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Telephone Sockets


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Just moved into a modern house (probably built around late 90s/early 00s), and it has both NTL & BT sockets flush into the wall in the lounge, and one additional unmarked socket upstairs, which I'm assuming is part of the BT wiring.

Anyway, I've gone with NTL for my telephone, and obviously the upstairs socket doesn't get a dialling tone. I've tried putting a double socket in the NTL socket, then running a cable from the NTL to the BT socket, and vice versa. The upstairs socket still doesn't get a dialling tone, however the phone plugged in downstairs does either way.

Any ideas on how I can get this to work? If it would help, I'm fairly confident with unscrewing stuff & putting wires in different places, so long as there's clear instructions!

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