Telephone

 

All landline telephone access is controlled by BT. There is no cable (fibre-optic) in the village, and probably won’t be for some years due to the small population and distance from the nearest exchange in Retford.

The exchange was upgraded some years ago which allowed a version of broadband access. This can now be provided by suppliers other than BT as part of the “unbundling” process.

In reality, due to the poor quality of the copper cable between the village and the exchange at Retford, we’re unlikely to get anywhere near the speeds advertised by any provider. So, if you’re looking for a broadband provider make sure you get a line test from them before signing up.

You can get a broadband speed test here.

Ofcom

Ofcom is the communications regulator. They regulate the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms and mobiles, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate.

See what they do

Nuisance Calls

Nuisance calls can include unwanted sales and marketing calls, abusive or threatening calls or silent calls.

Here are some tips from Ofcom on how to avoid them and what to do if you receive them.

Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

It is a legal requirement that all organisations (including charities, voluntary organisations and political parties) do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have your consent to do so.

See more on the Telephone Preference Service

BT

For information on products and services:

BT

For fault reporting, tracking and general contact information:

Contact BT

From here you can test your line online, raise faults and track any progress they happen to make.

O2

For information on products and services:

O2

Orange

For information on products and services:

Orange

PlusNet

For information on products and services:

PlusNet

Sky

For information on products and services:

Sky

TalkTalk

For information on products and services:

TalkTalk

Public Telephone Boxes

There is a public telephone box situated on The Green at the junction of Station Road and Sutton Lane. This is a pay phone, but will allow free emergency calls.

For information, the phone number of the telephone box is: (01777) 705 096