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Topic # 8947 8-Aug-2006 18:30
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is Telecom still the one to call to get an additional phone jack installed? How much does it cost? I had a look on their website and I couldn't find any information about it.





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  Reply # 43567 8-Aug-2006 18:48
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James Bond: is Telecom still the one to call to get an additional phone jack installed? How much does it cost? I had a look on their website and I couldn't find any information about it.


Depends how long you want to wait or how much you want to pay. If you're not confident doing it youtself and electrician or data installer can install a jackpoint for you and you'll probably pay less than what Telecom will charge you.


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  Reply # 43599 9-Aug-2006 11:32
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Telecom will charge you ~$145 for one jackpoint.  An electrician or a self-install is definitely cheaper although if Telecom does it you know it's all covered if something goes wrong.

Instructions on telecom website:
www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/step_by_step_2_wire.pdf

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  Reply # 43601 9-Aug-2006 12:02
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Its honestly extremely easy to do yourself. Its running the cable thats the hardest bit.




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  Reply # 43616 9-Aug-2006 17:46
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Telecom will swap out all your existing jacks for 2 wire ones for the same price usually, whereas you would end up paying retail for each jack to a sparky etc.

With sub $100 multihandset dect phones and wifi I find it hard to see the need for additional jacks. Here we just have the one in the server closet with the dect base on it and the dsl router.

Another way is to get sky installed, they will put a jack in wherever the sky goes.




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Reply # 43617 9-Aug-2006 18:03
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richms: Telecom will swap out all your existing jacks for 2 wire ones for the same price usually, whereas you would end up paying retail for each jack to a sparky etc.

With sub $100 multihandset dect phones and wifi I find it hard to see the need for additional jacks. Here we just have the one in the server closet with the dect base on it and the dsl router.

Another way is to get sky installed, they will put a jack in wherever the sky goes.


I already have Sky multiroom and I have a multi handset system (base +3), I'm setting up my home office into a room which does now have a phone jack, even if I use a multi handset I am going to need a phone jack for my fax machine and multi printer.





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  Reply # 43674 10-Aug-2006 14:16
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Local sparky is the way to go if your not doing it yourself.. and as tonyhughes said its EXTREMELY easy to do in most cases.

$149 for Telecom to come out. But I vote asking your local sparky because if they have an apprentice they'll likely send him out and charge a lseeser rate.

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