Can a telephone be used to listen to conversations if only one phone is used?
A friend by complete accident picked up the phone in her bedroom and realized she could hear everything that was going on downstairs in the living room . Thinking she had left the phone off the hook down stairs she went down to replace it back in it's cradle only to find that it was already in it's cradle. She has now found that by picking up the phone in her bedroom she can hear any conversation that goes on down stairs without anyone being aware. However the draw back is her phone is very often engaged even if both phones are in their cradles. She has phoned and had the line checked and was told there is a fault with socket. We are both baffled by this and how it is possible , I would love any feed back on this , the biggest in my mind is... has this been done deliberately by someone or is it just a fluke? Does anyone have the answer . Many thanks if you have taken the time to read this .