|Posted: June 24, 2006, 5:21 pm - IP Logged|
i'm going to work on getting cable internet.however i won't be here at this residence much longer.my lease just ran out and i don't want to pay the phone company to come fix something on the phone or pay for them to hook my place up with high speed.when i get to wherever i am next the dial up is history.i've had enough......
ok once more if your having static on your phone then that same static is going to the modem since both are connected to the same telephone pole. (Modems need a clear signal to function at the best speed)
One it dosen't cost a cent for you to have them check the line tell them you do not wish to have a repair man come to your home he she will check the lines condition right from wherever he or she is sitting. they will ask you to stay off the line for a few minutes while they check the lines in your area. then he or she will call you back after they preform the test. They will then tell you whether it's on their end or think it might be on yours.
given the fact that you are hearing static on your end automatically tells me that somewhere in the line either in your home or from your home to the pole or from the pole to the next junction box or from that box to the next box or anywhere in your zip code. something is amiss. When you pick up the phone and get a dial tone it should be clear as no sounds other than the normal signal should be heard any other noise be it someones else talking hisses pops any weird sound other than the normal sound is a problem in the line.
Unplug all your phone lines in the house including your PC's . then just plug in the phone jack. pick up the handset if you still hear static then you have a bad connection. Somewhere. It doest necessarly have to be in your house it coud be a house across the street down the street next door whatever.
If this is the case a repairman should be checking the poles in your area. This is no cost to you because you don't not need them in your house unless your phone lines in the house are old and failing. Now since i'm not there i cant diagnose your problem from here but you should know the condition of your phone lines in the house. If you have pulled the phone from the wall or otherwise drove a nail or punctured the line with a staple whatever any of these things could create static.
the worse part is when two loose wires are just touching ever so slightly they can create static. Hence if a line has come loose in the area or down on the ground and got wet everybody in the neighborhood would be having static if they use phones connected to the pole in your block. Ask your nearest neighbor if they are having static. If they are then their is a problem on the telephone pole or wherever.
My fee for this information is free. Attitional info will cost you as i'm going to send you a bill. LOL