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Default Home Phone Wiring Repair

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:56:53 PM UTC-4, notbob wrote:
On 2016-04-28, Wade Garrett wrote:

Check for dial tone and service in the service connection box on the
outside of your house.

Also called an NID (network interface device) or a PA (point-of-access).

Unscrew/open the outer user-accessible door and plug in a known good
plain phone (no batteries or separate power connection required).

"user-accessible" side requires a flat-blade screwdriver to open. The carrier's side
(yer ISP) requires a security TORX driver.

No signal there? It's the carrier's problem. Got a signal? it's your

Gee, I've been saying the same thing, all morning.


I guess you missed the part where the OP said it's an older home and
there is no NID.