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Phone continually says "Line in use" or "check phone line".

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Phone continually says "Line in use" or "check phone line". Cannot receive or make calls. How to correct ?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Phone Systems
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

What to do depends upon three factors I need to ask about:

1. what other phone and/or answering machine and/or fax -type devices are on the line with the phone in question?

2. what type of phone line service do you have? analong/POTS/landline, or digital/UVerse/MagicJack/etc. ?

3. and is there a DSL/ADSL modem on the line also?