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My S11 Plantronics Headset System is not working properly. I can hear callers but they cannot hear me and everything is hooked up correctly

I have a brand new phone and headset system and the headset is not working even though everything is connected correctly.

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best thing to connect a headset and take it out, that will trigger the function that it will come back to handset.

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sounds like the phone is defective

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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SOURCE: i connected my S11 plantronics

Most Cisco phones have a headset port where you can connect a headset using a special direct connect cable. This allows you to use your headset without touching the handset (receiver). However, when using an amplifier and headset combination, like the S11, you will need to connect through the HANDSET port. You disconnect the handset cable from the phone, connect the S11 cable into that port and connect the handset cable into the back of the S11 amplifier. Be sure to follow the illustrations on the back of the amplifier when connecting the cables. Also, adjust the configuration slide on the left of the amplifier for the best possible dial tone. Remember that in order to access a call or make a call, you will have to lift the handset off the phone and set it aside (switch hook needs to be activated).

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Posted on Jun 03, 2011

wb91
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SOURCE: I have the Plantronics S11

There are a couple of basic things to check first. You want to make sure the mute is turned off and your outgoing (mic) volume is loud enough (there is the speak level switch on the side and the speak volume control on top). Also, you want to make sure it is connected through the handset jack on the phone (generally it will not work through the headset jack on the phone). Finally you want to make sure it's configured right (scale located on the side).

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Posted on Jul 05, 2011

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SOURCE: I have tried all configurations


You need to remember a couple of things when using amplifiers and headsets. Normally they will not work if you connect them to a phone with cordless accessories. Also, you need to make sure that you're connecting the amplifier to the HANDSET jack on the phone (this requires removing the handset off of the phone to access an open line). Give that a try and you should be fine. If not, contact your retailer or Plantronics at 800-544-4660 x5538 for warranty service.

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Posted on Sep 01, 2011

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Make sure the Plantronics S11 headset is plugged into your handset jack on your phone, not the headset jack, this will make a difference on most phones. After plugging the S11 into the handset jack on your phone, you will need to pick up your handset receiver and sit it off to the side of the phone to place a call or to receive a call, after you are finished with your call sit the handset receiver back in the cradle on your phone.

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There are a couple of basic things to check first. You want to make sure the mute is turned off and your outgoing (mic) volume is loud enough (there is the speak level switch on the side and the speak volume control on top). Also, you want to make sure it is connected through the handset jack on the phone (generally it will not work through the headset jack on the phone). Finally you want to make sure it's configured right (scale located on the side).

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You need to remember a couple of things when using amplifiers and headsets. Normally they will not work if you connect them to a phone with cordless accessories. Also, you need to make sure that you're connecting the amplifier to the HANDSET jack on the phone (this requires removing the handset off of the phone to access an open line). Give that a try and you should be fine. If not, contact your retailer or Plantronics at 800-544-4660 x5538 for warranty service.

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Here are a couple of things you can try. I included the link for the user guide below.

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• Headset microphone boom aligned incorrectly. Align the headset boom with your mouth.
• The USB adapter is not set as the default Voice device. Use the Voice settings in Windows under Sounds and Voice Devices to select "Plantronics C610/C620" as the voice device.

Here is a link to the Plantronics C610 User's Guide.

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Most Cisco phones have a headset port where you can connect a headset using a special direct connect cable. This allows you to use your headset without touching the handset (receiver). However, when using an amplifier and headset combination, like the S11, you will need to connect through the HANDSET port. You disconnect the handset cable from the phone, connect the S11 cable into that port and connect the handset cable into the back of the S11 amplifier. Be sure to follow the illustrations on the back of the amplifier when connecting the cables. Also, adjust the configuration slide on the left of the amplifier for the best possible dial tone. Remember that in order to access a call or make a call, you will have to lift the handset off the phone and set it aside (switch hook needs to be activated).

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I can hear callers but they can't hear me through the headset. everything is hooked up properly.


Make sure the Plantronics S11 is plugged into the handset jack on your phone and not the headset jack. This will make a difference.

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Jan 22, 2011 | Plantronics S11 Headset

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There is only one setting on my headset where there isn't a loud tone and the other person can barely hear me. They say it sounds like I am far away. What can I do to fix it?


The Plantronics S11 headset system needs to be plugged into the handset jack on your phone not the headset jack. There is a jack on the back of the S11 system where the curly cord from your handset will plug into. That should fix your problem.

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Turn over the S11 base and insert the headset slot. This is at the top of the base. Remove the handset cord from your telephone base and plug into the handset jack (there will be a picture). Using the short cord that came with the S11, plug into the line jack on the back of your base and the other end into the slot on your telephone where you removed the handset cord. Plug the headset cord into the headset jack that is on your S11 base. Connect the the A/C power adapter to the S11 A/C jack and a wall outlet. Put on the headset. Press the handset/headset switch and pick up the handset off your telephone, set it aside to make calls. Slide the configuration switch (on the side of the S11 base) until you hear a clear dial tone.

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Plantronics S11 head set does not work: hooked up properly, but non of the configuration setting yield tone. At one setting, only after the line goes into fast bipping mode (off hook for a long time) I can...


The Plantronics S11 headset system is meant to plug into the handset jack on your phone not the headset jack. Check the connection on the S11 to make sure the handset jack is where it is plugged into at.

Here are a few suggestions from Plantronics if you are not getting a dial tone:

Make sure all cable connections are correct and firmly in place.

Pay special attention that handset cord is properly connected.

Ensure AC power adapter is connected and power is on.
Make sure you have pressed the headset button and the headset indicator is on.

Make sure the telephone handset is off-hook.

Adjust listen volume control.

Adjust the compatibility slide switch.

Ensure that the headset is centered on your ear.

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