it.

It is not optional."

It is optional no one is forcing to have either a phone or broadband.

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Message 45 of 80

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Thank you. I had a feeling it might be an optional project.

 I am just trying to point out some problems with the project that haven't been raised.

Hopefully I will still be able to make phone calls on a copper phone line after 2025 (in my case aluminium!) without a router, unless I choose to do so.

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Message 46 of 80

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@Anonymous wrote:

Thank you. I had a feeling it might be an optional project.

I guess you didn't read @Bob1001  reply carefully.


Its optional as in take it or leave it.

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Message 47 of 80

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I have been told it IS an optional project, so I will just carry on with phone and line as normal, until my phone line is changed. (should that ever happen).

 

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Message 48 of 80

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It is not optional, who told you it was?

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Message 49 of 80

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It is an optional project. This was confirmed by @Bob1001 who obviously has experience in these matters.

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Message 50 of 80

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I will leave it then! As I am not ready to change my phone line.

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