How to Install a BT Line

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How to Install a BT Line
It's easy to have a BT line installed for you. (memoire de telephone image by sylbohec from

In simple terms, a telephone line is a wire that carries telephone signals. In order for your line to be connected so you can make landline telephone calls, you must subscribe to a centralised service provider. In the United Kingdom, the most popular telephone line provider is BT. Listed on BT's official website, there are different calling plans from which you can choose (see Resources).

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Things you need

  • Telephone
  • Telephone line

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  1. 1

    Go to BT's products and services website (see Resources), and choose the option that best suits your needs. Choose your option carefully because you are signing up for a long-term contract.

  2. 2

    Sign up for the BT line rental option that you have chosen by following the links on BT's products and services page.

  3. 3

    Choose a date for a BT engineer to install the line. This option is part of the sign-up process. Once the order is complete, you will receive an order tracking number so you can trace the status of your order (see Resources). According to the BT website, your line will be set up within 14 days from when you place your order.

  4. 4

    Decide the exact location within your home or office where you would like the BT line installed.

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