I recently converted my phone service from AT&T landline to Xfinity VoIP, using the latest Xfinity modem/gateway. I have my telephone line connected to my modem through my house internal wiring. This works fine EXCEPT that when I receive an incoming call, the external phone rings are "clipped", that is, the first ring is normal, then subsequent rings are cutoff after a short chirp. All other aspects of the phone call are normal, including the ring sound heard by the caller.
If I connect my phones directly to the modem (not thru the house wiring) everything works fine. Therefore, technically this is not a Xfinity/Comcast problem, but something to do with my house wiring. But I am hoping to get some ideas from the community on what may be the problem? Thanks.
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Thanks for your reply. I disconnected the landline feed at my house entry portal early-on. So that's not the problem. What other problems may there be with my internal house wiring?
No, I have no DSL filters nor Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA). Do I need any of these? From all I have read, I should not. Again, the perplexing thing is that everything works fine when connected directly to the modem, i.e. my 2 phones connected via a splitter directly to the modem. But as soon as I connect my internal house wiring to the modem via a wire to the nearest house phone jack, the phone sharing the splitter with the wire to the house jack does not ring properly. I have concluded the problem lies with my internal house wiring vs. VoIP.
Hi hwherron, from what it sounds like it could be an inside wiring issue. If you would like I can help schedule a technician visit so he can check you lines. If interested please send me a private message with your full name to begin.
Are you sure you did not set up spam filtering or perhaps it was already set up. Xfinity has a free method to filter spam calls. They have a list of know spammers and the way it works is if the caller is a known spammer, the phone will ring once and then that is it. The call is forwarded to somewhere else or back to the spammer, I don't know which. If the phone rings more than once, it is a call that is not on their list of a known spammer. This does not mean that it is not a spam call but the probability of it being legit is high. I recently set this up and it seems to be working fairly well.
I sent you an email to ComcasatPhill at email@example.com to take you up on your offer to send a Comcast tech. If you haven't received it, please advise on how best to contact you. Thanks.
We do not have SPAM filtering. Our phones ring properly if connected directly to the modem without going thru house wiring. We do have NoMoRoBo.
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