Noise on the line
If you hear noises such as static, clicking or radio interference on your phone line, try the following:
- Unplug all your phones and devices from every phone jack on your line (phones, answering machines, fax machines, modems, splitters, etc.).
- Wait at least 60 seconds, then plug in a basic corded phone.
- Listen for noise on your phone line. If the line sounds clear, plug in another device and then listen again. If the line remains clear, continue plugging in the rest of your devices, checking for noise after each one.
- If the noise returns after plugging in a device, unplug it. It may be causing the problem and you should have it checked.
Note: If you have a phone system, first contact your provider to eliminate the possibility that your phone system is the cause of the problem.
Last updated: July 26, 2019