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Do you need a new phone socket for Fibre?

Do you need a new phone socket for Fibre?

If you’re setting up your Fibre, you don’t need a special faceplate. We’ll send you microfilters to use with your existing socket.

What socket do I need for Fibre broadband?

master socket
With fibre broadband services, a master socket (with filtered faceplate) will be installed as part of the installation service, if a master socket has not previously been installed (unless you have opted for a self-install option).

Can I replace a BT master socket?

Openreach will replace the NTE socket in the majority of customer visits, but replacement of all sockets is also under consideration. The new design means that faceplates can be easily removed and replaced which makes it easy for customers to self-install a new faceplate if needed.

Do you need a master phone socket for broadband?

You must always plug your Hub into the broadband connection on your master socket. If you plug it into a phone socket or extension, it just won’t work.

Where is my master socket?

The master phone socket is the main socket where the phone line enters your home, usually found in the hallway near the front door. If you can’t find it, have a look outside for any wires entering your home, then look for a white box on the wall inside.

How much does it cost to move a BT master socket?

It’s designed to have extensions attached to it, and it’s not hard to attach them, It can be a bit fiddly for the unfamiliar. If you ask Openreach to move the BT master socket, they will charge somewhere around £150. You may have to wait a fair while for the work to be done. It’s not worth the wait, cost, or hassle.

Who is responsible for the master phone socket?

Openreach are responsible for everything up to the master socket. That includes the master socket itself, but the removeable faceplate seems open to debate. However, if the line is damaged within the boundary of the property, then Openreach may charge you to fix it.

Can I use a master socket as an extension?

Re: Can I use BOTH Master and Extension Socket in my Flat Welcome to the forum. The answer is no you can’t use the extension cable but there are other options. Running an Ethernet cable is best and they aren’t massive. CAT5e cable is about 5mm diameter.

Where do I plug in my BT master socket?

The latest master sockets come with a clip on faceplate. This plugs in to the BT Master Socket located on the fixed part of the box. This is either a single socket or a thicker version that includes the filter and dsl and phone outlets. To change them you just click off the one and push on the replacement, no wiring is involved.

Is the cabling up to the master socket BT responsibility?

Do not give the installer carte blanche to take the easy option. If it costs more then take the hit now. The cabling up to the master socket is essentially the responsibility of BT and should not be moved by third parties. If you are interested in the location of your fibre cabinet put your phone number in here.

Where do you find the master phone socket?

The master phone socket is the main socket where the phone line enters your home, usually found in the hallway near the front door. If you can’t find it, have a look outside for any wires entering your home, then look for a white box on the wall inside.

Do you have to keep the standard master socket?

The age of the socket shouldn’t matter, providing at least one of them is a master socket (for fault finding purposes) – the front part has a removable lower cover. I had the standard master socket for many many years and would have kept it but BT insisted that it was changed to one that you have linked.

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