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Very random question. My husband has just moved into our house in Geneva and currently trying to set up our wifi, router, TV etc which has all arrived from Swisscom...

Do phone sockets look different in Switzerland to UK - he is struggling to find?

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Old 29.05.2015, 22:29
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Very random question. My husband has just moved into our house in Geneva and currently trying to set up our wifi, router, TV etc which has all arrived from Swisscom...

Do phone sockets look different in Switzerland to UK - he is struggling to find?

Thank you
Yes, and there are lots of variations.

Your best bet is to take photographs of all possible sockets and post them on here and then you'll probably get a better idea from people here.
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Re: Phone Sockets

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Lots of info here (with photos)
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Re: Phone Sockets

Unless he's in an old, unrefurbished apartment, it should look like second image.
The adapter/filter that comes with the router should fit in, then the RJ45 phone line socket goes in that adapter.

Otherwise, the old style one is like the first image, and it's a trip to the electrical store to get a RJ45 adapter plug.
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Re: Phone Sockets

Very helpful talk you - he has sent me a picture which isn't great but also spoken to neighbours. Their phone connection goes into a cylindrical socket almost.... Is there a cable / converter I can get do you think
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Old 29.05.2015, 23:12
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Very helpful talk you - he has sent me a picture which isn't great but also spoken to neighbours. Their phone connection goes into a cylindrical socket almost.... Is there a cable / converter I can get do you think
In your picture, the left plug is cable - usually one socket for TV and the other for audio (cable radio). Normal coaxial cable goes into that. Unfortunately, the modern version has a third socket for digital TV box/internet, which appears to be lacking, here.

The plug on the right is 240V mains electricity (3x 3 pin plug sockets) - best not to put anything phone or internet related into that.
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Just a bit of a P.S. on TiMow's comment:
Neither socket is for phone line.
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