Home Landline Phone Will Not Ring On Incoming Call
I have a landline phone (not connected to a modem or uverse or anything else). This is just after Hurricane Sally passed through the Pensacola area. I thought everything was fine, I have a dial tone and can make calls. I was kind of curious why my phone hasn't been ringing from all the spam calls I usually get in a day. My daughter texted me on my cell phone (non ATT) to say she had been calling all afternoon but it would just ring and no answer. I said that's because I haven't heard a ring and the answering machine never picked up. So, I called the landline from my cell phone. It never rang but when I picked up the phone, I had a connection between the two ends.
I am using a base station with answering machine and 5 wireless phones. It will not ring to indicate an incoming call even though if I pick up the phone (only because I KNOW someone is calling to test) I have a connection between the two phones. I unplugged from the base unit and plugged into an old push button ATT phone I keep for use during power outages and it doesn't ring either. It can call out and answer calls - if you know someone is calling for a test, but it does not ring on incoming calls either.
I called ATT service desk and she ran a test on my line and said it was OK and scheduled a technician to come out in a couple of weeks....
Any idea what is going on here and where I might be able to test better to ensure it isn't my house wiring or something I am responsible for?? I only have a single connection in the house for plugging in a phone.
My ATT Uverse Internet woks fine. That's all the ATT service I have - a landline phone and Internet. No TV or IP phone..