Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Yesterday, my landline went out. Somebody tried to call, got a busy signal, sent me an email.
Sure enough, no dial tone.
I went out to the box, plugged a phone in there, no dial tone. Which means the problem is not in the house circuits, but in the line somewhere short of the house.
I got online, logged into the phone company's website, filled out the info. After a moment, they auto-tested the line, and the response was, essentially, Your phone isn't working.
Gotta love it. In theory, they are going to send me an email or call my cell when they can get a tech out to see what's what.
We have toyed with the idea of losing the landlines and going to cells, or hooking it in to the TV cable, but haven't made a decision on that yet. Our current cell phone contracts expire this month, and we might go to smart phones this time. Or not ...