Inbound calls: system answers with loud crackling noise, phones ring once. Sometimes the calls get sent directly to voicemail
Outbound calls: fast busy on off-hook, sometimes you can't break dialtone
Internet service: slows down significantly
The ONT has been replaced at least 5 or 6 times, the router 3 times, and the office equipment once. The problem still recurs even if all the phones in the house have been disconnected.
I believe the problems are consistent with a high data error rate. This would also explain why Internet is currently working while the phone is offline.Voice traffic is less tolerant of high data error rates, while Internet traffic can tolarate a few dropped packets.This high error rate could be caused by problems with the fibre drop: too small bending radus, contamination, etc.
We thought that there may be a problem with rain getting into some of the fibre splices but the last tech checked and found that all connections were dry.
There have been at least 10 different techs here and they've all come to the same conclusion: that there is a problem with the fibre drop to the house.
Any ideas (before we switch to Comcast)?