Telephone line test phone

The telephone, traditionally supplied by two copper wires often called the line or telephone line. Although quite an old transmission innovation, the telephone line still remains an important piece of modern day technology. Telephone line networks form a vital link that facilitates the provision of most modern day Internet services. Telephone line pole supply

The landline telephone service itself, for many home & business users, remains an unavoidable requirement; and in many cases a mandatory requirement for new connections to some security monitoring services, TV entertainment packages, and of course the majority of broadband Internet connections. (we welcome the arrival of affordable high speed wireless Internet access)

With all this extra functionality provided from just two wires and a bit of high-tech equipment at either end, it comes as no surprise that from time to time things do go wrong. However getting landline telephone and broadband faults fixed can often be quite a frustrating and time-consuming task, so what can you do as service user to minimise service down time?

One key point of importance is an understanding of something called the demarcation point, this is the point at which maintenance responsibility for your landline telephone and equipment changes from your service provider to yourself. Generally UK demarcation points for landlines are often classed as the location of the master socket or NTE (network terminating equipment). In many cases the master socket is located inside a property, in which case it should be an NTE5 type of master socket.

NTE5 type master sockets, when installed correctly can create a clear demarcation point. This can make establishing the origin of faults easy to identify & will help immensely if you have to speak to your service provider about the performance of your services or a general fault situation.

When you have gone as far as you can to resolve a landline service fault, you will have to either except the possibility of paying your service providers call out charge or find an independent qualified local telephone engineer.

Regardless of weather you have a correctly configured demarcation point; there are a few aspects you can consider to help keep things working.

  • Ensure both internal and external wiring are in good condition
  • Ensure external cable is used for external cable runs, if not replace before weather damage occurs
  • Extra telephone extensions socket points should only be installed by a competent person
  • Do not over load your line; try to limit your self to 4 devices in use at any one time
  • Always filter all devices in use on a broadband enabled landline
  • Consider any cables that run under high foot traffic areas
  • Plan cabling prior to starting any building or renovations
  • Remember that some phones do not function at all without mains power
  • Having more than one master socket can often cause technical problems and effect your line services
  • Do not locate telephone sockets close to any wet or damp areas, this can lead to many types of fault
  • Consider your cabling when fitting windows, doors or flooring, as crushed cables can reduce or stop line services completely
  • DIY extensions leads can often interfere with broadband connections

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