Clicking on Dialtone

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   I HAVE INTERMINABLE CLICKING ON MY ROLLOVER LOCAL-ONLY LAND LINE WHICH WILL
NOT ALLOW ME TO DIAL UP UNLESS THE CLICKING STOPS. I switched to this service
plan in February, and this was going on all of March. ut back then, after not
more than ten clicks, I was able to dial out. Then from April until
September, it went away. In October it cam back with a vengeance, but I would
wait, keep hitting FLASH, until the hundred or so clicks stopped. In
November, they would not even stop. On two occassions it seemed the clicking
had disappeared, but it had really just dropped in volume.

   If anyone knows if I can enter a code (analogous to *70) which temporarily
turns off fixed line forwarding for the length of the call, I'm willing to
try it.

   In February 2008 I was terminally annoyed and decided I was only going to
get minimal service on my land line. Everyt hing I tried to do ended up
having surcharges, as if I couldn't feel the pain. So I got local-only
calling, untimed calls but per-call charge and one fancy feature, rollover,
or fixed-line forwarding, after five rings, to my cellular (since my folks
died and I am rarely home). My biggest use for my land line is dialing my
unix shell account.

In 2005 I signed up for a year of DSL, which never worked. Initially they
kept complaining one or another thing was missing from my computer, and that
took two months. Then finally the software worked but the connection didn't.
I calle dit in and they insisted it had to be on my end (I have no internal
maintenance contract - three of four members of my household are engineers,
the two EEs with seventy years experience between them). But then I get an
apologetic call that it was on their end and everything should work. I didn't
get to try it because I had crossover with my neighbor the rainy night of
Thanksgiving 2005 and some old lady got on and blamed DSL and turned it off.
The crossover (hearing each others calls) was caused by the rain, and so I
learned the best thing is never to call customer service.





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