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My landline rings only once after which it goes to fax tone. If you pick up in that ring or else you will hear the fax tone. Even the caller hears a fax tone. I DO NOT have a fax in my house or ever used this number for fax. Please help. I have tried everything. Called the ATT company people- they said they is no problem from their end. Tried removing all phones from 2 jacks I have in the house. The problem comes back. Please HELP. Thanks.

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This sounds like a crossed line and yes it is ATTs falt! call them back...Is this an apt unit you live in? somone could tap into your line.Check outside hookup/

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