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One phone has low volume, lots of static

One of the handsets has static on the line and you literally have to yell for the caller to hear you. The other makes your voice sound muffled and the caller has to ask you to constantly repeat yourself.

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SOURCE: Can't hear caller or dial-tone --Extremely faint but volume doesn' t help

the phone sux

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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SOURCE: GE 5.8 Cordless... When one I answer from one handset, I can hear the caller but they can't hear me... and no, the mute button isn't on... thanks...Amy

Make sure that you are speaking clearly, No joke, but more answers could be notified by your land line seller, they should tell you exactly how to fix it, or provide you with a new one.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: How is ringer volume adjusted?

While talking, press the VOLUME buttons (left and right
arrows) to control the volume of the handset's earpiece.
There are four volume levels. Press the right arrow (+)
button to increase the volume level, and press the left
arrow (-) button to decrease. VOL 1 is the lowest level and
VOL 4 is the loudest.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: displays new voice mail and VMWI constantly blinking when no voice mail

I have the opposite problem - no voicemail waiting light or display when there is voicemail

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: buzzing tone. Can barely hear caller's voice because of the buzz

Two things to look at:

First, check the base station isn't too close to some interfering item of electronic equipment - try moving it to see if the problem diminishes.

Second, unplug the cordless phone and put a traditional corded phone in instead (if you don't have one lying around, it would be a wise investment to get one, otherwise you'll be without a phone service if your power goes out). If the buzz is still there, the problem lies with your line rather than with the phone (and that's the TelCo's problem, not yours).


Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: displays new voice mail and VMWI constantly blinking when no voice mail

Subscriber is T-Mobile@Home. First, cleared all messages from T-Mobile voicemail.

Now to fix your GE phone:

Push the program key. Select Handset Setup Push the program key Select Default Settings Push the program key Select 1 Yes. Push the program key
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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Cordless handset. Why can't callers hear me?

normally, it is because the Mute button is pressed, but you say they can hear you, but not very loud? Make sure the bottom of the phone is close to your mouth. Look in the mirror. Also find the volume setting on the phone, and turn it up full. This is generally accessed via and options button, scroll through until you find 'Volume' and then press the up arrow.

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There is no outgoing (microphone) volume control, if it is only your set try the handset from different extension. The microphone element may have been damaged (especially if dropped) and have to be replaced. Replacement handsets are not hard to find. If everyone on your system claims that callers cannot hear them, there are some settings on the central switch (KSU) which might help, but only after ruling out a problem on your particular set.

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How do I make the phone ring/ Also how do I delete number's/

Activating Personal Ring
You can assign special ringer tones to anyone in your phonebook. When your phone gets a call, it looks up the Caller ID information in your phonebook. If you've assigned a personal ringer to that number, the phone uses it so you know who is calling. To turn the personal ringing on or off, follow these steps:
  1. Press [Menu/Select]. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the PERSONAL RING submenu.
  2. Move the cursor to select ON or OFF.
  3. Press [Menu/Select]. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Selecting a Ring Tone (Handset only)
You may choose from four melodies or three tones for your phone's primary ring tone. Each handset can use a different ring tone or melody. The available ring tones are as listed:
  1. Press [Menu/Select]. Select the HANDSET SETUP menu, and then the RINGER TONES submenu.
  2. Move the cursor to select a ring tone. As each ring tone is highlighted, you will hear a sample.
  3. When you hear the tone you want to use, press [Menu/Select]. You will hear a confirmation tone.
Adjusting the Speaker Volume
Handset Speakerphone: You can choose from six volume levels for the handset speakerphone. To adjust the speaker volume while on a speakerphone call, press the UP Arrow button (to make it louder) or the Down Arrow button (to make it softer).
Base Speaker: You can choose from ten volume levels for the base speaker. To adjust the speaker volume while call screening or playing messages, press [volume +] (to make it louder) or [volume -] (to make it softer).

Adjusting the Audio Tone
If you aren't satisfied with the audio quality of your phone, you can adjust the Audio Tone of the earpiece while on a call. Your phone gives you three audio tone options: low, natural and high; the default setting, Natural Tone, is recommended for hearing aid users. Audio tone adjustments only apply to the earpiece, not the speakerphone.
To adjust the audio tone:
  1. While on a call, press [Menu/Select].
  2. Move the cursor to select AUDIO TONE, and then press [Menu/Select].
  3. Move the cursor to select desired option (HIGH TONE, NATURAL TONE, or LOW TONE), and then press [Menu/Select]. Selected option appears in the display for two seconds, and then the display returns to normal.
Deleting Phonebook Entries
You can delete a single phonebook entry at a time or all phonebook entries at once:
To delete a single phonebook entry:
  1. When the phone is in standby, press the phonebook key.
  2. Find the entry that you want to delete and press [Menu/Select].
  3. Select DELETE. DELETE ENTRY? appears in the display.
  4. Move the cursor to select YES.
  5. Press [Menu/Select]. You will hear a confirmation tone, and DELETED! appears in the display.
Deleting Caller ID Numbers
  1. To delete only one Caller ID number, press the Caller ID button when the phone is in standby, and then find the number you want to delete.
  2. Press [Menu/Select] and select DELETE ENTRY.
  3. When the phone asks you to confirm, select YES.
  1. To delete all the Caller ID numbers, press the Caller ID button when the phone is in standby, and then press [Menu/Select].
  2. When the phone asks you to confirm, select YES.
Note: When you delete a Caller ID number, you delete it permanently.

Deleting a Redial Record
If you want to delete a phone number from the handset's redial list, follow the steps below:
  1. When the phone is in standby, press [Redial/Pause].
  2. Use the UP Arrow button and the Down Arrow button to scroll through the redial list.
  3. When you find the redial number you want to delete, press [Menu/Select] and select DELETE ENTRY.
  4. When the phone asks you to confirm, select YES. The redial number is deleted.
Resetting the Voice Message Waiting Indicator
  1. When you receive a new voice mail message, the new message LED on the top of the handset flashes and VM appears in the handset display.
  2. In the event your message alert tone gets out of sync with your phone company's voice messaging system, you can reset back to its original "no messages waiting" state.
  3. To reset, press and hold [find hs] on the base for five seconds.
  4. A beep sounds and the message alert tone is reset.

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I can hear the caller but caller cannot hear me on 29870GE1-A digital answering machine

Hi, Please check whether the mic has gone bad in your handset.

the connectivity is just fine as your are able to hear the caller. but if you think there must be something wrong with the caller's phone, try calling someone else and check.

please let me know if you need more help. Thank you:)

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Same Low Volume upon Making/Receiving Calls through handset

Sir, the problem with the phone is its sidetones. It is broken. Usually, you have to take this phone to a technician to fix this but it will never be the same as before. So i suggest that you buy a new phone.

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Incoming callers cannot hear me very well

Since there is no volume adjustment for outgoing volume with the Navigator key, that's possible.

Go find another handset from another system phone and test it, or just move to another phone and see if they can hear you better.
You could have a bad handset, bad cord (unlikely), bad phone, or bad circuit for that line or call.

Almost al of these items are repairable or replacable.


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In the handset the mic may be defective, or there may be a defective component on the circuit board or in the base that deals with the sound X-Mit side.

This would have to be servced by a qualified tech for the phone.

Jerry G.

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Callers say they cannot hear me

Yes it very well could be your phone lines and not the system. Call your provider and tell them you have low speech path on your lines. They will troublshoot it.

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