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    Best course of action with this faceplate ?

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      Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      Hi

      I've recently moved homes and this is the faceplace I encountered:

      What's my best course of action ?









      a. Let it be as it is ?

      b. Switch to BT VDSL/ADSL Faceplate for NTE5 Socket / XTE 2005 Clone ADSL Faceplate for NTE5 Socket

      c. Let it be as it is.

      I won't be using any extensions and it looks like none are connected. I may be wrong though.

      Also, looking at the faceplate and other stuff, seems something got burnt. Should I be concerned ?

      Thanks so much


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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      a. Let it be as it is ?

      b. Switch to BT VDSL/ADSL Faceplate for NTE5 Socket / XTE 2005 Clone ADSL Faceplate for NTE5 Socket

      c. Let it be as it is.
      A) If you take the back of the faceplate off (the 2 screws) there should be 2 wires connected to the terminals, usually Blue/White and White/Blue. This would ensure it is connected rightly but not necessary.

      B) I would

      C) is the same as A)

      D) I think it is just dirt, give it a quick clean with some diluted bleach etc and make sure it is then dried off
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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      Thanks @NewsreadeR

      Just went ahead and ordered the XTE 2005 Clone ADSL Faceplate for NTE5 Socket.

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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      It's probably fine. A pre-filtered faceplate won't do any harm though.

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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      Hard to tell from you pictues but if there is any sign of corrosion on the BT plug or socket then replace the whole lot. Not that expensive & we have both types of the BT branded sockets in stock if you want to keep it all BT branded.
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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      I already went ahead and ordered the faceplate @run-it-direct.

      Also, that was one of the fastest shipping confirmations I've ever seen. From payment to dispatch intimation in 2-3 minutes flat

      I don't really see any corrosion. Just a bit dirty I think. But I wouldn't know tbh. Would you really recommend a complete set ? Could you also point me to the appropriate link ? Am still waiting on the broadband though. Will be about 5-7 days.

      On a side note - The line is active and also dials out to any number. Umm... who is responsible for the charges at this point of time. I will be getting a new number and this one belongs to the previous tenant. I really don't want to be making calls if someone else is getting charged.

      Thanks.

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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      Hi, yes we tend to have orders packed & in the Royal Mail collection bags within 5 minutes Hopefully they deliver it quickly too. You can see the full range of BT sockets here. We have 3 available, (1) Unbranded, (2) BT Openreach Branded-embossed logo & (3) BT Openreach branded-printed logo. They are all made by the same factory, the branded ones come with Openreach instructions. They ALL feature the bell wire filter.

      Re:dialing out, normally you can get dial tone but can not dial out. Sounds like the previous owner has not told the line provider they are moving out! I wouldn't make any calls to be honest.
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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      On a side note - The line is active and also dials out to any number. Umm... who is responsible for the charges at this point of time. I will be getting a new number and this one belongs to the previous tenant. I really don't want to be making calls if someone else is getting charged.
      The line is probably on a 'free calls' plan, most are nowadays, so the owner would probably not get charged anyway, provided you don't make any naughty 09 calls

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      Re: Best course of action with this faceplate ?

      Just got through installing the faceplate. And *wink wink*, even the broadband is working lol. Just needed to change the username (it's BT broadband). My broadband installation date is the 9th of Aug

      The speed I'm getting is nothing great though, leaving me sorely disappointed.





      I was expecting around 80Mbps down and 40 up. Grrr.

      Ok maybe I'm kidding

      Don't know if the faceplate made a difference, didn't test the old faceplate. But somehow, I feel it surely did

     

     

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