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Default Home Phone Wiring Repair

On 28 Apr 2016 22:56:47 GMT, 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.

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.

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.