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Phone keeps searching

I answered a call on morning when i hung up the phone gave a signal of searching. i picked up the extra hand set and that also says seaching. i unplugged and removed batteries still showing same results. i plugged into another working jack and the same problem occurs. is there something in the menu or any way i can reset the phone. thanks Faith Adams

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  • G-greg Jan 05, 2008

    phone keeps seaching

  • Brett Duxbury
    Brett Duxbury Oct 05, 2017

    how is the base unit is it powered up and plugged into the phone line ?



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