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Sounds like 34 is the # of calls that came in on the caller ID (CID) lis
To open the Caller ID list, press the little phone handset symbol (it looks like a big "C" then ID next to it) on the right side of the 4-way button (it toggles 4 ways, so press to the right side to get the Caller ID list).
The phone will show the number of new calls (or Caller ID records) and the total number of stored CID records. Use the "up" arrow and "down" arrow to scroll through the list.
It looks like you have the Uniden DECT 6.0 6035, so I attached the manual in case it helps.
You can set up the answering machine if the voicemail was deactivated by Lifeline (page 38 in manual shows how to set up answering machine). If 4 rings is not enough, you can change the # of rings (page 40) and to use the answering machine/voicemail, see page 42 in manual.
Using the Caller ID and Redial Lists Caller ID (CID) is a service available from your telephone provider that shows the phone number (and sometimes the caller's name) of incoming calls. Contact your telephone provider for more information. Caller ID list
When a call comes in, the phone displays the number and name (if available) of the caller.
The phone saves the information for the last 30 received calls to the
When it's in standby, the handset shows how many calls came in since the last time you checked the CID list.
Each handset remembers the last 5 numbers you dialed on it. The redial list is separate for each handset.
Did you fully charge your phone? - Make sure you fully charge for 16-24 hours .
Is the battery old? - Replace the battery.
Is the electrical outlet switch turned on? - If you are using AC (electrical) power, make sure that the unit is connected to a non-switched electrical outlet.
Are the connecting wires tight - Unplug the AC power converter from the unit and plug it back in.
Do you have CallerID service with your telephone company - In order to receive CallerID records, you must subscribe to the standard name and number CallerID service available through your local telephone company. If the CallerID works for normal calls but not on Call waiting calls, then you must contact your phone company to get the combined CID/CW service.
CallerID shows up after second ring - Be sure to wait until the second ring before answering. CallerID signals comes through after the first ring, if caller pick ups phone too soon CallerID signal will not be transmitted to the handset.
Confirm that callerID is still working on that particular line by checking another phone on the same line - If CallerID is not coming through contact your phone company provider.
If this does not fix your problem, contact your authorized Service Center.*
CID needs 3 things, a subscription from your phone line provider, a phone to display it, and someone sending it.
If your generic phone is of the single line set variety and it has CID, then check with your provider. If it's a system phone, it may not have the proper equipment installed or not even be available in the phone system. Usually, even if the call is blocked by the sender, you will get a date and time and "unknown caller" or "out of area"
indication when a call comes in.
These phones use a "Shared" memory, the CID information and the Phone book information share the same memory chip. If you clean out the caller ID data you should be able to load more numbers in the phone book. Since you have an 8885 I am assuming you have TCX800 or TCX905 handset(s), to clear the CID memory, Follow these steps:
Deleting Information from the Caller ID List
1) When the phone is in standby mode, view the Caller ID
information to be deleted (see "Viewing the Caller ID
List" on page 50).
2) Press the DELETE soft key. De let e C all er ID appears.
3) Press volume up/down to choose Yes.
4) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone.
To delete all the CID information follow these steps:
Deleting all Caller ID names/numbers
1) When the phone is in standby mode, press cid.
Press the DELETE soft key. De let e A ll? appears.
2) Press volume up/down to choose Y es.
3) Press the OK soft key. You will hear a confirmation tone
Hardware issue, contact the maker of the phone if it's still under warranty to have them replace or repair it otherwise you might end up paying money for fixing the problem. Sounds like a metal contact is missing, something you can't fix on your own in most cases, even if it's worked in the past. Sorry to hear about your trouble, hope I helped out!