Fun with phones

We currently have a phone and a dsl modem in our flat, but we only have one working phone jack in our flat. At least that’s what I was able to deduce from the French telecom worker that showed up to install the line on Anderson time; 25 minutes early at 7:35am. It took him about 30 minutes to tone out the line to the street and I really wanted to offer to help since it seemed that his tonner was your basic fluke and he was really having problems using it. I’ll need to learn some new vocabulary if he comes back.

What's wrong with RJ11?

What's wrong with RJ11?

I was informed that the only jack that worked was the jack in the middle of the room closest to the table we eat at and there really isn’t a close power outlet for the modem. So I currently have a telephone extension cord being held up with blue tape that is not designed to be used with a dsl modem and is causing interference with the phone which doesn’t ring but you can make calls on it. I’m also trying to learn what type of connection the French use so I can fix the socket in the bedroom.  But first I need to study for my test tomorrow and finish my homework.

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3 Responses to Fun with phones

  1. Pop-Pop says:

    Well – ingenuity at it’s best. I’m sure you’ll figure it out! In the meantime, know we are praying for you. How did DeAnna’s test go? Tell the boys we send our love.

  2. Jill says:

    Hmm, my father-in-law is an engineer, I can ask him 🙂

  3. David says:

    DeAnna’s test went good – I have mine in a few hours. I’m not really sure what the problem is in the bedroom but the guy from french telecom I think just needed to repunch the cable back on this weird looking connector that I can’t find a name for anywhere online except french phone jack?

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