On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:30:59 PM UTC-4, Mark Lloyd wrote:
home number from my cell I hear ringing, but the phones in the house don't
o replace all the DSL filters one by one. But could they all 5 go dead at o
nce? Could a surge go through the
ring machine untouched? I don't think so.
line is in the basement and terminates on a lighting block arrestor. Two m
aroon solenoids on the sides with
ncoming wire posts and connected a phone. No dial tone.
I just ran the test by connecting the incoming wires ONLY to the 4 prong ja
ck, red and green wires, then plugged in the rj11 jack and the phone by rj1
1 cord. No dial tone, no lights, D.E.A.D. So it's not my problem. It could
be strike related, I might wait until the strike is over and see what happe
ns. My diagnostic work is done. Thanks and kudos to all. THIS is tech suppo
On 4/28/16 8:47 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Check for dial tone and service in the service connection box on the
outside of your house.
Unscrew/open the outer user-accessible door and plug in a known good
plain phone (no batteries or separate power connection required).
No signal there? It's the carrier's problem. Got a signal? it's your
With all this “gun control” talk, I haven’t heard one politician say how
they plan to take guns away from criminals and terrorists— just from law
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:09:13 PM UTC-4, notbob wrote:
I guess you missed the part where in his very first post it was clear
to everyone but you that the OP was essentially there. He said he
was testing at the wire where it enters the building. And they don't
put a big flag, a sign, or any other marking on the wiring going into
his old house that says "DEMARCATION HERE".
He's at the point where it enters the building. He has no dial tone.
Time to call the phone company, that's what he's paying for.
The OP is long gone. He has figured out it is not his problem. The DSL
works and there is no dial tone at that spot. That means the wiring is
working. If it was shorted, it would ring busy and if it was open, the
DSL would not work.
He is where Verison is on strike so I suspect those good old boy,
union workers, sabotaged the CO on their way out.
Management or the scabs should be able to fix the problem tho.
These days it might just be a keyboard trick.
POTS is a pretty robust technology. A partial short will put a hum on
the line or take it off hook, depending on how "short" it is.
If it is off hook, it will show busy when you call. He said it has a
And generally NOT on the outside of the house adoung here. Usually in
(a) the basement
(B) the garage,
(c) the "service closet" where the electrical service etc enters the
This MAY vary by location - being outside on the service post in
trailer parks etc.
well verizon should install a NID for free.......
EXCEPT if your in a FIOS served area..
My great aunts phone quit working so I went over to take a look.
phone line dead.
main drop cable cracked we had a lot of rain.
the phone tech showed up and said he would install FIOS.
my aunt had no interest in fios anything.
So i told the tech no problem she doesnt want FIOS. since I had a 3 month misery trying to get mine working. I KID YOU NOT IT WAS FINALLY TRACED TO A BAD ROUTER IN THE CO.
I said please just replace the copper drop. he reported he isnt allowed to do that.......
he got on the phone and argued with his boss who said FIOS only.
I got on the phone with the techs boss, I said please give me your name or ID number, teresa is going to straightalk today but we will send the president of verizon your name and id. so management knows why you lost another customer.....
the replacement copper line was replaced, and her phone is still working fine, years later.
verizon road techs are awesome, their phone support sucks.
i had so much fios hassles i demanded they remove my unused copper drop and all the fios garbage. they refused so i threatened to put a large banner in my yard VERIZON FIOS SUCKS.
They removed everything
So you have one problem with FiOS and then condemn it? In my opinion, you're an idiot!
FiOS service is absolutely awesome. Literally millions of people would trade their crappy slow copper line for FiOS.
Oddly, AT&T is suddenly going gangbusters on FTTH while Verizon was not
wanting to expand FIOS to new areas. Now apparently Verizon has had a
change of heart, probably due to Google and AT&T doing FTTH.
I talked to my company, Century Link and they have no immediate plans
to put FiOS in my area. They tuned up the copper and put more DSL hubs
in so we are getting 10 meg and they sell it as TV and Internet along
with POTS. I think they can double up on the copper and get it up to
ATT just finished "upgrading" (haha) our area to 6Mb/1Mb U-Verse. The fact that they bought Directv says they know their own network capacity sucks and can't handle TV/video.
Thankfully I live in Comcast country and can get their 120Mb/20Mb service.
In my neighborhood, AT&T offers 1Gb/s service for $70 per month, if you
agree to let them spy on you. That includes the modem and no charge for
Comcast just ran fiber to the pole in my neighborhood, but the drop from
the fiber hub to the house is still coax. They say that they will be
offering 1Gb/s service as well. For now, they have reduced their
offerings to either 25Mb/s (1 channel) or 100Mb/s (four channels), but
it's really about 30Mb/s or 120Mb/s. I had two-channel 50Mb/s which was
really about 59Mb/s.
I can't see paying for 1Gb/s service since there's really no upside.
Even 50Mb/s is more than most any house needs unless you're watching
multiple 4K video streams.
I saw one ad (for 1Gb/s internet) that said you could download a movie
in less than a minute. Maybe some people are in that much of a hurry to
watch a movie.
Lat year, I got a cable internet upgrade from 15Mb/s to 50Mb/s,
requiring a new modem (considering that a TV channel is limited to
somewhere around 36Kb/s, and I needed DOCSIS3, which can use more than
one channel). They have higher speeds, but 50Mb/s still seems fast.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:01:47 PM UTC-4, Buster wrote:
well lets see. you have a noisey phone line for many months. When I called verizon their reps ALL said its your interior wiring. Even after 3 techs visited and reported reproduced problem with home totally disconnected.
after just 3 months my FIOS install had a battery failure, new batterys about 50 bucks and fight with verizon that there bshould be a warranty on the battery. After all te install was just a few months old.
I still had my business line on copper. a outgoing call package cost 35 bucks a months. so i called to cancel the outgoing call package since i was making all calls with my cell phone
THEY CANCELLED MY BUSINESS LINE TWICE! My sole income:(
the first time they fixed in in just a hour/////
The second time it took 4 days to get it fixed again:(
the phone techs you call werre abusive and not helpful. Go thru all those automated attendants to finally get thru but get this message:(
all reps are busy now please try your call again goodbye. system hangs up on customer
verixon deserves no customers
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