Vonage Forum Expert: How to avoid being wiretapped

With all the concerns privacy advocates are expressing these days about intercepted phone calls, it's not surprising to see threads pop up on some forums asking if there is a way to tell if your phone is tapped.And, if your phone isn't tapped just yet, how you can avoid this from happening.

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With all the concerns privacy advocates are expressing these days about intercepted phone calls, it's not surprising to see threads pop up on some forums asking if there is a way to tell if your phone is tapped.

And, if your phone isn't tapped just yet, how you can avoid this from happening.

Earlier today, I saw a thread on this very issue posted to the non-Vonage-affiliated Vonage Forums. The thread was started by tregona, who asked how to check if phone line is wired?

He asked if anyone knows how to check if your home line have been wired "and if in fact, someone is recording your conversations? I am getting clicks and noises on my line it does look like this can be the answer."

I see that NateHoy, who is one of the more active respondents and advice-givers on this Forum, writes:

"More extensions being picked up generally would cause a drop in line voltage. Some devices exist that can detect that drop, and light up a light."

But let's just say you haven't been wiretapped yet- but you are afraid you might be.

"However, if you are truly concerned about being tapped, and you are using a Vonage line, the solution is really simple. Don't tie Vonage into your home wiring, and don't use a cordless phone," NateHoy adds. "Use a corded phone plugged directly into the Vonage adapter. No exposed wires, no way to tap the analog line."

And no wiretap.

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