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Trouble dialling out - swamped by 'please insert coins on answer' message

Hi - I've got a BT Contour 50 Payphone and as I dial, after 3 or 4 digits the message 'please insert coins on answer' appears in the display, preventing the dialling of the rest of the phone number. 100 and 999 dial ok, though. Phone's been reset several times, same result. Any ideas or is it a software glitch and the phone's toast?

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