Hi ,thanks for all the constructive answers ,clutching at straws to find an answer ,if there is one . i now at least have a better understanding of stuff ,as cell provider couldn`t help at all ,despite me speaking to them over extended periods twice . Theres 2 places in the house i can just get 1 bar of signal ,both high up next to windows ,ones in the echoey main bathroom ! so will get a suction cell phone holder to stick up when home .Luckily kept land line on ,will have to hunt out an answer machine now do they still make those . Cheers Andy .