We switched to Vonage, and now the talking caller ID will not *******. I've turned it on, I've turned it off, I've unplugged and plugged back in, I want to throw it out into the road and watch an 18-wheeler smash it into tiny pieces.
Anybody know how to make this piece o'junk stop with the talky ID?!!
And why would it just now start this up?
I dont know what your talking about i love the talking caller id on my panasonic lol its kewl like im somewhere in the house and i just hear who is calling dont even have to go unstairs or inside to answer but anyways. Theres 2 options. One is when you go to the menu(Thats only for the handset). You also have to go to the menu and then the initial settings and look for an option somewhere there like base settings or something
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Press MENU button, scroll to Talk Caller ID by pressing up or down arrow keys, then press Select. Choose off or on by pressing the up or down arrow keys, press Save then press OFF to end
Talking Caller ID is covered on page 14 of the manual. The following link is for a download of the manual in pdf format.
There's a setting under "initial setting", it allows you to adjust the talking caller-id setting on the base station. It bugged me for a while as well....having the base shouting the callers number as I was saying hello.
You have to press "Menu" "#" then 1 6 2.
You can also just press menu and then scroll to talking caller id, select it and then choose to turn it off. Be sure to press "save" or the your choice will not be saved.
Page 25 of the owners manual says you can turn off talking caller id separately for the handset and base unit. For the handset, press [MENU], scroll to "Talk Caller ID" by pressing the down or up arrows, then press Select, then select "off" or "on", then press Save, then Off.
For the Handset, press [MENU], then scrol to "Initial setting", then press Select. Scroll to "Set base unit", press Select. Scroll to "Talk Caller ID", then press Select. Select "Off" or "On" by pressing up or down arrows.
This is the info from the users manual, it seems a bit strange, but claims if you set the number of rings before it answers, (for the answering system) to "2" it will stop the audible caller ID. Here it is from the manual.
If you turn on the answering system and set the number of rings “2” (page 38), the unit does not announce the caller information. If “Toll saver” is selected and there is a new message, the unit does not announce the caller information. When you receive a call while on the phone, the 2nd caller’s name is not announced even if you subscribe to both Caller ID and Call Waiting with Caller ID services
To turn Talking Caller ID on or off You can turn Talking Caller ID on or off for the handset and base unit separately. If this feature is off, the unit will not announce caller names. The factory preset is ON. Handset Talking Caller ID feature 1 Press [MENU]. 2 Scroll to “Talk Caller ID” by pressing [d] or [B], then press Select. 3 Select “Off” or “On” by pressing [d] or [B]. 4 Press Save, then press [OFF].
Also Refer To Page 31 Of Your Owners Manual.
If You Do Not Have The Owners Manual It Can Be Downloaded Here. http://support.radioshack.com/support_phones/doc73/73355.pdf
Hi trinigirl, You should not have to do anything to make the caller id information come through. There is no programming to perform for the regular caller id identification on your display after the second ring (it takes at least one ring cycle for the digital information to pass through). Your model also has the talking caller id function, which will announce in English the callers name or a custom name you can prepare in the phone book of handset number 1. With all that said, you are not getting caller id showing after the second ring, then your phone is bad (which is pretty rare for this symptom), or your phone line still does not have caller id activated. To troubleshoot your problem you need another phone line with working caller id and/or a different phone that is known good to pass caller id. That way you can interchange the phones/lines to see if it is your line or your phone. My guess it is your line somehow, though I have fixed phones that won't pass caller id, but rarely. If it is your phone, try rebooting it, thats about all you can do short of sending it in for repair. Let me know how it goes. CG