Question: Why Does My Home Phone Say Line In Use?

“Line in use” is displayed if the line is currently active on a call.

Confirm no one else is on the line.

If none of the handsets are in use, try to unplug the base unit from the power outlet for 5 seconds then replug and test the line by calling you line using your cell phone or a different phone line.

What does it mean line in use?

It means one of your handsets are on, and holding your phone line hostage. This typically happens if someone put a cordless phone back in its cradle but forgot to press the “off” button. It could also happen if a pet accidentally knocked a phone on the floor and then stepped on it.

Why does my AT&T phone say line in use?

Re: AT&T home phone model CL2909 “line in use”

Line in use means the line is seized or off hook, this can also be caused by a short on the phone line. You don’t say if you’re using traditional landline or u-verse.

How do I check my home phone line?

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Why does my phone keep saying LINE BUSY?

There are several issues which may result in your phone service giving you a busy signal. Your service may be disrupted due to an outage, the number you are calling may be unavailable or the line may be legitimately busy. Make sure that all of your phones are hung up properly. Check if the lights on your modem are on.

How do you reset a landline phone?


  • Unplug the phone that doesn’t work. Physically unplug the phone and the cord from the wall.
  • Find a phone in the house that works.
  • Unplug the working phone and cord.
  • Plug in the phone that wasn’t working.
  • Check for a dial tone.
  • Try a different phone cord.
  • Consider repairing the wall jack.

What does it mean when you get a fast busy signal?

Anonymous call blocking or caller ID blocking can cause a fast busy signal. If someone is getting this signal when they try to call you, check your phone settings to make sure they aren’t blocked. If you’re getting this signal when you call someone else, ask them to check their settings and unblock your number.

What does no line mean on my phone?

The idle handset will display NO LINE if it does not detect a live telephone line. Check the telephone line connection both at the phone jack and the base. You may have a defective telephone cord.