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    New Lounger
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    May 2003
    Lexington, North Carolina, USA
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    Dial up is stuck up

    I have a problem. For the past few days, when I am
    dialing up to get on line, I hear lots of interference
    on the line. I have checked my phone lines, they are
    fine. It sometimes keeps me from getting on line,
    or knocks me off when I do get on. Got any
    Thank you, Tuffy

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    Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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    Re: Dial up is stuck up

    With the weather conditions that have been present in your part of the country lately, I'm not a bit surprised that there is noise on your phone lines - it also depends a lot upon how far and through which route your call goes to reach your ISP - I've experienced really lousy connections then dis-connected and immediately re-connected and had a perfectly good connection - go figure. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> All-in-all there is not a whole lot you can do, unless it gets so bad that you cannot talk - then maybe, just maybe, the phone company will do something about it. <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>
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    Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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    Re: Dial up is stuck up

    When you say you have checked your phone line, just what did you do to check it? Also, you said, you get interference when dialing up to get on line. What about after you connect? I assume you are not talking about the exchange of modem tones while connecting.

    The easiest way to check for a noisy line is to use your regular telephone, dial just one digit to get rid of the dial tone and carefully listen for any crackling noise, hum, or other conversations in the background. If you DO hear any of these things, your next call should be to Telephone Repair Service. Tell them you have a noisy line and DO NOT LET THEM TALK YOU OUT OF IT ! If they say they tested it and it's now OK, repeat the test and report again and again until you now longer hear ANY noise. Your monthly bill for telephone "service" includes the supply of a Quiet line. Don't let them tell you otherwise.

    Of course, as the prior post mentioned, if you are in the area of hurricane Isabel, you may have to wait a while for good response, but don't give up. <img src=/S/argue.gif border=0 alt=argue width=50 height=25>


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