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skdadl

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Static phone line
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:31:42 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of this before?

A phone line that begins dialling 911 all the time? Do I stop it if I just disconnect the phone? There's more to this story, but I'm wondering whether anyone understands the phenom.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 05:45:19 PM »
Odd, it's not like it's just a stuck button.

Try disconnecting the phone, if it stops, it was the phone.  If not something is happening at the exchange.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 05:49:07 PM »
Does the phone have one of those panels of directory buttons, or is it just a simple phone?

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 05:51:11 PM »
Thing is, I wouldn't know if it had stopped.

I have disconnected the phone, and don't really care about it. That's a second phone line, and I haven't used it forever. If just not using it for a bit longer is all it takes, then that's all I want to do for now.

What I really don't want again is the police at the door. I'm still recovering.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 05:53:23 PM »
Quote from: Mandos
Does the phone have one of those panels of directory buttons, or is it just a simple phone?

Well, that's the thing. The phone I still had connected there was our old dial phone. That could be a problem. And then there is the jack set-up, which was put in place by my predecessor, a DIY enthusiast who did a lot of eccentric things around here, and his jack set-up in the kitchen is original, to say the least.

Two earlier touch-tones on that jack were killed by Tildie the Neurotic.

Och, if I have to get Bell in, I will, but I'm not ready for that just now.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 06:19:49 PM »
:shock: Bell Canada is not anyone's Ma Bell these days.  If you call them in and the problem is inside your house with jacks or whatever, even if installed by previous owner, they charge for fixing the problem.

In my office I have a splitter at the jack that feeds the two lines that I use for internet access and for the phone.  One day last summer, after months of weird clacking noises and buzzing on the phone line, it just went dead.  Couldn't phone out, couldn't retrieve messages.  Meanwhile my internet access continued uninterrupted.  It took awhile but I got a service person to come by and fortunately the problem was located at the pole installation.  No charge.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 06:24:17 PM »
Ah, DIY phone relay repair.  The memories.  ;)

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 06:26:31 PM »
Plz, someone, just tell me that the cops are not coming back. Plz plz plz.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 11:23:41 AM »
The cops are not coming back!   ;)
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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 10:31:52 AM »
The dark flipside of this could be that if you ever do actually feel the need to call 911 - health, danger, fire - they might not come then either, with a now documented history of false alarms.  I know from experience that I rarely want the cops around, but on those rare occasions you want them around as soon as possible.  Ditto ambulances.
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Re: Static phone line/phone lines in general
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 05:02:39 PM »
I got my usual post from AlterNet today .... and thought it had given up as an independent, as in not supported by advertising revenue,  news source. When I opened the page, titled:
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Five Earth Day Questions For Your Phone Company

It appeared to be a full page ad for a company called CREDO.

I suppose it is, but check out the link .... they post this graph:
    
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AT&T     Verizon     CREDO Mobile
Greenpeace donations?          $0.    $0.    Nearly $1 million.

Tree-planting donations?
         No.    No.    Yes - $700,000 donated to date.

Stopping new coal plants?          No.    No.    Yes - successfully helped stop the       construction of more than 50 coal-fired power plants throughout the U.S.

Opposing Arctic Refuge drilling?
   No.    No.    Yes - CREDO's parent company Working Assets has opposed ANWR drilling for more than two decades.

Supporting CO2 emissions cuts?
   No.    No.    Yes - we called on President Obama to support tougher emissions standards.

Not tea bag, I say.   :whis:
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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 07:40:03 AM »
Working Assets are the good guys. They're pro-choice and published Glen Greenwald's "How Would a Patriot Act?" . Their customers vote on how their contributions are spent.

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Re: Static phone line
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 08:41:24 AM »
Quote from: Alison@Creekside
Working Assets are the good guys. They're pro-choice and published Glen Greenwald's "How Would a Patriot Act?" . Their customers vote on how their contributions are spent.

That is the first I have heard of those dudes ... do they have a division in Canada?
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