If there is no dial tone on your phone line and you hear either static or nothing at all, 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 a dial tone. If you hear a dial tone, plug in another device and then listen again. If you still hear a dial tone, continue plugging in the rest of your devices, checking for dial tone after each one.
- If you don’t hear a dial tone after plugging in a device, unplug it. It may be causing the problem and you should have it checked.