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GE Phone Model 25881

It is a multi handset phone with the base being a corded phone. There are two cordless handsets with the phone. The phone service is in pulse, but the phone is on tone. How can it be changed on this model?

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Re: GE Phone Model 25881

Per the instruction manual, there is supposed to be a switch on the base (look on the back or bottom) for TONE/PULSE mode. Here is a link to the manual: In the "troubleshooting" section, there is this entry: Dial tone is OK, but can?t dial out: Make sure the TONE/PULSE setting on the base is set to the type of phone service you are subscribed to.

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My corded phone works ok, but on the hand set I can make calls but people can not hear me.

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