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Message waiting Lights not working

We have about 12 phones. One of the phone's message waiting light does not work when there is a message. I replaced the phone with a new one, still same problem.

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Re: Message waiting Lights not working

This would be a problem with the system's programming and not a phone. You either have someone at the company that can administer the system or you pay an installation for programming changes.

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

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A few of our rooms has the voicemail light blinking. There is not a voicemail waiting and can not be cleared from the front desk or from the room.

Message Waiting Indicator Your phone's message waiting indicator is either a light or special tone that alerts you when you have voice mail.

Occasionally, the message waiting indicator may be out of sync with your mailbox. In that case, the indicator light or tone is ON but there are no messages waiting, or the indicator light or tone is OFF when there are new messages waiting.

To get the message indicator back in sync

  1. Save or delete all new messages
  2. Hang up.
  3. If the message indicator does not go out or stop within a few minutes, there may be a problem, and you should contact Verizon.
  4. If the message indicator does go out or stop, call your own number and leave a message
  5. Hang up and wait
  6. If the indicator light or tone does not come on within a few minutes, there may be a problem, and you should contact the vender.

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Message Light

The only thing you can do is unplug the unit from the wall and from the phone line. wait over night and see if this resets the unit. if it does not, I,m afraid there is a circuit problem in the phone and most likely will not be worth repairing, but try to hard reset like I said first. good luck

Jun 11, 2007 | RCA 25414RE3 Corded Phone

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Voicemail light keeps coming on


Q: What should I do if I my Message Waiting Indicator, stutter dial tone or light on my phone, is on but I have no new voice messages?
A: Make sure to check all message types when reviewing your messages (i.e. voice, email and fax).
Q: What should I do if my Message Waiting Indicator (MWI), stutter dial tone or light, is stuck on?
A: Power cycle (turn off/on) the Phone or Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).

Nov 18, 2011 | AT&T Corded phone

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I have a uniden dect1580 6.0 and the red light in the left hand corner blinks all the time.

That is the message waiting indicator, it is telling you that your Call Notes (Or whatever your service provider calls it's voicemail) has a message waiting. If you do not have a message waiting, you can turn the light of by following these steps:

Resetting the voice message waiting indicator
When you receive a new voice mail message, the new message LED on the top of the handset flashes and
appears in the handset display. In the event your message waiting light gets out of sync with your phone company’s
voice messaging system, you can manually reset it back to the “No messages waiting” state.
Press and hold FIND on the base for five seconds.
Note: The handsets connected to the base will start to beep, however, keep pressing for five seconds.
A beep sounds and the message alert tone is reset.

Jan 21, 2010 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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Light won't flash when a message is waiting.

New phone/cable provider corrected the problem on their end. Evreything works at this time.

Jun 10, 2009 | GE Phones

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RCA 25414 message light... doesn't

I have 6 of these phones. No problem for a year or so, then one phone got the message light stuck on. Tried some online suggestions without success. Powering down etc. failed to fix it so I stuck a piece of tape over the led.

A couple of weeks ago line 2 failed (externally) and ATT sent a tech out who repaired it and also cleaned up the line. When the line came back, all 6 phones had the message light stuck on!

Talked with the tech here and with the ATT support and nothing worked. Eventually the tech here left as it was not a line fault - but he said he would leave the problem open.

That evening a young ATT guy called. He tried a number of different settings and changes - he was really determined! He called Kentucky and Minnesota and part of the advice was "give up and don't call the customer back"!

Finally he found a configuration option in the central office switch (exchange) for the line called CWMI (Call Waiting Message Indicator). Apparently this option was originally active but was changed when the local trunk was upgraded to fibre over the last year or so.

Once he enabled this option (we have call waiting and caller ID on call waiting on this line), the message lights on all the phones turned off and have worked normally since (10 days), including the one that was "broken" for over a year!

I really credit the tech with persistance on the issue.

Hope this helps someone else out there.

Regards, Hugh

Jul 03, 2008 | RCA 25414RE3 Corded Phone

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Voice mail indicator light is always on

I recently changed my number and when I did, I received the same problem. It appears that AT&T didn't add the Message Indicator Light service to my new number. Once they did, the message light works!

Try calling your phone service provider and asking if they have a Message Indicator Light function.

Apr 28, 2008 | RCA 25414RE3 Corded Phone

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Red message light flashing

The term we used for this back when I worked for the phone company was a "stuck message waiting indicator" and the way to fix it was:

Call yourself and leave a message.
Hang up and wait 2 minutes (we used to say 5 minutes, but 2 is plenty)
Retreive/delete your voice mail message
Hang up and wait 2 minutes

That should clear the blinking light.

Feb 12, 2008 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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I need more information. Your phone can be connected to one of many different Toshiba phone systems and you can also have different voice mail systems. I'm assuming you are talking about voice mail messages.

Can you verify that this is happening only on your phone? If you swap phones with another station does the light start to work? It's rare, but the light itself may be the problem.

Does this same thing happen to anyone else? Is the voice mail not turning on any message waiting lights? or is it working for others?

Not knowing all the details, you could try emptying all messages including saved messages. Then try to leave yourself a test message.

If you know how, you could have your mailbox deleted and re-created. This would need administrative rights to voice mail programming.

Most voice mails have an option to activate the MSG light or not when a new message arrives. Your's could have been turned off by mistake or glitch.

Nov 13, 2007 | Toshiba DKT-2020 Corded Phone

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Phone calls going to voice message without ringing while person is there.

Question: What does this have to do with a Panasonic KX-T7425 phone? Is a Panasonic phone hooked up to your Partner system?


Sounds like the system believes the phone is in use. Is the partner phone in question an MLS model? MLS-6, MLS-12 etc.. They all have keypad problems and buttons could be activating on their own randomly, making the phone in-use on the system. The message waiting light may not come on until the phone is no longer in-use. Usually phones with this problem will at least beep randomly when it thinks the buttons are being pushed.

Oct 11, 2007 | Panasonic KX-T7425 Corded Phone

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