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    Site to find how far you are from an exchange

    This is a discussion on Site to find how far you are from an exchange within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; DSL ZoneUK - Distance to exchange...

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      Re: Site to find how far you are from an exchange

      Thanks, always wanted to know how far I was from my local exchange, good resource.

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      Re: Site to find how far you are from an exchange

      Sam Knows is another one.

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      Re: Site to find how far you are from an exchange

      Enter phone number HERE then click locality button.

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      Re: Site to find how far you are from an exchange

      the thing with DSLZone UK is, that it shows an 'as the crow flies distance' which is not your 'true' line speed.

      There are almost no telephone lines which go directly to the telephone exchange, with the exception of the ones where the exchange is in your back garden practically.

      All other lines are normally tagged on to the close trunkline, which means your telephone line can go round the houses before getting to yours.

      On average, the true distance is anywhere between 2~2.5 times longer than the distance shown on DSLZone UK

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      Re: Site to find how far you are from an exchange

      There is a way of finding the true distance, but it involves using BT numbers not open to the public. For instance my straight line is 1.64K but the actual is 3.52K, confirmed by a BT friend. Quite a difference!

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      Quote Originally Posted by jarr View Post


      thanks for that, but it only shows 'as the crow flies' , having worked for BT I know that your line routing DOES NOT always go as the crow flies!
      So, unfortunately this could completely mislead some people!

     

     

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