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Registered: ‎10-15-2008

can't reach my home phone

For some reason when I try to call my home phone (to check on my kid!)  I get a recording "The party you are trying to reach is not currently accepting calls at this number".  What's going on???

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JayInAlg
Posts: 11,464
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: can't reach my home phone

You most likely have call screening set so it is not letting your cell phone number through.

 

You need to go into Xfinity Connect and check your call screening settings and unblock yourself.  It's under preferences / call screening.

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Registered: ‎10-15-2008

Re: can't reach my home phone

Thanks, but actually, no, there are no call screenings set.  I call my house phone every day, and this has never happened before.  We did have a power outage last night. Could have somehow affected?

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JayInAlg
Posts: 11,464
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: can't reach my home phone

With the eMTA having a battery for backup, it normally wouldn't affect anything.

 

Since your not home, then please call Comcast support and they can look into the health check on the eMTA, and do a remote reset on it.

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Registered: ‎10-15-2008

Re: can't reach my home phone

Well, it must have something to do with last night's storm. I tried calling from my work land line, my car, and my husband's cell--all with the same "not accepting calls" message. Went home at lunch and found that I can't dial out either, the call goes straight to Comcast customer service. Apparently they are working on it.