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Phone won't ring with incoming calls

My phone won't ring with incoming calls and the answering machine won't pick up ,but I can call out.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    i had a virgin sim card in my mobile phone and it could take incoming calls but then i switched to 02 and it now doesnt appear to work so going ae ******* answer me haha.

  • Maurice B Thomas
    Maurice B Thomas May 11, 2010

    Are you using a Voice Over Internet Protocol service?


    If you are, you should know that a normal telephone used for land line service requires approximately 90
    volts to ring your phone (ringer voltage) which is further split by the number of instruments you have connected
    to that particular line, which is unfortunate for those who actually believe that a computer which is based
    on voltages from 5-12 volts DC will supply to multiple instruments where the ringer circuit has not been pared
    down to the level of voltage tolerable by an intervening circuit board, such as your laptop or desktop motherboard
    so, if you are using a cellular level ringer circuit, it will work or if your VOIP is supplied by a wired cable service., but not necessarily if supplied by other services, unless there is, in the device itself, (after the circuit leaves the
    motherboard) a step up alternator circuit which will supply the necessary voltage without blowing away the mortherboard.

    This is why I ask.


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You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer.
TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2.
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* FaxTel (unit with handset model only)

The HP Fax automatically answers all incoming calls using the Rings to Answer setting. If the call is a fax call, the HP Fax will receive the fax. If the call is a voice call, the HP Fax will create a special ring to indicate it is a voice call. The incoming voice call will need to be answered using the attached handset.

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  2. Press <Menu>.
  3. Press the right or left arrow button to select [Receive mode settings], then press the <OK> button.
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Select the receive mode according to your needs.
Receive mode
Purpose
FAX/TEL AUTO SW When you want to receive faxes automatically as well as voice calls. FAX ONLY MODE When you want to receive only faxes automatically with your machine, or have a dedicated telephone line for FAX use only. DRPD When you have subscribed to a DRPD service with your telephone company. MANUAL MODE When you receive mainly voice calls and sometimes faxes, or want to receive faxes manually. ANS.MACHINE MODE When you want to receive voice messages on your answering machine and receive faxes automatically. FAX/TEL auto switch
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  • If you want the telephone to ring when it receives a fax, connect a telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings.
  • The phone attached to the machine may not ring depending on the telephone type you are using.

FAX only
FAX * :
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You will not be able to answer the call. * If you want the telephone to ring, connect the telephone to your machine and enable the Incoming ring settings in RX settings menu.


DRPD
FAX :
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Manual RX
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Ans. machine connect
FAX :
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  • The entire message should be no longer than 15

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