OK, so I disconnected all equipment and connected an old slimline push button phone to test. I get 1 "ting" of a ring then it quits. Not even a full ring. From a cell phone it says "dialing . . . . " for about 6 sec then quits, I hear nothing. From another landline I get one ring then static, then it hangs up.
What I don't understand is why are outgoing calls, dial tone and my DSL all fine? There are only 2 wires red/green. If a wire is broke, seems that nothing would be working ????
I tested it at the DEMARC (or NID) and it's OK, so I know it's in our wiring somewhere. Does the fact that ONLY incoming calls are affected tell you anything about where the problem may be?
Another forum, someone posted that I have a "ring ground". What does that mean?