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Uniden Tru8885-2 I had purchased this set over a year ago. Last month, lightening wiped out the base so I purchased a base with one phone, but the older phones do not work with the new base. I can't de-register the older phones because all I get is "out of range." How can I de-register, then register or just register? Is there a way to get them to work or have I screwed up in buying the new set? Please help me out here!! Thanks!!!! Susan

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Re: Uniden Tru8885-2

The older Tru8885 phones will not work with the new base unit. My recommendation would be to ebay those and then buy new ones or find replacements for your new base on ebay also.

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