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Why is'nt my phone getting a dial tone? It is a cordless and located near a wall jack in the kitchen?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • My cordless phones don't get a dial tone when the power is out, so I suspect the breaker is off on that outlet. Try another outlet where you are sure the power is on.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:20 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Is it plugged in? Is it in an outlet connected to a switch? Did one of your breakers flip?

    Answer by motherofanaries at 10:03 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • This is as bad as AM I PREGNANT? How the heck would we know?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Did you get water in the wall jack?
    Did someone spill something into the phone itself?
    Did you pay your bill?
    Are all of the wires connected correctly?
    Is it your phone or the outlet? Try switching it to a different outlet and see if it works then.
    Do you have another landline in the house? Make sure that your phone lines aren't down because of electrical work or something.
    Is it time to just throw the pos away and buy a new one?
    lol I don't know I'm outta ideas.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Does it have a display screen? If so and it is blank, it could be the battery. Needs charging or it died and has to be replaced.

    Answer by Mamasita98 at 10:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Maybe the batteries has died. Even rechargeable batteries in cordless phones have to be replaced after a while. If the battery is weak, it will not charge up anymore.

    Answer by hopelessnance at 10:23 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • did you pay your bill?!?!

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 10:37 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • If you have digital service like with your cable company and there is no power you will have no phone service.

    Answer by jkt747 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • I switchd to a diff. jack yes and this one works alright the other jack does'nt maybe because it is in a covered kitchen island. Thank you all for your great ideas!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

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