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PRICE FOR INSTALLING EXTRA TELEPHONE SOCKET

cantello Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I AM THINKING OF GETTING SKY PLUS INSTALLED IN MY DAUGHTERS BEDROOM AND NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST FOR A LOCAL ELECTRICIAN TO COME AND INSTALL AN EXTRA PHONE SOCKET IN HER BEDROOM.WE HAVE SKY IN OUR ROOM AND A PHONE SOCKET.
THIS WOULD NOT BE A COST FOR AN EXTRA LINE, ONLY AN EXTRA SOCKET
WE ARE IN ATHERSTONE,WARWICKSHIRE
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
sky will put the extra telephone socket in for free
[mod]#2
dont know about a phoneline,but i think your CAPS LOCK button is stuck
#3
but remember sky wont hide the wires they'll basically run it in pure sight as they did this for me
#4
Why don't you phone a couple of telephone engineers and ask?
#5
Do they not offer the 'no phone line' scheme anymore?
Think we paid £25 to have three boxes installed without.

You don't need to be connected unless ordering PPV etc.



Edit: Appears to be called Manual Activation Fee. Got to be better than having a messy socket installed?
#6
BT Charge around £125, a local telco engineer (look on gumtree, setyourratem or the yellow pages) should charge around £40-£50. Sky can be funny, I've seen them do extensions but also at the same time people have phoned BT and I've had to go to fit an extension as sky haven't done it.
#7
MBeeching;8360386
Do they not offer the 'no phone line' scheme anymore?
Think we paid £25 to have three boxes installed without.

You don't need to be connected unless ordering PPV etc.



Edit: Appears to be called Manual Activation Fee. Got to be better than having a messy socket installed?

I thought the need for the boxes to be connected was so that sky could dial into the boxes and confirm they are all living at the same address, ie not all over the place (your brother, mother aunts houses) with the reduced multi-room sub.
#8
Extra socket diy set from homebase £11.99
Hammer £1.99
Screwdriver 99p

seriously 30 minutes work or 2 hours if you dont know what your doing.

Save you around a case of whiskys worth of cash.
#9
i have done this loads of times ( ex then NTL service engineer )
I used to charge around £10 for fitting an extra soket - depending on where abouts it was going - i even did one where the socket was needed on the other side of the wall in adjoining room - that was easy - just drilled a hole through the middle of the socket and passed the cable through the wall.. she was so impressed at the lack of cabling and mess i got extra tenner... happy days...
#10
Yeah, I was under the impression that you could only pay that fee if you only had 1 box.

All I thought it was for, was so that the engineer activated the box before he sets off in the morning.

If you're got 2 boxes on multiroom, you will definately need the line, but as others have said, Sky will install this for you.

They normally do a good job - only the same as what a local telephone engineer will charge.

If you're worried about the finish, just get yourself down to Wilkinson's and buy a telephone socket extension kit for about a fiver. Doesn't need to be the best quality wire if it's just having a Sky box on the other end and not a router.
#11
TIP........


Go and buy your self a 20 metre extension cable and to run it from your master socket to the bedroom.

When Sky come out, they insist the box has to be connected to a phone line, as long as the phone line extension cable is in the room for them to plug into the box when they install it, the engineer will be happy..

When the box is fitted... just remove the extension cable as you dont need the telephone line unless you intend to use the box online, ie ordering films, games etc...

If its going in a teenagers bedroom, you will be best to not have a phone socket in their any way... stops any addtional charges at the end of the month!

I used the above method in my old house as the phone socket was at the bottom of the stairs and not in the living room..

As mentioned above.... just say to the engineer you are planning to fit the cable under the carpet when hes gone..

Jobs a good one!!!!!!
#12
If you have ADSL (broadband over phoneline) I would advise massivley against using a DIY extension kit (especially a plug in one). These are poor quality cable and aren't usually twisted pair. The ADSL signal hates these and you'll have problems with your broadband see it all the time.
from sky terms:
"
Sky Multiroom: £10 pm. Provides the same Sky TV channels as your main Sky TV subscription on a box in another room. You must subscribe to Sky TV throughout and an extra box is required for each Multiroom subscription. Each box you have must be connected to the same fixed telephone line at all times. To receive your HD subscription channels in another room, you'll need another Sky+HD box and HD Pack subscription.
"
#13
arcangel111;8360908
i have done this loads of times ( ex then NTL service engineer )
I used to charge around £10 for fitting an extra soket - depending on where abouts it was going - i even did one where the socket was needed on the other side of the wall in adjoining room - that was easy - just drilled a hole through the middle of the socket and passed the cable through the wall.. she was so impressed at the lack of cabling and mess i got extra tenner... happy days...

£10 your cheap, I charge mates more than that!
#14
vinylandtrinkets;8361014
+1. we've had multi room put in our sons room and just ran an extension cable upstairs from the main one downstairs, the sky guy didnt even plug the socket in he just told me to do it when we were ready, so hubby tidied up all the cable, and ran the extension to the spare room for a phone . my sons sky still isnt connected to the phone line and the one down stairs is now unplugged too with no problems with the signal

The signal has nothing to do with the phone line. The phone line is used to monitor the activity of the box and check that they are both at the same telephone number (ie the same house) if it was this easy to do everybody would go halves with mates on multi-room subs. You pay the £48 sky world charge your mate that lives accross town has the multi room box, you pay £58 for the full pack in two houses saving you £20 a month each. Don't be suprised if you get a letter then a bill for 2 package subscriptions.
#15
Apologies if i am going off track here but this has made me think of our own problem

At the moment we only have sky + in the front room. We would love multi room in two other rooms but have not done so because the cables would be horrendous. We live in a house with a stone floor downstairs and the difficulty of unsightly cables has made us stick with one room.

I understand what you say about a phone extension and then removing it.(our existing sky + is never plugged in as it is) but what about any other cables. Will these have to stretch all over the house or am i missing something. I would love a system where we had multi room but without extra cables...is there any way of doing this.

sorry i am not technical so the question may sound stupid. We dont want to save money would happily pay multiroom if we can do it without lots of cables showing.
#16
Paddy_o_furniture;8360812
I thought the need for the boxes to be connected was so that sky could dial into the boxes and confirm they are all living at the same address, ie not all over the place (your brother, mother aunts houses) with the reduced multi-room sub.


When I lived in shared property we ordered 3 Sky+ boxes on multiroom and none of them were connected to a phoneline.

We did have a BT line for broadband but the only socket was in the living room.
#17
MBeeching;8361423
When I lived in shared property we ordered 3 Sky+ boxes on multiroom and none of them were connected to a phoneline.

We did have a BT line for broadband but the only socket was in the living room.

well it's in the t&c for multi room that it has to be connected. Maybe they ain't so strict now.

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