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Hello, I've been trying for weeks to install a landline phone in my room, but it will not work. There's a phone socket and I plugged the lead into that but still doesn't seem to work. I don't know if the line is not connected or should I contact my university about this? Thanks x
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It might be worth letting someone at the uni know- failing that just get a good mobile contract with lots of minutes
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(Original post by Amy Wien)
Hello, I've been trying for weeks to install a landline phone in my room, but it will not work. There's a phone socket and I plugged the lead into that but still doesn't seem to work. I don't know if the line is not connected or should I contact my university about this? Thanks x
I doubt the line is set up for you to install a normal phone, but speak to whoever runs the accommodation to be sure.
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That line is for an ethernet cable, it isn't a phone line.
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Thanks, it all makes a bit of sense now. I'll still contact the uni. Thanks all!
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Thanks, it all makes a bit of sense now. I'll still contact the uni. Thanks all!
Are you expecting to have a free landline? That won't be happening.

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That line is for an ethernet cable, it isn't a phone line.
Not necessarily. My halls accommodation was outfitted with both an Ethernet and phone port. Confused me the first time I saw it, as I wondered why we'd be given 2 Ethernet ports.
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I would send you a picture of it, but it just has a 5 digit number on it and the phone lead fits into it.
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I would send you a picture of it, but it just has a 5 digit number on it and the phone lead fits into it.
If it is a phone line it will be an internal extension and needs to be enabled by the university facilities team (or IT). It's quite possible your room is used during vacations for conference accommodation when a phone line would be made available for guests.

It's not for personal use by students.

Speak to your accommodation team - or faciities - to find out more.
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If it is a phone line it will be an internal extension and needs to be enabled by the university facilities team (or IT). It's quite possible your room is used during vacations for conference accommodation when a phone line would be made available for guests.

It's not for personal use by students.

Speak to your accomodation team - or faciities - to find out more.
Or its just a legacy port from when they did have landline
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