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Can't answer phone

Phone rings butwhen you try to answer it, it just beeps twice. You can call out but you can't answer. Two of 4 phones having this problem. How can I fix them?

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I cannot answer the phone without pressing the incoming call button that is flashing. I want to be able to answer the phone just by picking up the phone.

From the phone, don't pick up the handset and press PROGRAM 99 then dial 22 and press STORE. Here's a problem. By default, that's what it's supposed to be and if it beeps twice when you press STORE, you didin't change it. Pick up the handset and drop it back down to exit programming.

In order to have incoming line preference, your phone has to be RINGING :-) So, if the first program didn't work, you need to see your system manager to program your phone to ring. Or find an installation manual on the internet.


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I recently got this old "Panasonic Easa Phone KX-T2835" from a thrift store and my phone only rings twice before my answering machine picks up. How can I make my phone wait till 4 or 5 rings before it...

Have you tried erasing all the (incoming) messages on the machine? Does that let it ring the full 4-ring-cycle before it picks up?

It's been years since I owned one of these, but there should be a switch (on the side of the unit?) for a feature called "toll saver" If you find this, switch it off.

The idea was from the days of payphones -- if the machine had no messages, it would ring 4 times before it picks up. If there were messages, it would pick up after one ring (or sometimes two)

If you were out on the town and wanted to check your messages, you'd put your dime in a payphone and call home. If it rang three times, you can hang up the payphone and get your dime back, knowing there's no message to check.

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Increase number of phone rings

If you have subscribed to Bell Answer, just lift the receiver and dial *94. After the beeps, enter the number of rings you want before it answers. You will hear a double beep, then hang up. Your rings will have been changed to the number you selected. Repeat as required.

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Need phone to ring more than twice before going to message

CLICK HERE for your owners manual in PDF format.

However the model # is for an external handset (add-on)
The number of rings is set on the base.

Please post the Model # of the actual Base unit for help on the answering machine.

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How do you forward a phone call from this phone to a cell phone?

to forward calls...go to your phone service providers website and help section for complete instructions...
with most companies simply pick up the phone... wait for dial tone... press *72 wait for 2 beeps and enter the number (area code first) that you would like it to forward to...once you enter the number wait for the line to ring... once it rings and is answered you are all set!
if it doesnt ring or is in use.. try again within two should hear two short rings if it is activated...
to deactivate call forwarding...
pick up the phone (in the office)
wait for dial tone and dial *73 or #73
you will hear two short beeps... it is then off..

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External Answering Machine Hook up with M7310

Even though the plug that plugs into the wall on an M-7310 looks like the same plug that the answering machine has, it's function is completely different. The information passed on the single pair of wires is enough to make a 24 button 10 button or 8 button system phone work, has no ringing voltage or dial tone for a single line device like your answering machine.

A Nortel system has ports that have that information, but most likely the answering machine was installed BEFORE the phone system lines, which means it only answered the first line.

Try plugging your answering machine into the EXACT location it was before.


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Change te number of rings

I need to change how many rings it takes my system to answer . It is set for attendant , I need it to answer after 5 rings . I need this changed because I now have a answering service that is set up though my phone provider verizon to call forward after 4 rings Lucent partner 18d

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Cant get ring tone or phones to work

This question was posted on the troubleshooting page for the VT-9118. This answer is specific to this model; other models have slightly different sequences.
The VT-9118 can use one of 4 different ring tones, and can be turned off. 

To reset your ring tone: 
  1. Remove the handset from the base. 
  2. Press PROG. You should hear a single short beep.
  3. Press #.  You should hear a single short beep. 
  4. Press a number 1 through 4. You should hear a long "ring" tone (it might be startling!). You can try other numbers from 1 to 4 to hear them all.  
  5. Press MEM to confirm your ring. You will hear a medium beep. 
To turn the ringer off, follow the same instructions, but choose number 5. 
Hope this helps you. If you need for information, you can download the user manual from 

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Just recently the Innovage LED touch screen phone stopped ringing. It has worked perfectly as a home office phone since Oct. 2005. Cannot find anything in the tiny manual to correct this problem.

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