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DixieChick
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September 9, 2009 6:10 pm  

Is anyone else having phone (landline) trouble after all the rain we had. Mine seems to keep going in and out.


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Trade
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September 9, 2009 6:26 pm  

Mine's OK but rain can affect bad lines.


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Bombi
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September 9, 2009 6:27 pm  

and that's reason # 12 why I gave up on ICC


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Ronnie
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September 9, 2009 7:28 pm  

It will be back when the laines dry out!


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September 9, 2009 9:22 pm  

Not this time, but often. As Ronnie says, wait for drier weather! 😉


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speee1dy
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September 9, 2009 10:39 pm  

hope its back soon *-)


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roadrunner
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September 10, 2009 10:57 am  

I haven't had any land line trouble (don't have one!), but I did notice that Sprint has been completely useless since the rain ended. I was able to use my phone anywhere in my condo when I first got here last week, and now it gets no service at all. Anyone else having the same problem?


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A Davis
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September 10, 2009 11:01 am  

you may call 912 repair service, and if they get enough calls from your area it will help them to troubleshoot. not much they can do with this old infrastructure but they do try.

in the meantime, my line pops, crackles and drops after it rains. they came into the area several months ago, and did major work after a series of crossed lines were reported, i was even able to speak with a person and get his number and call that in to 912 so they could know... staff does their best, but there's a lot of corrosion in the ground, behind the trees and on the poles. which is why i will not use them for my internet. if they cannot get my phone line to be reliable, dsl does not stand a chance. i use a slower but reliable internet connection...

i think they need a real infusion of cash and manpower to bring everything up to date so the staff can stop spinning its wheels, but that's just me.


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DixieChick
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September 10, 2009 1:37 pm  

great news the phone must of dried up. picked up phone today and got dial tone. phone co, will find out its working and break it.

to bad we have to have inferior equipment down here.


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speee1dy
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September 10, 2009 1:42 pm  

you are right on that, when i lived in mill harbor i was without a phone for two months and it wasnt after a hurricane. i think it was just bad wiring.


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Trade
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September 10, 2009 1:44 pm  

Let's hope whoever takes over Innovative puts some money into it for new equipment. I must say, the repairmen I've dealt with have been very nice & seem to do the best they can with what they have.


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September 10, 2009 5:53 pm  

Yes, the repairmen are really great! The ones I've met know what they're doing and do their best with the limited resources they get. Possibly the only *good* news about Innovative. *-)


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DixieChick
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September 10, 2009 6:53 pm  

yes the guys are good but shoddy equipment. and why is it after heavy rains we have phone outtage. that is unheard of in this day and age. might as well be using tin cans and string. but it did stay on after hurr. omar. and goes off after regular rain.


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divinggirl
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September 10, 2009 7:06 pm  

The tin can gets rusty after a rain...


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