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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 12905 12-Apr-2007 20:28
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thinking of signing up for xnet river, saw this:

Connection and Wiring costs $149 on top of a provisioning fee, and is where a technician will visit your house. A Connection and Wiring Cost is normally required where you have 4 or more phone jacks in use or a monitored alarm. All prices include GST.

I don't use a monitored alarm but do have 4 phone jacks in use. is this $149 fee really necessary?

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  Reply # 66976 12-Apr-2007 21:46
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No... but....    Depends on the load that your phones place on the line.  Newer phones tend to be labelled with an RN - that's a number representing the load, often it is 1 or maybe 0.5.  I think the usual suggested maximum is RN total 5.  Some older phones (e.g. with bells) have a higher RN and may place too much load on the line - but older ones aren't usually RN labelled.  Very likely with relatively recent phones you can just install 4 individual filters and it will work ok.  But if you're not sure of your phones it may be worth paying the $149. 

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