Sounds like a DSL filter or grounding problem, not your line being tapped. If it was truely tapped, trust me, you wouldn't even know it. When you finally get in touch with the genuises in your "local repair" section of your phone company, they are going to tell you to do a few things.
1. Unplug test. This is where you unplug all of your phones for 15 minutes and plug them back in. In more than 6 years, I have NEVER seen this fix a problem.
2. Take a CORDED telephone out to your phone box (also called a NID or Network Interface Device). You'll need to access it with a flat head screwdriver. Once inside, you'll see a phone jack. Unplug it and plug in your CORDED phone.
3. Make a test call and see if the same thing is happening. If it is, then there is a problem with the phone company, and they will have to fix it. If the problem is gone, then there is something wrong with the wiring inside your home.
If the wiring inside your home is bad, then you have a couple of options. Call a telephone contractor from the phone book, or contact your phone company to do the work. One thing you should find out about is if you have wiring insurance with the phone company, this could (potentially) save your hundreds. Feel free to contact me through Y!A if you need more help.
Phone tech for 6 years. Worked at Qwest and MCI.
· 1 decade ago