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Both phones don't work at same time

Both phones ring, first phone answered works fine, another person picks up second phone to join conversaion, presses talk, nothing happens. Acts like it is dead. Does not make difference which phone answered first, one plugged into wall jack or one not plugged into wall jack. Second one answered never works.

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Re: both phones don't work at same time

After reading fine print, that is how they are suppose to work. Only one works at time.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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Re Panasonic KX-DT321 I have read the short instruction leaflet sent with the phone but can't make head or tail of how to set the answerphone to engage after a given number of rings. I work in a busy...

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