finally today got my phone lines straightened out after fighting with the phone company for 6 years!!! everytime it rained out phone and my internet service would go out. As soon as the ground dried out and the phone started working I would call the company. they would say that the phone was working fine. I would say yes it is now but as soon as it rains it will quit. they say to call them when it isn't working so they can check it. DUH when it isn't working I can't call. I asked them if they couldn't just send someone out to check it and the lady says well we don't have any way of knowing when it is raining at your house. so I have been going around and around with them for almost seven years. this week I got tired of getting on the internet just long enought to maybe post a question here or check half my email and then getting knocked off and not being able to get back on. So I finally got thru to the phone company and told them I was tired of paying them an average of $80 a month for almost 7 years and only having service half the time, either send somebody out to check the lines or cancel me and send me the final bill. I guess they wanted the money cause in about an hour a guy showed up and checked the post the wires run thru before they come to the house and said that an old wire that leaked was hooked up to our line and shorting it out and that if wasn't even supposed to be hooked up. He took it off and its been pouring rain all evening and everything is working fine. Why couldn't they have checked when I first complained? He only took 10 minutes to find what was wrong and fix it. Makes me mad every time I think about how many times I did without service and it would have been so simple for them to fix.