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Re: Phone Works But Extensions Don't Ring

Tony P. (
Tue, 7 Dec 2004 17:35:13 -0500

In article <>, says:

> My telephone and three extensions work fine for outgoing calls -- but
> ringing is very erratic. The phone farthest from the master socket
> only begins ringing about six rings after the first socket, or doesn't
> ring at all. In checking the wiring, I've noticed that our electrician
> installed 'master socket' plates for the three extensions as well as
> the true master socket. Could that be the explanation?

Corrosion is your problem. Somewhere along the line you've got a bad
connection and it takes a lot of pushes to get the electrons to jump
through that crap.

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