Cancelling 2nd phone line?
I desperately need to cut back and want to cancel my 2nd phone line. Will
the "now empty" line revert to a second phone for my existing line, or how
can I accomplish that? (I am mute so can't just ask them.) Thankyou so
Date: Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:39 am
Subject: Cancelling 2nd phone line?
If your second line is a dedicated line, it will not. To make it part of
the other phone line, they have to come out and rewire it or some such. I
had our second line canceled when we got DSL and currently all the
extensions on that line are dead. Sometime when I have the spare money or
am willing to have them add it to my phone bill and increase my monthly
payments I am going to have them come out and do that. I last discussed
this with them last summer and the fee from Ameritech was about 99.00 plus
25 - 40 per outlet, I can't recall for sure.
They are two separate lines however they could probably just add another phone
jack somewhere else if you want them to. Also, since you are mute, can't you use
the relay system that a deaf person uses and ask them that way?
In our home we would have to actually have the phone company go into the wall
wires and change them up a bit to change it to our main line. Not a big deal for
them I would think.
You first have to pay about $150 for a special gizmo for this. But thanks
so much for trying.
I did this a while back when we cut out our second phone line. It's pretty
simple. I'm not sure that all are the same but this is how I did mine.
1. Remove the cover of an existing phone line and look at the configuration
of wires. Ours has 3 sets of two wires - (3 different colors) 2 sets are
connected, one is not.
2. go to the phone line that you want to convert and change the
configuration to the same as the existing phone line.
On ours it is connected with screws and is fairly simple to change.
Kim in Texas
You will need to contact the telephone company and have the 2nd lind
disconnected. If you want the line to be an extension of the regular line they
can do that too. You will then have two phone lines with the same number.
Do I have to pay each month for the extension?
Thanks, everyone, for your great help!
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