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No dial tone on handsets

I have an Olympia 2.4 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum 2 Line Cordless Phone model # CDP 24201. Our setup includes the base unit that holds one phone and a separate speaker phone and two additional handheld phones. Recently we have experienced where we can get a dial tone on the base speakerphone, but not on any of the hand held units. You press the button to get a dial tone and it does absolutely nothing. I have tried to reregister the phones, but they either get stuck on the scanning portion or finally come up with EMPTY. Any suggestions on what to do? I have unplugged the phone line, turned off the power, unplugged the power line from the back of the base unit... This happened before and after repeatedly turning the power off, we got a dial tone. This doesn't seem to be working this time.

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Re: no dial tone on handsets

Hey.. Did you check to see if the phone is registered correctly ???

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