Do I Need A BT Master Socket?

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

Re: How much does it cost for BT to move the Master Socket .

Its Openreach that would do this work, but you would have to arrange this through your service provider.

The normal charge is about £130.

You are not allowed to do this work yourself..

Which wires go where in a BT phone socket?

The BT Drop Cable (The cable coming from the outside world) This often has Orange, White, Green and Black wires. Usually (but not always) Orange and White are the active pair and go to connections 2 and 5. In some master boxes (such as the type with a removable front section) they go to two connectors marked A and B.

What does a BT master socket look like?

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 do I test my BT phone line?

You can also run this test automatically over the phone. Just call 0800 800 151 and quote ‘Landline fault’ when asked how we can help you today. Make sure you phone from a different number so that we can test your line whilst you’re on the phone to us.

Can you use the test socket permanently?

You can use the test socket for as long as you want. People generally don’t because they have phone extensions. It might be worth investigating your internal wiring. It sounds like it is faulty as there should be very little difference between the test socket and normal sockets.

Can you have 2 BT master sockets?

You can only have one master socket ( the newer type is the one with a removable front plate) and all other telephone points should radiate out from there.

Can I move a BT master socket?

It’s Designed to Connect Around Your Home. If you do need to move a phone socket, then simply wire one to your master socket, even if it’s a case of it being a few inches away. … If you ask Openreach to move the BT master socket, they will charge somewhere around £150.

What does a BT master socket do?

A Master Socket represents the first / main point inside your home or office for connecting to Openreach’s outside copper cable, which makes it the best socket for connecting with your broadband router.

Can Sky move my phone socket?

Sky can arrange a master socket relocate for you. However, there are some things to consider: It’s recommended that the homeowner be present to discuss the location of the socket with the engineer. Although you’ll book a visit with Sky, the work will be completed by an Openreach engineer.

Will BT install a master socket for free?

Re: New Master Socket/Install Charges Either way that won’t be doing your ADSL speed many favours. Anyway, answer to your question, no BT won’t upgrade your internal wiring for free, their a business not a social service.

Can I move a phone socket?

The answer, however, to whether you can move your Master Socket is a simple, “no”. The Master Socket belongs to either your service provider, or in most cases, BT or Openreach (part of BT). Rather like the gas and electricity boards own the meters, the telephone service provider owns the Master Socket.

What is a master socket 5c?

Openreach Master Socket 5C – tool less design The tool less design of the Openreach Master Socket 5C is to aid users accessing the test socket, as no screw drivers will be needed. … This provides two ports, one for a router to plug into and one for a telephone to plug into.

Who is responsible for BT master socket?

OpenreachOpenreach 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.