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Standard User Malwaremike
(committed) Fri 14-Oct-16 17:06:58
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Corded phone incoming calls don't ring


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Can anyone explain why a corded phone will not ring for incoming calls? We have two sites with BT lines, each line having two pairs but only one pair connected to the master socket. Cordless phones/answering machines and ADSL BB work perfectly on both sites. However, there are a couple of power failures each year so the subscribers keep a corded phone to plug into the master for emergency use. The corded phones work fine but do not ring out for an incoming call.

Maybe it's something to do with the ring wire often mentioned on this site? Being rural areas, the mobile signal is not very good so the landline is important.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 14-Oct-16 17:43:16
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Can anyone explain why a corded phone will not ring for incoming calls? We have two sites with BT lines, each line having two pairs but only one pair connected to the master socket. Cordless phones/answering machines and ADSL BB work perfectly on both sites. However, there are a couple of power failures each year so the subscribers keep a corded phone to plug into the master for emergency use. The corded phones work fine but do not ring out for an incoming call.

Maybe it's something to do with the ring wire often mentioned on this site?
Being rural areas, the mobile signal is not very good so the landline is important.


Almost certainly. I have said before that there are still a large number of phones available that require a separate ring wire, there are others who just dismiss that idea.

One way round it is to get a dangly filter and use that with the phone - some work and some do not. Or just reconnect the ring wire.


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Edited by MHC (Fri 14-Oct-16 17:44:08)

Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Oct-16 18:09:06
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Re: Corded phone incoming calls don't ring


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It IS possible that this is due to a fault, duff exchange equipment, possible, but unlikely.

As MHC suggests, it is more like likely that you have disconnected the ringing circuit by just using 5 and 2 to the extension.

You have checked that someone hasn't just switched of the ringer function on the handsets haven't you ? Look on the base normally.


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Standard User Malwaremike
(committed) Sun 16-Oct-16 15:09:24
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Re: Corded phone incoming calls don't ring


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Problem solved. Acting on your posts I found the corded phones in both homes will ring for incoming calls ONLY when plugged into the master socket which I think is NTE5. They won't ring when plugged into the extension socket, but as the corded units are only for emergencies this is acceptable. Many thanks for your advice.
Standard User eckiedoo
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 16-Oct-16 18:39:59
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Are your corded phones "ancient" compared with the other devices that ring on the extension?

Must try the corded phone that I retain for similar purposes.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Oct-16 18:54:18
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He had dissed off the bell wire between the master and the extension, as folk often do, and in doing so remorovddvthe source of the ring current to the extension.

Standard User Eeeps
(newbie) Sun 16-Oct-16 19:49:54
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He had dissed off the bell wire between the master and the extension, as folk often do, and in doing so remorovddvthe source of the ring current to the extension.


Not so. The ring voltage is presented across the A and B wires and is therefore present at all extensions.

OP. For devices that expect a ring voltage between the ring wire and the A leg the following faults could be present...

1. Short between the A leg and the ring wire.
2. Disconnected Ring wire.
3. Swapped A and B legs to the extensions.

The only reason the ring wire exists on UK circuits is to prevent bell tinkle.
Modern devices do this by suitable filtering of the ring signal present across the A and B pair such that ring detectors don't respond to inductive EMF.

One fix is to just supply A & B to all extension sockets and fit masters at each.

Edited by Eeeps (Sun 16-Oct-16 19:54:05)

Standard User IanBB
(committed) Sun 16-Oct-16 20:08:56
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Anybody for popcorn?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Oct-16 21:28:27
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One fix is to just supply A & B to all extension sockets and fit masters at each.

Oh dear .................

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 16-Oct-16 21:48:30
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One fix is to just supply A & B to all extension sockets and fit masters at each.
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