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Master Geek


Topic # 79000 11-Mar-2011 10:23 Send private message

I've had a VOIP phone with my ISP for about a year and up until just before Christmas it was going fine.  Then it started cutting out on phone calls.  People could hear me, but I couldn't hear them.  The ISP has made numerous changes at their end which work for a few days then I'm back to square one.  Yesterday was the worst and now I have to think about dropping the phone for a mobile.

Before I do, does anyone have any ideas?  I've had one visit from the ISP who just seemed to take the battery out of the phone and put it back in again.  Not a lot of help.

Oh and I'm not a geek, so make it easy to understand please?  Wink

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 447557 11-Mar-2011 14:40 Send private message

It's either going to be your connection, your equipment or the service.

If the voice is breaking up then it points to your connection/bandwidth or the service. If the voice just cuts out completely then it's possible that it's your equipment. Really there are a lot of variables so it's hard to just guess.

To test whether it's the service you could sign up with a different service and see if that works. Perhaps 2Talk as they have a free account that you could use for testing.

To test the equipment you will need a different router and/or phone so it's easier to start with the service. You could take your phone to another Internet connection too which may help to narrow things down.






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Master Geek


  Reply # 447584 11-Mar-2011 15:23 Send private message

I have two phones here, one old telecom phone and the newer one. Both have the same problems with the line.

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  Reply # 447585 11-Mar-2011 15:25 Send private message

Sounds like you're using an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA). If so the two analog phones you have will have nothing to do with it.






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Master Geek


Reply # 447765 12-Mar-2011 10:59 Send private message

Had some good news.  My ISP is making adjustments at their end and as of this morning, my phone service was very clear!  Thanks for the help.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 451858 25-Mar-2011 19:14 Send private message

What changes did they make, if you are able to share ...

Thanks!



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Master Geek


  Reply # 451859 25-Mar-2011 19:28 Send private message

They were working on it most of the weekend, but apart from "numerous adjustments", I don't have details.

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  Reply # 451864 25-Mar-2011 19:38 Send private message

Ah, thanks.

Just the usual then ("we screwed with a whole bunch of stuff that was wrong but don't know which meddle did something").

:O)

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