Me and my partner have been at our current place since November. I had cable installed right away and we currently use a Virgin phoneline (I say 'use' - we only have the phoneline to get their cheap broadband 1st year deal)
The previous occupants however used BT and the line is still in the house. If I plug a phone into it it just seems like it's disconnected - i.e. chopped cuz they moved out or didn't pay the bills.
Now my 12 month Virgin contract expires in November - thank god - and I want to get as far away from them as possible, i.e. having a DSL ISP like BeThere which requires a BT phoneline.
I've read in some places about BT charging a £120 connection fee, but I've also read that this doesn't apply if you're not the first person to occupy the residence / have a BT phoneline. I assume it only needs reconnecting at the exchange again.
Will it cost anything to have the BT phoneline working again?