We thought the trouble WAS the phone so my dad went out and bought a new cordless phone. (It is a good phone, can't remember the name...) Still we have the problem of static on the line (his line!) and for no apparent reason, the phone will just disconnect. My dad does not have a computer. He does have an alarm system (ADT) which he has had for years. Why is this happening all of a sudden? The phone company has been out twice and have done nothing to fix this problem. They are saying it is the fault of ADT- something isn't quite right with it...The phone company has checked the outside lines and supposedly the inside lines. Any ideas?????
Turns out the old ADT alarm system, which had shown "fault" for over a year on the wall box might have seized the line . My husband replaced the battery in the motion detector (which was the particular fault that was showing) and so far things seem to be ok. If this doesn't work, my husband is going to rewire the phone in my Dad's house. I was impressed with the quickness of a response to my question by kaylynnie. She did a great job even though the jury is still out on if this actually completely did the trick. Thanks!
The main thing you stated that makes me feel the issue is with a line. Maybe not ADT. Security systems sit idle until needed. However, if it is an older system and has a failure, it could seize the line and disconnect. But with the static issue, it does sound like an inside wiring issue. There may be a short in the connection to the alarm system. I would call an independent wiring person. They are cheaper and can test from end to end. When two companies like this are involved sometimes finger pointing slows getting a resolution. So this takes care of that. Also, if there is a short they will usually reconnect it so you know you have a good connection. If this helped, please rate my response. And feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
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Cordless phones are notorious for taking a hit from lightning storms. Your main base is more than likely the trouble. This leaves the remainer of the phone system ophans, unless you can find the same model of base system to replace it. The only testing you can do is unplug the every other phone in the home, and only leave the main base plugged in lto see if the line clears...it just may be one of the other, with a little luck. You may also want to try just plugging in a single corded phone to verify that line coming into home is good also.
i have a uniden 5.8 ghz cordeless and thought it was a piece of junk as well. I had static or lapse of audio near the router, the kitchen sink, the microwave (even when off) and in the doorway. I switched the frequency on the router and changed the channels on the phones all with no luck. Short of steering clear of my entire downstairs nothing worked.
Just about ready to buy a new phone and hit up google. Saw a posting that said to keep the base away from even the tv. . .hmmm this is exactly where mine was located. So I swapped the digital answering machine base and moved it downstairs and put the additional base near my flat screen. Guess what? Problem SOLVED! I still cannot believe it.
First try plugging the unit in and out a couple of times. If that doesn't fix the problem then check the battery packs on the phone units. BTW I meant to plug and unplug power to the base unit. If these solutions don't work then most probable cause is an audio component failure due to the voltage surge on power up. This is normally when most electronics will fail. Hope this helps.
I had the same problem when I answered my cordless phone static charge went thru me and into my phone and I had now display, so i changed the batteries in the handset and it worked. So I hope this works for you.