01-04-2013 11:52:43 AM - last edited on 01-04-2013 07:59:55 PM by Phil-101
Do you have any idea how much ATT would charge to make the necessary changes?
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01-04-2013 03:41:22 PM - last edited on 01-04-2013 08:00:17 PM by Phil-101
I believe that AT&T charges $149 for an inside tech call, and if the visit takes longer than initially agreed, I do believe they charge more per hour.
If you are having this issue, you might be able to solve it yourself, assuming you are willing to do a little "leg work". Most home phone lines are wired with a 4-wire (2 pair) configuration. The "blue pair" for "Line 1" and the "orange pair" for "Line 2". Quite often, what is done is that a tech will run the orange pair to the jack as line 1, and the blue pair as line2, and use a line splitter to split the VDSL from the Voice lines. Then then run the data cable from the line1 port of the splitter tot he RG, and run the "voice out" from the RG to the line 2 port of the splitter. This will back feed the dial tone to the rest of the house over the line 1 pair, and the rest of your jacks start working as telephone jacks again. You can pull the wall plate off where your RG used to be, and look at how it is wired. Next, you can pull the wall plate at the new jack and see if it is wired the same. If it isn't, then you might be able to just re-wire the new jack location to be the same as the original. Assuming that the wires are clean (and not cut anywhere), you should now be able to plug your RG into the new jack and get it working. If this works, you should probably re-wire the original jack so you can plug a phone into it without killing your VDSL signal.
01-04-2013 08:42:00 PM
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