Question about Lands Phones
I have At&t digital home phone service and internet. My Phone box is on the outside wall of my house. I have dish network for my TV.
I have filters on all phone jacks in the house and my internet is DSL with a modem.
I have had this phone line for 12 years and have never had one problem.
All of a sudden last week I tried to fax something and it would not connect.
The other end picked up and all the beeps and fax noises were goin on but it just wouldn't connect. Then I pick up the hand set and there is this loud low tone buzzing. I then called my home phone from my cell phone and it
picked up but the buzzing was heard on both sides. I called at&t service and they said they sent someone out but he couldn't find anything wrong.
They want to charge me 40.00 down and 99.00 and hour just to walk in the house. I didn't do any thing different to my phone so I know it is not my fault. Can anyone maybe help me to figure this out. I already disconnected my home alarm, unplugged every filter cleaned out the jacks re-attached them. the buzzing is still there and the faxes will not go thru.
This phenomenon is the phone lines and phone instrument rectifying the RF signal from your cell phone as it communicates periodically with the cell sites. The energy is rectified (turned into voltage) by the phone lines and appears as a buzzing pulsing noice in the home phone. This will trash a fax compeltely. There is NO solution except to thrn of the cell phone or orient it away from phones and phone lines sufficiently to stop the interaction. You could put hte phone in a RF proof bag (metalized film) which would then prevent it from receiving an incoming cell call. Either way, you lose some usability of either home or cell phone for the duration of the issue.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
Don't know if this helps - BUT - the phone company finally admitted that their "tech" hadn't checked the alarm interface well enough - and the problem was with the charge on the alarm system
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Did anyone ever get an answer for this, I am having the issues, just popped up in the last week.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Check Grounding Connection. Also check Security Alarm interface
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Two things to look at:
First, check the base station isn't too close to some interfering item of electronic equipment - try moving it to see if the problem diminishes.
Second, unplug the cordless phone and put a traditional corded phone in instead (if you don't have one lying around, it would be a wise investment to get one, otherwise you'll be without a phone service if your power goes out). If the buzz is still there, the problem lies with your line rather than with the phone (and that's the TelCo's problem, not yours).
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
What you need is a dsl filter since you are working off a splitter. You can usually get these for free from your phone company.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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