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Clicking noise on all handsets upon pick-up

Almost every time we pick up to answer or call out, we hear a loud clicking noise. This noise can last from 15sec to over 4 minutes.

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Re: Clicking noise on all handsets upon pick-up

Could there be interference ?

Severe noise interference.
• Keep the handset away from microwave ovens, computers, remote control toys, wireless
microphones, alarm systems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent lights, and electrical
• Move to another location or turn off the source of interference.

Or maybe the unit is recording the calls, this is accompanied by an alert tone or click.

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When you are away from home, you can operate your answering system with any
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delete messages, even record a new greeting message.
1) Call your telephone number.
2) During the greeting message, press 0 and enter your PIN code.
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and a confirmation tone.
5) Hang up the phone; subsequent calls will be answered by the system.

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