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How do I turn off the Talking Caller ID on my phone?
To turn off Talking Caller ID on the base;
Press [MENU] [#] [*]   
Press the [?] or the [?] button to turn the base Caller ID on or off.
Press [ SAVE ]
To turn off Talking Caller ID on one of the handsets;
Press [MENU] [#]   .
Press the [?] or the [?] button to turn the handset Caller ID on or off.
Press [ SAVE ]
Note that the base and each handset are programmed individually.
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.
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