Telephone line static without external filters installed
Neil's right, back to the GC first on a new home, he'll figure out if it's the phone co. or not (I doubt that it is). I'm still trying to figure out the filter thing, I'm thinking that someone was trying to patch a problem.
If the GC doesn't respond to your satisfaction let me know, this is the stuff that my wife does (BellSouth, Avaya, Lucent and on and on). I can get answers from their techs, I have to ask about the filters anyway as I install basic systems on yachts and this is need to know for me.