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    Telephone line

    Hey guys. So here's a question for you. We just moved into a new townhome and got centurylink installed. There were no phone jacks, so we installed one ourselves. The problem is, and I've tried several different outlets, the line seems to be dead. I ran a line from the test jack in the centurylink box outside, and the internet works. So it seems the line is dead somewhere inside. Could we have a faulty phone jack? Or would this likely be something in the wiring?


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    Re: Telephone line

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    only explanation.



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    Re: Telephone line

    Someone cut your phone line and is planning to murder you this evening.



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    Re: Telephone line

    One thing I can think of is if you have an analog phone and the line you have is digital or vice versa. I see this happen a lot in commercial installs, but you shouldn't have that problem in your home.



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    Re: Telephone line

    So now they are building homes without phone jacks? That seems a bit premature. I know the numbers are decreasing, but the majority of the population still keeps a home phone. Last information I can find from April of last year only 26.6% of homes had no land line.


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    Re: Telephone line

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Someone cut your phone line and is planning to murder you this evening.
    Well this ruined my night. Thanks, pal.


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    Re: Telephone line

    Very disappointed this isn't another ELO thread:

    "Telephone Line" is a song by Electric Light Orchestra.
    The song is track two on their 1976 album A New World Record and was the final single to be released from the LP until September 2006 when Surrender was released from the expanded reissue. It became their "biggest single success in the US and was their first UK gold award for a single. With ELO's continuing success in America it seemed obvious to Lynne to use an American ring tone during the song."[1] Writer/guitarist, Lynne explained:
    To get the sound on the beginning, you know, the American telephone sound, we phoned from England to America to a number that we know nobody would be at, to just listen to it for a while. On the Moog we recreated the sound exactly by tuning the oscillators to the same notes as the ringing of the phone.
    The song charted in the Top Ten in both the UK and the US, peaking at number 8 in the UK and number 7 in the US. In 1977, the song would reach number 1 in New Zealand and Canada. The US version of the single was released in green vinyl—as was the norm, many ELO singles were issued in different colors—but it was the only single that was green. It became the band's first single to achieve Gold sales figures.


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    Re: Telephone line

    on another note, why would you want a phone line? Do you not have a cell phone?


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    Re: Telephone line

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    so we installed one ourselves.

    Found your problem!!



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    Re: Telephone line

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Well this ruined my night. Thanks, pal.
    So do you live with Spliteidentity or are you the one doing the murdering?



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    Re: Telephone line

    The only explanation I can come up with is that you're a silly dinosaur who, for some reason, purchased a land line.



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    Re: Telephone line

    Centurylink internet, sillies. 12 mb/s interwebs is 1/2 the price of Comcast, and I got DirecTV.

    So the modem pulls in the signal and connects online if hooked up to the test jack outside, but gets nothing after being connected to my self-installed phone jack. Is it possible that there are some wires that are not connected somewhere? If this was something i could do myself without having to wait for the landlord to come out, I would.


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    Re: Telephone line

    How did you wire it yourself? What did you do from the test jack outside to the outlet you are using? What kind of wire did you use? As in, did you use the same cord that you put phone jacks on or the wire they use to go from outside jack to your phone jack plate?



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    Re: Telephone line

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    So now they are building homes without phone jacks? That seems a bit premature. I know the numbers are decreasing, but the majority of the population still keeps a home phone. Last information I can find from April of last year only 26.6% of homes had no land line.
    Stereotyping to the MAX here, but most of the cheap new construction = younger people (mid to late 20's). And those people don't have landlines. Maybe



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    Re: Telephone line

    Only two of the four wires are needed for the phone. Be sure you have the correct two on the jack you installed. Don't ask me which is which, but you should be able to google it.



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