Cancelling 2nd phone line?- Frugal Savings

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 much. Susan From: iluvv2quill@earthlink.net Date: Mon Mar 31, 2003

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    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
    much. Susan
    From: iluvv2quill@earthlink.net

    Date: Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:39 am
    Subject: Cancelling 2nd phone line?

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    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.

    Janet

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    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?
    Kathy

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    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.

    Diana

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    You first have to pay about $150 for a special gizmo for this. But thanks
    so much for trying.

    Susan

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    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.

    HTH,
    Kim in Texas

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    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.

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    Do I have to pay each month for the extension?

    Thanks, everyone, for your great help!

    Susan

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    Diana wrote: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.Diana

    That's what I was afraid of. Thanks so much!

    Incidentally, one budget problem I dont have is gifts because I quill
    (paper filigree) -- and if I cut my own with a $2.50 cutter from Job Lot
    and use recycled paper, my only expense is tiny dabs of glue!

    Susan

 

 

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