When I'm talking with some and I get beeped in to let me know there is another caller my Meridian 9516 is suppose to view the other number and it doesn't. My other phones in the house work fine. What should I do different with this phone.
Re: Can not view caller ID with call waiting service
The Meridian 9516 is not a visual call waiting (VCW) phone...meaning that you will not see the caller name and number of the second caller when you are on the line..you must purchase a separate call display box (around $10) if you can still find them., but make sure that box is visual call display capable.
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Please download this manual, and study e.g on page 21 About caller ID
If you subscribe to caller ID service from your local telephone company, this feature displays the
name and telephone number of the caller before answering a call (even when you are on another
call). The caller ID features of this product will work only if you subscribe to caller ID service and
both you and the caller are in areas offering caller ID service, and if both telephone companies use
Contact your local telephone company if:
• you have both caller ID and call waiting, but as separate services (you may need combined service),
• you have only caller ID service, or only call waiting service,
• you do not subscribe to caller ID or call waiting services but wish to try them.
There may be fees for these services, and they may not be available in all areas.
This product can be used without subscribing to either caller ID or combined caller ID with call waiting
service, although the caller ID features of this product will not function.
Adding call waiting as a feature to your telephone can help you take
calls that you are waiting for without having to stay off the phone
until that important call comes in. With call waiting, you get a beep
when you are on another call to let you know that another call is
coming in. If you want to take the call, you follow the simple steps
outlined in this article.
call waiting from your phone provider if you do not already have it.
Cal waiting works best with caller ID features that give you the phone
number and name of the person calling you. Phone numbers that have
blocked numbers or use *67 to mask their caller ID will not show up on
a call when your phone rings. While you are talking on the phone and
hear a beep, you are receiving another phone call. Using your caller ID
function, whether it's on your answering machine or on your handset for
the telephone, see who is calling you. If you want to talk to them,
quickly press your "talk" button to put the other call on hold or
disconnect. Press "talk" again to take the incoming call.
the other phone call if you do not want to terminate the call you are
on. The new call coming in may go to your answering machine. Or if you
have the call back feature on your telephone, you can simply call *69.
Your phone will dial the number of the person whose call you just
call waiting as politely as you can. You might tell someone who you are
talking to that you are expecting an important call and may have to
terminate the call abruptly. Call waiting calls should be answered as
quickly as you can. After four rings, most phone calls go right to the
machine or people hang up. Promise to call your first caller back if
you have to interrupt the call
The 9516 is not a visual call waiting (VCW) phone..meaning that you will not be able to view the name and number of the second caller. You must purchase an external call display box (arround $10) , but make sure this is VCW capable.