Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?

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Bringing a 'phone line 200 metres to one's property - cost ?

Post by rhys » Fri 21 Feb 2014 10:28

I keep a 'mobil-home' on a year-round Camping in Argel`es.

There are telegraph poles around the site, however the nearest one to me is maybe ( I'm guessing ) some 200 metres away. Too far anyway for a cable to be just drooped from the pole to my caravan.

Does anyone have any experience with getting the basic FranceTelecom line brought from some distance away to their property ? eg does FT have some kind of statutory duty to install it and if so at what cost ?

I did once manage to have an engineer visit - organized by the FT shop on the outskirts of Perpignan - and he took measurements and said that FT would write to me with all details - however they never did and I let the matter drop.

Some idea of costs would be v. useful in helping me decide if it's all worth it.

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Post by EILEEN » Fri 21 Feb 2014 14:10

Hi. Do you think you might need to go through the Camping site owner rather than ask for the line yourself?
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Post by rhys » Fri 21 Feb 2014 19:27

I already asked the management.
Of course I can do nothing without their permission.

They basically will do nothing about it themselves; but are ok if I get it sorted - provided there is no cost whatever to them.

So the Q remains does anyone on this Forum have any experience of the mechanics and cost of getting FT to bring a line to a house from some 200 metres -ish distance ?

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ORANGE Telephone to caravan

Post by malcolm4664 » Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:21

From the map it looks as if you already have four mobile phone masts in your immediate area. Suggest you pop down to Leclerc in Perpignan and buy yourself a DORO unlocked phone and a contract free Leclerc SIM card. The lot will cost you about £70 and you can be up and running on day 1. All you have to pay to keep the line is about 2€ a month by Bankers order. The phone can be used in the UK as well as the rest of Europe. DORO is son of NOKIA and has tremendous range of battery power and facilities for the price

However if you want the trauma of having a landline suggest you call direct to 0969363900 ( Orange English) and ask for MR Burton who is Irish. He will guide you through the connection and ridiculous costs route.

France Telecom were purchased by Orange a year or two ago.

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Post by rhys » Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:26

I already have both French and English pre pay 'phones.

I want the wired connection principally for internet and maybe eventually for TV if the satellite stops working.

[ No, there are no FON or BT hotspots in my area either. ]

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Re: ORANGE Telephone to caravan

Post by geoff.smith » Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:43

malcolm4664 wrote:From the map it looks as if you already have four mobile phone masts in your immediate area. Suggest you pop down to Leclerc in Perpignan and buy yourself a DORO unlocked phone and a contract free Leclerc SIM card. The lot will cost you about £70 and you can be up and running on day 1. All you have to pay to keep the line is about 2€ a month by Bankers order. The phone can be used in the UK as well as the rest of Europe. DORO is son of NOKIA and has tremendous range of battery power and facilities for the price

However if you want the trauma of having a landline suggest you call direct to 0969363900 ( Orange English) and ask for MR Burton who is Irish. He will guide you through the connection and ridiculous costs route.

Hi M maybe a good time to read the question again..i presume 99% of punters have mobile phones,cdlm G

France Telecom were purchased by Orange a year or two ago.

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Re: ORANGE Telephone to caravan

Post by martyn94 » Sat 22 Feb 2014 12:26

geoff.smith wrote:
France Telecom were purchased by Orange a year or two ago.
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France Telecom SA were not purchased by anyone: they simply renamed themself Orange SA, having acquired the "orange" brand name by acquiring the UK mobile phone company, and then extended that brand to successively wider parts of their business.

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Re: ORANGE Telephone to caravan

Post by geoff.smith » Sat 01 Mar 2014 16:51

martyn94 wrote:
geoff.smith wrote:
France Telecom were purchased by Orange a year or two ago.
France Telecom SA were not purchased by anyone: they simply renamed themself Orange SA, having acquired the "orange" brand name by acquiring the UK mobile phone company, and then extended that brand to successively wider parts of their business.[/quote]


"""France Telecom were purchased by Orange a year or two ago. """ Hi not my quote i think its Malcom4664 ah ah G

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