Originally Posted by Digital Fanatic
what area are you in? If you are in the North west or Midlands(ex-Telewest franchises) then you will always have a broken dial-tone as this is a feature of those switches. It goes to a faster tone when you do have a message.
That has just reminded me that when I joined VM I indeed had a broken dial-tone. I called up to ask why and they told me it was because there was call barring on the line which I had never requested. When I asked what it was I am sure they said premium calls were restricted so I asked them to remove the barring and hey presto, no broken dial-tone.
Never had it since.