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Old 16.04.2009, 18:48
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Joining two telephone Landline(s) - how?

We have moved into a house and have phone sockets in one part of the house working fine but other phone wall sockets are dead - used to be two separate lines.

We were told by Swisscom that they can send someone to connect the two 'branches' in our house together, or can do it ourselves. As a DIY'er and used to UK phone wiring etc, I would to do this myself.

One box near the incoming line looks like it has two sockets - so wonder if that is where some briding connections are needed. I have taken the cover off and see grey blue green and purple connections as shown in the photo. My instinct would be to put two jumpers (the wire kind) to bridge between grey<->green and blue<->purple.

But if this is the main box I would have expected more wires. i.e. incoming swisscom & outgoing to other sockets...

Has anyone done this themselves and can advise?

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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

Could anyone help by posting a picture of what their incoming Swisscom box looks like as I'm not sure I have the right box (suspect this is just a socket).

I have seen a modern one but wonder on our house from 1982 where it might be or what it might look like.
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

Just get an electrician out. Should cost less than CHF 100 and your phone is connected. Then go out and enjoy the sunshine

You may find that Swisscom own that equipment and you will be responsible for repairing it if you damage it.
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

THanks MarieZug - Have you used one to do such a connection that cost <CHF100 - could you give me his name/phone no?
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

Max Gehrig in Zug, 041 711 22 33, did our telephone connections for both our moves here.

The first place was extra offices for a business on the first floor and we needed to have our telephone separated from theirs. The second place had ISDN installed and the box was the property of Swisscom, so they took it out when leaving and left all the wires sticking out. The first time was < CHF100, the second time was around CHF 139.

The same company installed around 5 lights in both places for less than CHF 200. Hardly worth the risk of getting up a ladder and I wasn't confident drilling into my cieling
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

Just moved into a house built in the 50's.
It previously had swisscom but I transferred my Sunrise to it.
Sunrise says their connection is active.
But no wall telephone plugs work.
Could anyone post picture of the place of the incoming connection?
Looked in many places but nothing.
Thanks!
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

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Just moved into a house built in the 50's.
It previously had swisscom but I transferred my Sunrise to it.
Sunrise says their connection is active.
But no wall telephone plugs work.
Could anyone post picture of the place of the incoming connection?
Looked in many places but nothing.
Thanks!
You need a local electrician to check the wiring and inform Swisscom, who own the wires to the house. Sunrise are only an operator.
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Re: Telephone Landline(s) connection box

Hi,
On a sideline will it be possible to get an extension socket in another room?
We want a separate connection in our bedroom.
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