Last night when I got home I went to make a phone call and found that their was no dial tone on my landline (cordless) the router was also flashing which would indicate it was trying to connect, this happened from around 6pm till 9pm, at 9pm the broadband starting working again and has been doing so since however their is still no dial tone on my phone. Here is what i have tried;
Line Test Using BT Fault System - This indicated a internal problem which i am unsure about.
I disconnected the phone took it directly to the master socket and the same issue was apparent.
I try to call the number from my mobile and it goes directly to 1571 answering service.
I dont really want a BTOR engineer to come out to the property if i am going to incur a £129 fee as that really is not something i can't afford right now.
Hope someone can help
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This is usually caused by a dry joint or a crack on one of the BT wires or sockets. The broadband runs at a very high frequency and can "jump" this air-gap where the phone current cannot.
If your master socket has a horizontal split, unscrew and remove the lower half and plug the filter and hub and one phone in the test socket behind the master front face. If it still does it in the test socket you will not be charged by BT to fix the problem. Leave the phone in the test socket ready for when (s)he arrives.
If the clean socket works fine, check the connection between front plate and backplate for verdigris or dirt.
Okay - Got home and i took the front off the master socket (looks like this - http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mark/blog/blog_files/misc/phone-socket.jpg) i plugged the phone into the test point with the same problem no dial tone, i tried another phone and this still didnt work.
I took the house phone and the spare phone over to the other point i have been using which also gave me no dial tone.
Broadband is working fine still but no phone service - i can't get through to BT as the wait time is stupid (30mins+) and that is not free off a mobile......
Deffo needs BT to fix the cable. You have done everything to prove it is their fault. Call them on your mobile at 8 am and report a voice (Phone) problem NOT a broadband problem. Don't even MENTION broadband. No point in calling lunch or evenings - snowed under.
P.S. if the removable part had wires connected to it which go to the extensions, the other phone points will not work with the plate removed as they will be isolated.
When you get this all sorted, remove the orange/white wires from terminal 3 of the removable plate to get maximum speed (see here http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/bellwirenutshell.html )
Yes i tested the other phones when the master plate was connected and then tested the master plate itself so i did them two things seperate.
If i get billed for this i am not going to be impressed
Yep definitly sounds like a spanner in the works here. The charge is only applied if the problem is within your house, beyond the master socket, but as long as you know its not the phone and its still dead in the test socket you should be ok.
If you want me to report a fault and get everything arranged for your just drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your BT account details and a link back to this thread and I'll be happy to sort it out.
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