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Can't use the second phone GE model 25861GE3 5.8

The power went off and now the base doesn't recognize the second handset. I can't find the manual but remember that there is something I had to do to set the phone up

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Re: Can't use the second phone GE model 25861GE3 5.8

Take the second handset and place it on the first phone base for 20 seconds.

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