DSL and telephones....help please.

ar_dramaqueenMarch 24, 2009

I recently got DSL for my home. I have several wireless telephones in my house (not cell phones, wireless phones). This is a set of Uniden DCX640 Expandable Hand Sets.

The main base has an answering machine on it, and thoug the main base still works as far as a phone, the answering machine no longer kicks in and picks up the call.

Also, some of the hand sets have no dial tone.

I have plugged the phones into the DSL filters given to my by the DSL company, but it seems that only a few of my phones still work. Once I plugged in the DSL, the others have no dial tone and the answering machine will not pick up.

What could be the issue?

Any ideas?

Thank you for any help,


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How many of the phones and devices are connected to the line? All of them? You may have too many devices on the circuit. Every device pulls a bit of current from the line. If too much current is being pulled, too many devices, some of them may not get enough current to work, won't ring or get a dial tone. If it all worked before DSL, could be the DSL filters themselves are pulling enough current to make the difference between the phones working and not.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 8:18PM
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I have a 4 phone system. We first had a system with 2 phones on it. Then we bought a system with an answering machine so we now have the answering machine base telephone plugged into the wall, and the other 3 phones work off of it wirelessly.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 8:29PM
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Had the same problem then Verizon came out and removed all the individual filters and put in one main filter in the service box outside. Haven't had a problem since and the DSL works much faster.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 10:16PM
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