posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by jennybee35
It flashed at 11:08 p.m. for 8 counts and the line was open! I could not hear a click on the line when the light flashed, but I could detect
the 'open' line, a kind of electronic hum, know what I mean? But I expected that if it were the phone company 'opening' the line for routine
I have read the thread an it seems everyone has been giving you good input to try and sort this out. What is really weird is how it does this at the
same time. What else is weird its only for 8 seconds or so... and you say multiple times a day. Always at the same times, just wondering?
The base units do receive a signal from the handsets to open a dial tone. Thats why your phones flash, line in use. Since its only for 8 seconds
nobody is hacking your phone to save money while dialing overseas or something. Since it happens at the same time everyday it must be related to
interference in the cable trunking either on the phone lines on your property or out at the telephone poles (if you have them, you said you live
This sounds best handled by what another member said, call the company and have them come out. Their techs can run tests on your phone line and see if
it is being affected by other lines or power lines, shorts, moisture or whatever.
If you have internet on your phone line you might have little filters you plug in the wall and one of those could be causing interference (why at
11:08 is beyond me). If you have a spare, switch out one at a time on your phones. If you have a fax/printer it can also cause problems. Unplug it and
No dial tone when you listened, huh? Depending how far you want to go with this, you can eliminate the problem with your Vtech equipment by turning
off one hand set in turn each time 11:08 comes up. See if the problem goes away with one of the headset and bases unplugged. Remove the phone
battery, too. Sometimes old worn down batteries can be interfering. Even though they are rechargeable, they get old and can produce weird little
If you have all but one phone unplugged and it still flashes in use, pick it up and this time, say, "Hello?" Maybe a long lost relative or friend
that died is trying to talk to you from beyond (insert Twilight Zone theme).
Why 11:08? Thats freakydeaky. Call the phone company, they should debug your stuff for free. They won't fix your phones but can tell if one of them
is creating the problem They can also guarantee your lines continuity. Make sure you tell them about the times it happens.