Customers With Disabilities
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • BUSINESS

    Verizon Business Sites

  • WIRELESS
  • Services  
  • My Verizon  

    Email & Calls

    Check Email

    Verizon Visual 411

     

     

    Bill & Payment

    View Bill

    Pay Bill

    Pay Final Bill

    Manage Auto Pay

    Manage Paper Free Billing

    My Services

    Add or Change Services

    Renew or Change Bundle

    Review Account

    Manage My Internet

    Manage My Voice

     

  • Support  

    Community help

     

     

     

     

  • Watch FiOS  

    Watch thousands of your favorite TV shows and movies On Demand and Live. Rent or buy your favorites and watch them on any device. Or, check what's on tonight and program your DVR. You can do it all!

    Watch Free TV & Movies

     

     

    Rent or Buy

    Set your TV Viewing Experience

  • Trending  

    Check out this personalized, real-time feed featuring the latest content and entertainment from around the Web including new headlines, sports, entertainment and more.

     

     

     

     

     

    See what's Trending!

Reply
Contributor
dmilli88
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-01-2013
0 Kudos

Adding a phone jack to existing line

I'm finishing our basement and want to add a phone jack for our existing line. Our Fios box is in the basement and there is currently one connection that runs from the box through the ceiling to the rest of the house. Is there a way to connect the basement line directly to the box or do I need to split from the line that goes upstairs?

Silver Contributor V
armond_in_nj
Posts: 1,417
Registered: ‎04-10-2012

Re: Adding a phone jack to existing line - The Easy Way

[ Edited ]

dmilli88 wrote:

... want to add a phone jack for our existing line. Our Fios box is in the basement and there is currently one connection that runs from the box through the ceiling to the rest of the house. Is there a way to connect the basement line directly to the box or do I need to split from the line that goes upstairs?


Any simple and inexpensive phone line splitter will do the job.  E.g.,

 

http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=52N9456&CMP=KNC-GPLA&mckv=EqUMbbce|pcrid|2011...

 

There are more complicated methods, but in your case simpler is likely better.  It would be nice if you had the ability to make your own custom phone patch cords.  However this route requires a spool of phone wire, a box of RJ 11 connectors, and a fairly expensive crimp tool that will probably not get much use.

 

As an example of what's possible, here's a photo of my rig:

 

FiOS Digital Voice Panel.JPG

 

As you can see, being anal has at least a few advantages.  Good luck and report back if there are further issues.

 

My Verizon

Support Tools

Watch FiOS

Trending

  • Visual 411