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~Telephone and broadband with help from this ADSL filter~
The idea of having one or more of these BT ADSL micro filters in use either in the home, or place of business is that they are something that you need to have in place if wanting to connect and run both telephones/ fax equipment and use broadband services through the same sockets. I have a number of these micro filters (that arrived as free gifts no less) from BT and so far after a number of years of trusty service they in the main seem to be holding up well. Of the 4 ADSL filters of this type that I have had in use there has been just 1 so far that has failed to work as it should, which I am not too displeased about really as the other 3 are still going strong.
Whilst you can buy these filters if wanted from BT at a cost of around £10.99 per single item (cheaper from other sources), although it really is much nicer to get them as a freebie in my opinion. I feel that the normal BT retail price is quite high if you need to have a number of these little filters in place in order to surf the internet and still make phone calls and would look for cheaper deals where possible.
~Using the product~
When using these filters all you need to do is simply attach the end with the single adapter to your phone socket, fitting further filters to the rest of your sockets if you have more than one telephone in use and then use the other end of the filter to plug your phone in to. Once you have done this you then need to connect your modem cable to the other space provided and hey presto you are ready to go. I found these filters really easy to set up and use as they are easy to handle and have fitments that work well with the phone and internet equipment I have in use.
The filters came nicely boxed in a sturdy cardboard type box that has some instructions for their usage, so that I was familiar with the parts of the filter prior to fitting it in place ready for use. To be honest these filters are so very easy to fit that you probably won't think to even read the instructions that are provided, but as least they are included just in case you require them. The size of these filters is in line with others I have had in use and they don't seem to be too heavy or bulky that they pull any of the wiring or connections loose in any way once in place.
The simple white plastic casings that these filters have looks quite neat and minimal in my opinion, but as they are mostly out of view once in use I feel that it doesn't matter too much that they are very simple to look at, as they are not really in anyones eye line. The main thing that concerns me is whether the connections work well and if the filter is doing its job and allowing me to have telephone and broadband running at the same time. As this seems to be the case I am happy with the way the filters work.
I have found that the filters seem to do what they have been made for and have not really had any problems with them, other than the fact that one of the filters stopped working after a few years and had to be replaced. I have found these to be easy to fit and use and would consider the same filters in future should I need to replace any of the ones I have now, unless I find a cheaper, yet equally reliable alternative. My rating for these BT ADSL filters is 4 stars as they seem to do the job they are designed for with minimum fuss.
This ADSL micro filter allows you to share broadband and telephone equipment on one socket. To ensure the quality of both the telephony and the ADSL, it is important that every piece of telephony equipment must be filtered including telephones, fax machines and even simple tone callers. This doesn't mean that every piece of equipment has to have a filter, only that every telephone socket that has telephony equipment attached to it should have a micro filter fitted first.