I am getting fed up with Virgin Media's traffic management so am looking to switch to O2 broadband. O2 require a BT landline, but I have always had a virgin media landline.
I tracked the BT landline wire from the pylon outside my house, and the cable enters just above my front door, but then inside above my door the wire has been cut.
I need to somehow find if this cable is still connected to my telephone exchange and that I get a dialtone. Otherwise if I dont get a dialtone it will cost me ~£120 to get bt to re-connect it.
What is the easiest way to check if I can get a dialtone from this bt cable?
I could get an engineer out to test it for me, but they charge extortionate amounts so would rather save the cost and have a try myself. Im guessing that either I need to connect these wires to a master socket, or maybe there is a quicker way where I could somehow splice the wires from a cut up end of a RJ11 cable to the wires above my door and plug the other end into a phone.
Searching on the internet, the standard colour coding seems completely different to the colours of my cables. My cable contains 3 red, 1 orange, 1 white, 1 black and 1 green wire. The 3 red wires are all cut very short, the orange and white wires cut to a medium length, and the green and black wires cut at a longer length. Here is a picture:
I am totally confused as to what each of these wires are and how to wire it up
Any help would be grately appreciated!