I've had no dial tone on my landline for ages (probably more than a year!) and thought I'd have another go at getting it fixed - last time I tried I got nowhere. I've been round the online help several times again, chatted to a bot, but once again nothing has helped. I would very much like to book an engineer but can't find a way to do that.
Is there a nice easy way to request a visit from an engineer to fix my landline?
Welcome to our community forums and thank you for your first post.
Sorry to hear that your landline has been down for so long and that you have not been able to resolve this with our team. I can understand the frustration caused and want to best help.
Just to confirm, have you checked the connections and the cabling at the back of the handset to see if well connected or if the cables are damaged? Also, have you tried an alternative handset to see if the issue persists? When you last contacted us, what was discussed?
I've checked the cabling on the phones, and tried different handsets. There doesn't seem to be anything awry with the cabling outside - TV and broadband are still working (I guess a landline cabling issue wouldn't affect them anyway, my landline is on a wall socket, not in the hub). I can call my landline from my mobile, and will hear a ringing tone in the calling device, but no sound or notification of any sort on the device attached to the landline.
Last year I think I gave up because I was told that it wasn't possible to resolve a landline issue online and when I called the number I was given I didn't manage to get through. I hadn't actually noticed the landline had gone down until my brother said that he'd been trying to call me!! It was the same today, the online chat said it couldn't do any more and I would need to call the 0345 number or ask on the forum.
As I've not tried the forum before, I thought I'd give it a go! Seems to be working so far 🙂
To clarify for others, once I'd realised the landline wasn't working I checked all the cables were connected properly, I checked that the phone was fully charged and operating, I checked that there wasn't any obvious damage to cables leading to the wall-mounted socket, and I tried different handsets. Nothing gave me a dial tone. I could ring the number from my mobile and I would hear a ringing tone on the mobile, but nothing from the phone connected to the wall-socket. I checked service status in my area and there were no problems reported.
Having done all that, I requested an engineer appointment through the forum. @Akua_A was very helpful - they checked a few details with me, ran some checks from their end, and booked an appointment for me. My engineer, Stephen, turned up this morning, enabled the phone connection on the hub, and ran a few tests using my existing phone handset. Everything's hunky dory. The wall socket is a bit redundant now but who cares!