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Single private corded phone with private line picking upcrosstalk

I have a single, private corded phone with a private line (vs the party line). I consistently get clicks, or the person I am talking to hears clicks when I may not on my side. I also hear their phone makeing those sounds that occur when one is dialing, but it is not me. I consistently get cross talk-sometimes mumbled sounding, other times sounds very clear. Usually 2 women but at times a man. One time after talking loudly into the phone to see if they could hear me, I heard a very audible click and then a busy signal. Other times I just hear a click, chide them by repeating back a vocal click or that I hear you, and then I hear an audible click. This usually happens after 4:30. Before that most often it sounds like I am talking to the other person who has their phone on speaker phone mode, when I know they do not. Both them and I have wondered about all of this. One gentle man was somewhat concerned with all of the clicks he was hearing. I called the phone company, they checked the lines and it was clear, but they did hear a beep when I heard a click speaking to them, though they said they did not hear any crosstalk on their end. I have upgraded my phone to a corded new one in the gigahertz ringer, but it has no channel button. The new phone did not elimanate the problem. If I spring for one which has a channel button, will this help? The phone person said it may be a CB bleeding into the the frequency range, but why would I then hear the phone number dialing? I have a filter attached to the phone line in the apartment. At one time the whole community was party line, and their is a lot of wiring still, and a lot of community police here due to gangs and drugs. There was a trust involved, but now I am thinking that maybe it is still a case of is and not was with that trust....... . (My car alarm is still being set off by people who thought I took assests when it was NOT me, but another ..........) How to correct this would be most appreciated. I am at a loss on how to proceed.

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Lots of different devices may be interfering with the transmit side of your phone. In today's world of heavy radio frequency usage by consumer devices it is hard to know exactly what may be interfering with your cordless phone. Even some cell phones could be causing the interference. The 6.0 gig phones do not have that problem.

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Hi Richman,

If you have more than one phone line which I assume that you do -if one party has not completely hung up the handset after putting someone on hold when you pick it up on your end you will hear that beeping noise that you are talking about. Have them pick back up the line while you are on it and replace the handset again on thier phone to disconnect completely.

I hope this helps (trial and error)
Thanks

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Lost of Reception

I have the same problem. when I make the call, I can hear the other person but they con't hear me. Can anyone offer a solution.

thanks in advance,

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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I am in Delhi....these phones can be repaired at a very low cost...where are the phones? BTW do yu have the manual? If yes can you share with me either scanned or point me to the web locator. Thanks in Advance

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SOURCE: Using 2 phones at same time.

most units can only "talk" with one unit at a time, because they are using a set freq. for both sides of the conversation. (think walkie-talkies of children) you can't talk and hear at the same time!

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