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No dial tone in home. I have checked the cords

There is no dial tone from any phone in home.The phone clicks on and still has letters on the screen.I have checked cords and can find no problem.Thanks

my phone is a KX-TG2357S

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Unplug all phones and cords check each phoneindividually until u find the phone causing the problem, i had this problem a couple years ago and came to be one of the cord plugs..good luck..floyd

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Why does my panasonic cordless home phone have the error message "check tell line?"


I like to use an old corded phone to diagnose telephone line problems. First though, try a new telephone cord between the base and the phone jack. (This can be obvious to some but I once saw a person swap a handset cord (the coiled cord) and an RJ-11 cable.)

Next plug a different phone into the jack. If it gets a dial tone, the KXTGA470B needs service. (If it is out of warranty, it may be better to replace it.) If the second phone does not get a dial tone, try the spare phone at a different jack if there is one. If the phone gets a dial tone at this jack, your wiring to the jack or inside it is faulty. I'd check the jack first, unscrew the faceplate and look at the back of the unit. There are two types of jacks. One has all of the conductor wires connect to screw terminals. If any wire is broken, strip the shielding from a bit more of the wire. Then wrap the wire under the appropriate screw. The other type of jack is a keystone. If a wire is loose, you'll need a punch-down tool (available at many hardware stores in the wiring section). Do not strip the wire, just press a new section into the correct point on the keystone. See http://www.lanshack.com/wire_phone_jack.aspx for the pin assignments.

If there isn't another phone line jack or there is no dial tone at another jack, find where your telephone service comes in. Open the box and look inside. If you are lucky, the service will have an RJ-11 connection. Plug in your test phone and check for dial tone. If there is still no dial tone, call your phone company and tell them to fix it. (I've had mice chew wires in underground service.) It will be a free repair. If there is a dial tone here, you've confirmed an inside wiring issue. One thing to check while you are at the box: since you have multiple jacks, check that all of the wires connect to the box. We had our service upgraded and they forgot to wire one jack to the new service box. (It was obvious when we went to the box; the wire was just floating behind the house's vinyl siding.)

Next consider your service type, if you have DSL with your phone service, check the filter. Some phone companies have these inside the home and you are responsible for it. Lightning strikes nearby can damage them and interrupt the phone line. Otherwise, since you didn't see any breaks in the wires when you inspected them, you may want a professional to check the wiring. It's possible to have one broken conductor within the shielding. (One way to test this is to swap the wires at the service box and the jack. Most RJ-11 lines are 4 or 6 wires. Two wires are needed for each line. Use the diagram I linked to above and physically connect the R2 and T2 lines to the R1 pins.) Some telephone companies will do indoor repairs for a fee.

If the service box doesn't have an RJ-11 connection or you have an outside DSL filter, ask them to send someone out to physically check the service. (Just because their computer says it is up, doesn't mean it is. I've seen it happen.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(My preferred test phone is an old rotary unit. It never fails unlike some newer phones.)

Aug 01, 2014 | Panasonic KXTGA470B KX-TGA470B KX TGA470B...

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HELP?Why Does my telephone say connecting?


Most cordless phones will say connecting when the handset is out of range, the base has no power or the base does not have a dial tone.

I start my tests at the base and make sure that another phone (preferably an old corded phone) gets a dial tone at that jack. Try a new phone cord to check if the cable is bad. Check if the power brick for the base is warm and that the outlet has power. For some phones, you can reset them by unplugging the base and removing the battery from the handset. Then reconnect the battery and plug in the base. Check if the handset and base can communicate (try the Find Handset option). If needed re-register the handset.

If the test phone doesn't get a dial tone, then you need to find where you have a wiring problem. Try the test phone at another phone jack. If there is still no dial tone, find the telephone service box (where the phone line comes in). If you have a fairly new service, you will find an RJ-11 jack in the box. Plug in your test phone and check for a dial tone. If you have no dial tone, contact your phone company. They will come and fix the line for free. (If you can't use an RJ-11 cord at the service box, your phone company will test this outside connection.)

If there is a dial tone at the service box or at one jack and not another, it's an inside wiring problem. Look at any open wires (perhaps in the basement) for obvious damage. Open the jack and check for loose wires. (There are two types of jacks - one wraps the wire around a screw, the other requires a punch down tool to secure the conductors in the keystone. The conductors should be connected to the terminals in the correct order. To see a picture of the terminal connections that are used, see http://www.lanshack.com/wire_phone_jack.aspx . The punchdown tool is available at many home improvement stores in the wiring aisle.)

If your test phone had dial tone at the original jack and resetting the phone by disconnecting the power did not help, then the phone needs service. If it is under warranty, contact V-tech. Otherwise, you may be better off replacing the unit. These phones are not meant to be user serviced.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(if you add a comment with the model, then I will check if I can provide more details in my solution.)

Sep 28, 2011 | Vtech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Digital...

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What do you check when the phone lists a message of "Check TEL Line"? The phone cord in plugged in so I'm not sure where to go from here. I have a model DECT1480


Usually this means that the phone isn't detecting a dial tone. For diagnostic purposes, I like an old corded phone.

First try a new telephone cable between the jack and the phone. Then try the old phone and see if you have a dial tone. If you have a dial tone with the old phone but not the cordless, then the Uniden needs service. These phones are not designed to be fixed by the user. If the phone is under warranty, send it in. (see page 28 of the manual www.uniden.com/pdf/DECT1480-3om.pdf )

If neither phone gets a dial tone, check at another jack if you have several to see if the jack is the problem or if it is a more global problem. If the problem is at one jack, you may want to open the jack and check for a loose wire. Some wall plates hold the wires with screws; others use a keystone jack with the wires pressed into slots using a "punch down tool". Keystone jacks do not need the insulator removed from the individual wires. For the screw connectors, you do need strip the individual wires. The punch down tool is available at many hardware stores in the electrical section (for wiring homes for ethernet and other services).

If you do not have a dial tone at another jack, find where your telephone service comes into your home. Open the panel and identify how the connection is set up. Some use RJ-11 jacks. In that case, plug in your test phone and see if there is a dial tone at that point. If there is no dial tone, contact your phone company for service. There is a break in the wires coming into your home. The phone company will fix this for free. (If the service doesn't use an RJ-11 jack, you need a special adapter to test at this point. Your phone company technicians will have this.)

If there is a dial tone at the incoming service, you have a inside wiring problem. Check any visible phone wiring for damage to the insulation. If the problem is with wiring inside a wall past the jack, you will need a professional to track the break. Your phone company will fix this for a fee.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dec 29, 2010 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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My phone screen says check TEL line. I have two Uniden cordless phones and both of them have no dial tone.


First be sure you have dial tone at the jack. Use a corded phone to do this with. If you do have dial tone then be sure you have ac at the outlet that the transformer is plugged in to. If there is no dial tone at the jack...go to your interface box outside and check for dial tone there....if none call the phone company. If you do have dial tone then you need to check your wires to the jack...or have the phone company do it for you. If you don't have ac at the outlet....check your breaker box or have an electrician check for you.

Nov 07, 2010 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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How do I chance the names on an NEC phone


NAME DISPLAY
NOTE: Display Dterm
A name with up to 16 characters can be entered to display the name on
other Dterm telephones when making a call.
• Press Speaker key, Receive dial tone.
• Dial the Name Assignment access code and receive special dial tone.
• Using the keypad, depress the key with the desired letter to display the
first letter on the key. The
display will indicate the
numerical designation.
Subsequent depressions will
advance through the letters
on that key. The Dial Pad Key
TABLE can be used as a
guide to indicate the key and
the number of depressions required to display numbers, letters, spaces
and periods.
• When the desired letter is displayed, depression of the Transfer key will
change the letter to a lower case letter (default is upper case). Depress
the Hold key to enter that letter and advance to the next entry.
• Repeat the previous two steps until the desired name is displayed and
entered

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No Dial Tone


Dear Sanyte1226,
Double Check that all handsets are registered, and make sure that you don't have to many phones connected to the jacks throughout your home. If all fail, very slowly, make sure the phone is on speaker, and slowly move the telephone port into the jack SLOWLY like slower than slow motion. If you here clicking, keep pushing it in slowly until you here a dial tone. I know this has happened to me before.
Best of luck, The Writer.

Jun 02, 2009 | Uniden DXAI5188-2 Cordless Phone

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No dial tone


Please disconnect your cordless phones from telephone jacks throughout the home. The "line in use" is say that you have a short on the line, or a phone off the hook. So disconnect lines, then replug 1 corded phone in to check for dial tone. If working, continue to plug in 1 phone at a time(rechecking working one each time) to find the equipment that is causing you heartache.

Apr 21, 2009 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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Phone has a dial tone but will not dial


I would first verify that the line is good. Take a known good corded phone. YES corded phone !!! and try dialing with it and make sure it dials on the line every time. Also make sure that the Pulse/Tone setting is set for your service( there is still a few area without Touch Tone belive it or not)

Once you verify that the line is ok check each phone and take the defective ones back to where you bought them.

Dec 26, 2008 | Lands Phones

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Panasonic KX-FM220 fax machine does have a dial tone


I would double check your phone cord. There is usually 2 jacks in the back of the fax machine. 1 is for Line, and 1 is for phone.
Your phone cord should be hooked up in the LINE jack that goes to the wall.
I would also double check your phone cord on another phone to make sure the cord is good.
If you look at the clear connector that you plug into your wall and fax machine, does it have 4 copper/gold color wires contacts imbedded in the clear plastic connector?

Another thing to try, if you fax machine has a Line and a Phone connector, try plugging in a phone in the PHONE connector. Then hook up another phone cord going from the LINE to the WALL jack.
If you get a dial tone on your Phone, then you know you have it connected correctly. If no dial tone, then I would go back to the phone cord.
check those things and get back to me and I will see if I can help you with more suggestions.
Good luck.
Mac =)

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