Moving Your Master Socket and Getting A Bill

Moving your master socket and getting a bill. Sadly, it's quite easy. Moving your master socket is easy. Your service arrives via two wires, and all you have to do cut, extend and re-joint your cable. Well, in theory, that is... The Official Line However, first of all...

The Secret Life of BT Dropwire Telephone Cable

BT dropwire telephone cable – we shouldn't really be talking about it, as it runs from the master socket onto the BT (more correctly Openreach) network. Of course, no-one ever gets involved with that side of the network, do they...? This blog, therefore, should be...

Moving Your Master Socket – Will I Get A Fine?

Moving your master socket seems to be a very hot topic for our blog readers. It's actually a kind of "yes, but no" topic, rather than a straight answer.  My simple opinion as a local telephone engineer is:- "Yes you can (unofficially)" ...but also... "No you...

BT Openreach New NTE5C Master Socket – Faster Broadband?

The BT Openreach New NTE5C Master Socket has been available for some time now. As I'm a telephone engineer, who has dealt with master sockets for years, I thought I'd give a guided tour Before We Start... If you don't want to read my masterpiece below, and just need...

Phone Extension Wiring – Which Type of Cable?

I'm often asked about phone extension wiring, usually when folks don't want move their master socket . Elsewhere I've blogged on how to connect phone extension wiring together. But not on the importance of choice of cable. You might have “Superfast Broadband” to your...

Telecoms Site Surveys – North-East England and Beyond…

We've been doing telecoms site surveys since literally the end of the last century. And we've had to battle through telecommunications installation jobs that hadn't been surveyed properly. So we know how important a good telecoms site survey is. And this has included...

In Search of a Telephone Engineer in North East England…

Companies who are looking for a sub-contractor Telephone Engineer in North East England seem to like us. They come back for more. We don't mind... Oh, and of course, we're local independent phone engineers. We carry out broadband and landline phone repairs for...