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My phone lines drops calls intermittently. As soon as the call's
gone, I redial and it works fine...but occassionally it may drop
again. Typically, it clicks, and the line is dead....two dropped
calls this morning.

The phone company has been out and "no problem." I have DSL, cordless
phones (VTECH) , and and answering machine (AT&T)

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Andre writes:

My phone lines drops calls intermittently. As soon as the call's
gone, I redial and it works fine...but occassionally it may drop
again. Typically, it clicks, and the line is dead....two dropped
calls this morning.

The phone company has been out and "no problem." I have DSL, cordless
phones (VTECH) , and and answering machine (AT&T)


Simplest explanation would be a bad connection in the phone or line.

How often does this happen? How long would it be before you concluded
it had been fixed?

Try a different phone. Disconnect the answering machine and DSL and
see if that makes any difference. Etc.

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On 02 Feb 2008 12:21:27 -0500, Sam Goldwasser wrote:
Andre writes:

My phone lines drops calls intermittently. As soon as the call's
gone, I redial and it works fine...but occassionally it may drop
again. Typically, it clicks, and the line is dead....two dropped
calls this morning.

The phone company has been out and "no problem." I have DSL, cordless
phones (VTECH) , and and answering machine (AT&T)


Simplest explanation would be a bad connection in the phone or line.


Nah, it's a sure sign that The Dept. Of Homeland Hysteria is being
equipped by the lowest bidder.
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On Feb 2, 12:21*pm, Sam Goldwasser wrote:
Andre writes:
My phone lines drops calls intermittently. *As soon as the call's
gone, I redial and it works fine...but occassionally it may drop
again. *Typically, it clicks, and the line is dead....two dropped
calls this morning.


The phone company has been out and "no problem." *I have DSL, cordless
phones (VTECH) , and and answering machine (AT&T)


Simplest explanation would be a bad connection in the phone or line.

How often does this happen? *How long would it be before you concluded
it had been fixed?

Try a different phone. *Disconnect the answering machine and DSL and
see if that makes any difference. *Etc.

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It is intermittent. But it occurred 3 times today. I disconnected
the cordless phones, but it happened on the wired phone. So, the
phone company has installed a new "card" at the switch station? Will
see how this goes.

Thanks for your reply. Will try this a few days...has been very
frustrating.
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Andre writes:

On Feb 2, 12:21*pm, Sam Goldwasser wrote:
Andre writes:
My phone lines drops calls intermittently. *As soon as the call's
gone, I redial and it works fine...but occassionally it may drop
again. *Typically, it clicks, and the line is dead....two dropped
calls this morning.


The phone company has been out and "no problem." *I have DSL, cordless
phones (VTECH) , and and answering machine (AT&T)


Simplest explanation would be a bad connection in the phone or line.

How often does this happen? *How long would it be before you concluded
it had been fixed?

Try a different phone. *Disconnect the answering machine and DSL and
see if that makes any difference. *Etc.

--- sam | Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ:http://www.repairfaq.org/


It is intermittent. But it occurred 3 times today. I disconnected
the cordless phones, but it happened on the wired phone. So, the
phone company has installed a new "card" at the switch station? Will
see how this goes.


Thanks for your reply. Will try this a few days...has been very
frustrating.


Of course, if the DSL isn't dropping out as well, it isn't like the
phone company wiring outside the house.

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