Telephone landline users. Did you know you could be spending money needlessly !
January 13, 2007 5:48pm CST
Are you paying for inline protection to the phone company at the rate of $7 to $9.00 per month in the event your house line goes dead ? If so, save money and cancel that service. Let me explain. Outside the house where the phone box is, is called the D point. The line coming from the pole to the connection box attached to your house the phone company is responbile for. From the D pont ( connection box ) is where you are allowed to have access and on into your house to the phone jack. Now, the telephone wiring is very simple. As long as you use the same two color wires that are running from the D point to your in house jack you have a connection. Now, should your phone line goes dead and your telephone itself is working properly and the line is plugged in tight to the jack. Then the two wires inside the jack most likely has broken off. Basically as long as the two same color wires from the box outside is the same two color wires connected to your jack your phone will work. If you wanted to practice how easy it is. You can take a piece of telephone wire, jack, telephone and go out to the D point and and connect any two of the same color wires rather it's the red, green, yellow or white one. Attach the at the D point the two wires at one end, then attach the end the same two color wires to the jack. Then plug your phone to the jack and and presto, you have dial tone. Most common problem for a phone line to go dead is the wire simple breaks after a long period of time in the jack. The phone companies are making a killing of extra revenue on this service. You won't get shocked. Hope this helps you if your paying and want to save the extra money.
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20 Jun 07
oh, it's very simple. Let's use sewing thread for the example. you have two pieces of material and your going to use sewing thread to make a whole. Ok, you have two points... Point A Point B both points have two end... point A your using Green sewing thread. You attach point to point from beginning to end. Point B... same as above... So, from outside at the phone box ( called D Point ) to the jack inside the house. Just use same end to end color from start to finish. Why pay $9.00 a month extra when it's a DIY job DIY = do it yourself My tip for the day... For more good tips... visit clarkhoward.com Thanks for reply.