Interesting. Never noticed or paid attention the REN numbers.
Of the installed phones:
REN 0.8B - shack phone, the one that doesn't ring no matter where I put it.
REN 0.0B - answering machine and office
REN 0.1B - wireless phone base unit
REN 0.6B - fax/multifunction
REN 0.7B - alarm system
Doesn't add up to 5 or even close!
I guess the next step is to get into the NID box. There are two in
parallel, due to the politics of having alternative service providers
here in Washington.
RC takes the incoming feed from the pole, splits off the cable
tv/internet and send the telephone to the Verizon NID which then goes
into the house.
Odd, but that's the way it is.
Tim Heger wrote:
> Each device should have a REN (ringer equivalency number) assigned to
> it. When the total REN allowable for all devices is exceeded, some or
> all of them may not ring.
> Try here for more info: http://pre-wire.tripod.com/id13.html
> There are many other sites with info if you Google "ringer equivalency
> 73, Tim - N3XX
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Rosenberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 1:08 AM
> Subject: [RFI] RESEND - Need Telephone Info re: ringers
>> [apologies for sending this out before I finished it!]
>> I need to replace two single-line hard-wired speaker phones, and am
>> finding a common problem... the ringers don't work! One is a "GE Corded
>> Phone 29322GE1"
>> No matter where I place either phone. neither rings. The phones are
>> otherwise fine. The house has a the following items already installed,
>> all working fine.
>> a hard-wired answering machine/phone
>> a multi-function printer/fax
>> an alarm system
>> a 2-phone 2 gHz wireless phone setup (the 'master' plugged into the
>> Not sure where to go from here.
>> What's the difference between this newer GE phone and the older AT+T
>> wired answering machine/phone that does ring everywhere?
>> Eric W3DQ
>> Washington, DC
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