Phone Line . . . Bad
So many clicks, pops, and so much static it sounds like an AM radio. Upload a picture? Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm lucky to be able to download email right now. I am getting connection speeds (when I CAN get a connection) of 30 Kbps. And lower.
Husband swears the phone cable access box was not leaning at an angle like that before the roadside was mowed, but is gone for a National Guard drill this weekend, leaving me with the fun task of calling the phone company and enduring their "If it turns out to be a problem inside the house we charge you $100 just to show up and shake our finger of shame at you" speech.
The first time I had to call, the roadside mowing guy had hit it with his cutter bar and broken a couple of teeth (out of the cutter bar). Up to the phone cable box, mowed grass: after the cable box, mowed grass with an unmowed strip. Result: no dial tone.
The second time, just this summer, someone had left the road in their pickup truck and hit a neighbor's cable box hard enough to rip the fence post they had next to it right out of the ground. Then they drove away! Result: no dial tone. And the phone company sez, "We haven't had any reports of problems." Why is that, do you suppose?