New build house - ADSL installation

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Terrycymru, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Terrycymru

    Terrycymru Guest


    I'm having a new house built and when it's finished I'll need a BT
    telephone line installed. The exchange is ADSL enabled and I want ADSL self
    install from an ISP other than BT. Here's the question: can I order ADSL
    when I order the phone line and have it wired with BT faceplate by the
    engineer who installs the line? Or is it one of those Catch 22 situations
    where I can only order ADSL when I've already got a BT line installed?

    Terrycymru, Aug 6, 2004
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    Woof Guest

    The latter - you can't order ADSL without a working line. Although
    there's no reason you can't have a word with a friendly BT engineer
    and ask him if he has a spare ADSL faceplate in the back of his van.
    Woof, Aug 6, 2004
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    Sunil Sood Guest

    It depends on the ISP you want to order ADSL with.

    Most will only accept an ADSL order once an active BT line is in place.

    However, a few (BT's own branded ones and A&A comes to mind) are part of a
    BT trial
    which means that you order your new line via your ISP and BT come and
    install that and the ADSL connection at the same time.

    As I say, it all depends if your choosen ISP is part of the trial - you
    would have to check with them.

    Sunil Sood, Aug 6, 2004
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    Ian Stirling Guest

    Why they won't simply offer to up-front sell you one if you want one,
    say 15 quid each to make the wiring neater, I don't understand.
    Ian Stirling, Aug 6, 2004
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    Terrycymru Guest

    Thanks for the info, Sunil. Very helpful.

    BTW who are A&A ?

    Terrycymru, Aug 7, 2004
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    Dave Stanton Guest

    Andrews and Arnold ISP

    Dave Stanton, Aug 7, 2004
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    Terrycymru, Aug 7, 2004
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