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The phone only rings twice and then stops.

How can I set the phone to ring six or seven times before it stops?
I have tried to use the menu to set it and it still only rings twice!

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  • May 11, 2010

    What model phone so you have? This question is posted under a GE model which is not an answering machine, and has no programming for ring count.

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Sounds like you are having a problem with the generated ring signal from the cable phone service. An old fashioned Ma-Bell ring signal is a pure 90v AC 30hz pulse. Your cable box needs to generate a simulated ring signal from a DC power supply. I have seen many examples of this fake ring signal not cooperating with specific phones. It's a long shot but your phones MAY have a setting for the phone line(s) (A/B) (Analog/Digital) etc... of you can find a setting dealing with the "CO line", "phone line" etc.. try changing it. I am surprised another phone in the loop will help the ring signal at all. I would think it could only weaken it. Try plugging your phone in question directly into the cable line instead of having the whole house connected. The ring signal may be trying to power too many devices or weakened by something connected to the network. Other than that, you are dealing with the ring signal generated by the equipment and I'm sure it's not adjustable.

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

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SOURCE: changing the number of rings to answer on our Model 28112 GE Cordless phone

the voicemail ring count has to be setup on your phone line thru your voicemail menu,and has nothing to do with the answering machine. if you don't want the answering machine to pickup, just shut it off. follow the prompt's for your voicemail settings, there you'll be able to set the amount of rings you want.
hope this helps.
wg

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

SOURCE: Model 26990GE1-D

how do i change the anwering machine from spanish to english?

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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I want the quik guide and the manuel instructions to activate in french sorry for my english,rivardsonia@videotron.ca

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my answering machine keeps syaing that you can not leave a message at this time but i set it up can you help me

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