I have an older Polycom Soundstation (7 years old) For some reason, on the keyboard, I can only get a rotary tone, instead of a pulse tone, and I can't find out to get to pulse.
I've punched about every button I can think of, have taken the phone apart, and there is no switch for me to choose....I think it's got to be some password on the keyboard that I have to program.....any thoughts
There are three ways that a SoundStation can be changed from tone to pulse, which depends on when the unit was manufactured.
1. Pressing the Keys 3&Vol + simultaneously, will toggle between Pulse and Tone while the unit is in On Hook Mode (off).
2. Pressing the Keys *&MUTE simultaneously, will toggle between Pulse and Tone while the unit is in On Hook Mode (off).
3. Operation done by DIP switches.
On the bottom of the SoundStation, in the lower left hand corner of the large sticker may be a small silver sticker. Underneath that sticker are 4 DIP Switches. Switch number 4 is for tone and pulse,ON being tone, and OFF being pulse. Do not change the other three swithces as this could render the phone inoperable.
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I assumed your old-fashioned phone works in Pulse (Rotary) mode only. Maybe the Tel Company or the Private Tel Exchange in your house supports only DTMF (Dual-tone Multi frequency) or MF (Multi Freq.) tone.
time is done at the attendant console (more than likely 100).
Dial  on the dial pad. A confirmation tone will sound.
Enter date and time as follows: YYMMDDHHMM
YY = Year (00-99)
MM = Month (01-12)
DD = Day (01-31)
HH = Hour (00-23)
MM = Minute (00-59)
When the correct number of digits are entered, a confirmation tone will sound.
Press the ON/OFF button to OFF to update the display.
I think you ought to start with the proper manual and a proper phone.
The XE series systems were made in the 90's, about 5 or 6 years after your 616x. They took advantage of the new phones, with display, and the 66xx and 67xx series sets. Your 616 uses the 64xx and old 35xx sets. So, which phones are you using? Start on page 47 of this manual http://public.carl.airpost.net/Comdial/Executech%20XE%20System%20Manual.pdf and make sure you program the ports on pdf page 58 (pgm 61) according to the phone types you have. Once you properly define the pones, everything will start to behave.
From the Handset Setup Menu: 1. Press the caller ID-volume ( 5 or 6) button to scroll to the TONE PULSE sub-menu. 2. Press mute/program button to enter the menu. TONE/PULSE 41TONE 2PULSE shows in the display. The default setting is “1 TONE”. 3. Use the touch-tone pad or caller ID-volume ( 5 or 6) to enter 1 TONE or 2 PULSE. 4. Press the mute/program button to confirm. You will hear a confirmation tone and your selection shows in the display.
I have a similar Panasonic phone (KX_TGA101S). Someone must have inadvertently changed the dial mode on you. Here is how you change it on mine, which should be similar to yours. Hit the Menu button. Scroll down to "Set tel line" and hit the Menu Button (OK). If it isn't displayed, scroll to "Set Dial Mode" and hit the Menu Button. Select Tone instead of Pulse and hit the Menu Button. That should do it.
The issue isn't exactly resolved. This appears to be due to an incompatibility of the Polycom Se-225 on our Meridian 1 phone system. But Converse handsets with MWI work fine. I have a partial solution by disabling the lamp (LPD on class-of-service), while leaving MWA setting. This allows the interrupted dial-tone when the user lifts the handset.
I had the same problem and my hubby managed to reset the phone by simply unplugging it from the electical network. Just wait for few minutes (the date goes back to 1 Jan 2005), then plug it again and try to dial a number. It should work.
If the 900MHZ phone is Model 26928M programming for rotary dial usually goes like below, can't hurt to try on any model.
This adjustment allows you to select tone (touch-tone) or pulse (rotary) mode dialing. The phone is pre-set for
touch-tone use. To set to tone or pulse dialing:
1. Press and hold the program button for two seconds. You will hear a beep.
2. Press the *tone button to select Tone Dialing or press #pause to select Pulse Dialing.
3. Press the program button again. You will hear a confirmation tone.