My home phone (lan line) keeps crossing lines with someone else. When people call the line is constantly busy. This has been happening for 12-15 hours now. I unplug and leave the phone, then plug it back in..I switch phones from one room to the other and still nothing. Both phones in the house are like this...and we doubt its the phone. Can you help me?
If you are in a private residence go to the demarcation box and unplug the phone jack that connects the line to your home. Plug your phone directly into the jack which is now looking at the line and has eliminated your house wiring from the circuit. Make an outgoing call and have someone call you back. If the trouble persists, the trouble has just been proven to be on the line which is a phone company problem. Busy signals occure when a short is detected on the line so you may have cable trouble in your area. Thank You. Jerry
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MAKE SURE HAND SET 1 IS IN HANDSET HOLDER 1 AND THAT HAND SET 2 IS IN CRADLE 2. MAKE SURE TO POWER BOTH PHONES OFF AND THEN ON. THEN WITH POWER ON BOTH PHONES LET THEM SIT IN THE CORRECT CRADDLES FOR 30 SECONDS. TEST YOUR CONNECTION BY USING ANOTHER PHONE. ITS A CHEAP WAY TO SEE IF IT IS DUE TO HOUSEHOLD WIRING.
From your description it sounds that you have a short on your Line 1. Its either on DMarc of your carrier or it cross connected improperly. However your post is not clear on voicemail. In normal operation if busy it doesnt go to voicemail.
Call your carrier first and report troubled line. Their technician will tell you what to do next.
the "line in use" indicates that there is not enough current on your line, either there is a broken wire and the phone is not getting any current, or there is a short on your line reducing the current on your line.
you should unplug your phone and check with a diffrent phone to see if there is any dial tone on the jack that you have a problem with... if everything is good with a diffrent phone then it is likely that the trouble is your phone, if the trouble still exists, bring a corded phone to the NID outside of your home, and test if there is dial tone there, and that you can make and receive calls... if the trouble goes away, they you need to troubleshoot further inside your home, if the trouble still exists, then you have a trouble outside that your local phone company needs to take care of, and you should contact them so that they can make the repairs..
By the year 2012 or 2013 it's not likely you will pay $20-30 for an additional land line instead of $10 for a cell phone :-)
The cabinet is a Digital Compact 308 for 3 outside lines and 8 digital extensions without caller ID. The system uses M7208/7310 and possibly 7324 phones. If you fetch $100 for it on eBay, I'd be amazed. Here's a stolen link to someone who has a description of one.
The easy way is to buy a radio surpressor. You can find them at Radio Shack, I think. Unless you live very close to a radio station you probably have a ground on your phone line. this can happen either inside or outside you business. Also if you are using a long mounting cord, 25' and up this can act as an antenna and cause radio pick up. I would try to detremine if your problem is on the phone company lines or inside your business.
the question said cross talk, are you hearing the other lines while you are on one line? If so you may have inproper wiring inside your building. Multiple phone lines must be on twisted wire. If two lines are parrell for any measurable distance they will bleed over to the other line.