Facebook   Twitter    YouTube    RSS Feed    Android App    iPhone and iPad App     BlackBerry App    
Subscribe to Newsletter



Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Telkom Line Installation

  1. #1
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Question Telkom Line Installation

    Hey guys

    We are in the process of moving and I am having a telephone line installed so I can finally get myself some ADSL!

    My concern is that I don't want these telkom people in my home. I believe many burglaries are committed by these contracters that scope out people's homes while doing installs, etc.

    I am very DIY efficient, so I was wondering is there is any way I can just get these guys to install up to my wall and then just plug into an extender outside which I will then run into the house? Something of that nature?

    Even if they just get the cable going into my garage, I can take it from there I guess?

    Any ideas?

  2. #2

    Default

    Is there an existing telephone jack?

    If yes, do a self-install.
    Celine: "you fall into the "stupid" category."

  3. #3
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    I'm afraid not, it's a new line being installed...

  4. #4
    Super Grandmaster YingYang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bellville
    Posts
    7,167
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Just a question, why would he break into your house if he has a full-time job?

  5. #5
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Perfectly valid question. These guys get paid peanuts and there are bound to be a few bad apples there. If not doing it for themselves, they are a perfectly good source of information to their unemplayoed friends and family. This country is full of opportunists.

    I'm paranoid about these things. Rather safe than sorry...

  6. #6
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Gonubie, East London
    Posts
    1,761

    Default

    If you are so worried about crime, install a monitored alarm?! You can't go through life without letting anyone into your house to fix something!

    Crime irritates me. So I stuck an alarm in and installed an electric fence!

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BjornD View Post
    These guys get paid peanuts
    R20k per month ain't exactly peanuts.
    Celine: "you fall into the "stupid" category."

  8. #8
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    I was hoping for some constructive assistance here. I am in the process of installing an alarm. That was not my question.

    Who I choose to let into my home is my business, so if there is anyone with some actual advice on my initial question, I would really appreciate it.

  9. #9
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    R20k per month ain't exactly peanuts.
    Maybe the technician, but not the other guys doing the dirty work.

  10. #10
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Gonubie, East London
    Posts
    1,761

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BjornD View Post
    I was hoping for some constructive assistance here. I am in the process of installing an alarm. That was not my question.

    Who I choose to let into my home is my business, so if there is anyone with some actual advice on my initial question, I would really appreciate it.
    Point taken.

    If there are no existing jacks in your house then no, they will need to come inside and install themselves.

    From memory, even if there are jacks, they often hook up a signal sender to a jack inside your house and then go trace it at the junction box in the street

    Bottom line, move everything into lockable rooms for your peace of mind.

  11. #11

    Default

    The technician wont have any reason to roam around your house, just close doors & remove anything of serious value temporarily if you're that concerned.

    Have you moved into your new place already?

  12. #12
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashSA View Post
    Point taken.

    If there are no existing jacks in your house then no, they will need to come inside and install themselves.

    From memory, even if there are jacks, they often hook up a signal sender to a jack inside your house and then go trace it at the junction box in the street

    Bottom line, move everything into lockable rooms for your peace of mind.
    Perfect, thanks FlashSA, this is exactly what I was looking for.

    If I have to let them in, I like our idea about just locking away the valuables for the day.

  13. #13
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Piero 10 View Post
    The technician wont have any reason to roam around your house, just close doors & remove anything of serious value temporarily if you're that concerned.

    Have you moved into your new place already?
    We're in the process of moving, but it looks like Telkom will only be able to come and install after we're in. I would have loved for them to come before we moved in!

  14. #14

    Default

    Telkom no longer send out a "team" to do a simple line installation. A single fitter will be dispatched.
    Celine: "you fall into the "stupid" category."

  15. #15
    Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Posts
    3,021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BjornD View Post
    Even if they just get the cable going into my garage, I can take it from there I guess?

    Any ideas?
    AFAIK there's nothing stopping you from requesting the jack be installed in your garage, then you can do a self install from the jack to wherever you need it.

    Needless to say if your DIY isn't up to scratch (bad S/N, attenuation etc) Telkom will then charge for a callout and you'll be back where you started - "contracters that scope out people's homes while doing installs". Have to say I don't have any qualms letting Telkom techs onto my sites.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 18-02-2014, 04:08 PM
  2. Telkom Line Installation
    By Sabbz in forum Broadband and IT News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 07:07 PM
  3. Telkom Line Installation
    By d7e7r7 in forum ADSL Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-06-2011, 04:07 PM
  4. Telkom Line Installation Question
    By StNick in forum ADSL Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-03-2010, 02:35 PM
  5. Telkom line installation.
    By jacqvt in forum ADSL ISP Discussions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-09-2008, 01:25 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •