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My landline phone does not work. I tested it outside on the company's jack and the phone works. I have 3 jacks in the house and it will not work on any of them, including the one I get the internet. The internet does work, it's DSL. I tried unplugging all of the phones and removing the batteries from the cordless phones to reset them. When trying to make a call, there is no dialtone, just static. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    There is a lot of static. Sometimes a person can call in, but mostly I have to call them. In the middle of a conversation the phone goes dead and the reciever says line busy, or line in use.Phone has been out over a week.Phone company says its not their system and they charge 150 dollars tocome into the house

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    our landline works but none of the cordless ones do

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One of the phone handsets of the Panasonic KX-TG563 trio gives me static w/ dial tone and then shuts down or it gives me the message that "System is busy/Line in use" with no dial tone. If I get closer to the base unit it seems to work but w/ alot of static. The base unit phone works good and the other handset works ok too. The battery shows fully charged however, when I take the battery out to try a reset when I put it back in the battery indicator show very low. I tried switching batteries w/ the othe hand sets it doesn't help.

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My in house telephones are not working,but the internet is working.WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THE TEELEPHONE WORK AGAIN.


Have you paid the phone bill? Are you supposed to have phone service?

Providing that you have a contract with the phone company and it's paid up, take a hardwire telephone out to the grey junction box on the outside of the house. Open the junction box and plug your phone into one of the two phone jacks inside, Try the phone. If you get no dial tone, try the other phone jack.

If you get no dial tone from either phone jack, borrow a hardwire telephone from a neighbor and try both jacks again with the borrowed telephone.

If no dial tone with your phone or your neighbor's phone, then the problem is on the phone company's side of that junction box.

If your neighbor's phone works but yours doesn't, the problem is your phones - lightening strike, maybe?

If your phone works in the junction box but not inside the house, then the wiring from the junction box to your house jacks has a bad connection somewhere. Someone - you or someone else - will have the arduous task of tracking down where that bad connection is.

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  • First, try to check every telephone line is properly plugged into its phone jack. If you have a problem with just one phone, plug a different phone into that jack. If the second phone works, the problem lies in the first phone.
  • Then unplug each phone and answering machine in your house, one at a time. Wait 30 seconds after unplugging the first device. Pick up another phone to see if there's a dial tone -- if there is, then the first phone may be faulty. If not, continue unplugging phones in the same way and check for dial tone. If you find a phone that doesn't work, plug all your other phones back in and see if they work properly. The faulty phone should be replaced.
  • or disconnect the plug from the test jack inside the exterior box. This disconnects your inside wiring from phone company's line. If you have more than one line, select the test jack for the line that is causing the problem. Plug your phone into the jack; this plugs you directly into the phone company's line. If you have a cable modem, plug the phone directly into the jack on the modem.
  • Then pick up the phone receiver to see if there's a dial tone. If there's no dial tone, the problem is with your outside wiring. If there is a dial tone, the trouble is caused by your inside wiring, equipment or jacks.
  • Hope it will help you. Thanks for using FixYa.
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    There's always a chance the phone itself is just bad. Like any other device, a phone (even an old-fashion simple rotary dial one) can fail. Try another phone in the jack. Then, if the landline still isn't working, read on.

    Where to start depends on what kind of phone service you have, but you want to begin at the source where your service enters your home and verify that you have dialtone there. Then you can determine if the problem is with your service, or is being caused by a bad phone or an inside wiring problem.

    If you have conventional phone service from a "regular" phone company with a connection to wires outside, you may have a network interface box. On newer homes this may be outside, usually near the electric meter. Or it may be somewhere inside your home. In the NI, the incoming phone line connects to one side, your inside wiring connects to the other, and a short modular cord plugged into a jack makes the connection between the sides. When you have phone problems (no dialtone, excessive noise, etc.), disconnect the plug and plug a known good corded phone into the jack. If the phone works properly, the trouble is in your home somewhere. If the problem continues on the test phone, it's because something is wrong with the phone company's side, You'll need to contact their repair service.

    If you have phone service through a cable company, disconnect the phone plug from the back of your modem and plug the test phone in there. This is where your service starts, and no dialtone there means some problem with the modem or cable service. Again you'll need to call your provider. If you have fiber service (FiOS), the process is the same except you need to make your test at the optical network terminal.

    If you find the problem is on your side, start by unplugging all phones and anything else (answering machines, fax machines, etc.) you have connected. Then try your test phone in any convenient jack. If the trouble is gone, one of those devices is at fault. Reconnect them one at a time and check after each one. When the problem comes back you'll know it's because of the device you just connected.

    If you have everything unplugged and your test phone still isn't working properly, something has happened in your wiring. A jack or wire may have been damaged. You may find an obvious cause like a jack that's gotten very wet or had something run into it, or a wire that's gotten pinched under a piece of furniture. Or a section of old wiring may have failed. Finding the trouble may involve following the phone wiring from the service entrance, disconnecting sections where it branches off, trying to find the area of the problem. It can be frustrating, but just remind yourself that it used to work, so you know the trouble there somewhere. Eventually you'll find it. Check you phone bill; you may find you have a wire maintenance plan that would cover having your phone company come and fix the trouble. If not, you can call an electrician or phone system installation company if you don't want to deal with the trouble.

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