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Since I've hooked up my internet my phone has gone dead. It is not an outside problem. My phone was fine before I pluged in the dsl. I have disconected the box and tried pluging in just the phone and that failed. What next?

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    Have you tried a different phone? Just to make sure it isn't the phone its self that is bad.

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Contact your service provider and ask them to put a filter in your customer service access on your outside phone interface sometimes the dsl will over power the line filters and keep your phone from working try unpluging your dsl and all your phones for 5 min then pluging just 1 phone in and see if you have a dial tone

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