that is interesting to know, thank you for that. I will pickup a phone next time I'm out. Unintended pun.
Thank you both for your assistance, I'll update if the line goes down again.
Dredging up an old thread here as the line is slow and we had the disconnects again yesterday.
I bought a cheap wired phone as suggested to test the line. I phone 17070 and did the quiet line test - I could hear a quiet hissing noise, maybe 1/4th the the volume of the voice. I don't know how quiet it's meant to be, is it meant to be dead silent or?
quiet line test from test socket with corded phone should be silent - no noise as you can hear hiss report phone fault to 151
think it's also worth mentioning my max upstream and max downstream rate is in constant flux - it's usually 12-13k downstream and 888 upstream: