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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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  • davidnolan3 Sep 13, 2008

    phone rings, when you answer two beeps, but nobody there, but it still works to call out

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with 2 of 4 phones unable to answer incoming calls. It is as if they have lost their connection to the base unit. Any ideas on how to fix?

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Same eact problem. I tried changing the battery but it did not help.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem. I can hear the base ringing, but the handset will not connect - in fact it reads 'connecting...' until the answer macine picks up. Bizarre. I see someone changed the batteries and it didn't work. I charge mine all the time.



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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 to access messages remotely

While you are away from your home or
office, you can use a touch-tone phone,
or a pulse (rotary) phone with a pocket
tone dialer (available through your local
RadioShack store) to enter your PIN and
do any of the following:
• set the phone to answer or not
answer calls
• listen to your messages
• record a new outgoing message
• erase messages
• monitor the room where the phone
is located
• You cannot remotely operate the
phone using its handset or another
telephone on the same line as the
• You can also listen to the message
recorded on Line 2 by making a call
to Line 1’s number (or vice versa).
If RING TIME is set to TS (toll-saver),
(see “Setting the Number of Rings” on
Page 15), the phone answers after three
rings if you have new messages (ones
you have not listened to). If there are no
new messages, the phone answers after
five rings. This gives you time to hang
up before the phone answers so you
can avoid unnecessary long-distance
Note: Toll-saver works only on the line
you called. If Line 1 has no new messages,
but Line 2 has one, the telephone
answers after five rings when you
call Line 1.
Follow these steps to operate the phone
from a remote location.
Note: If you wait more than 15 seconds
between keypresses, the phone sounds
a long beep and hangs up.
1. Dial your phone number and wait for
the phone to answer.
2. If the phone is not set to answer
calls, it answers after about 10 rings
and sounds a series of beeps.
3. When the outgoing message begins
(or the phone sounds a series of
beeps), press #, then enter your PIN
within 2 seconds.
If the PIN is correct, the phone announces
the day and time, then it announces
the number of new and old messages.
The phone plays all new messages,
then beeps about every two seconds to
let you know it is ready to accept remote
• If the phone does not respond, try
entering your PIN again. If you enter
an incorrect PIN three times, the
phone beeps and hangs up.
Remote Operation 27
• When the phone is operating from a remote location, it stops all answering functions
and rC appears on the display on the base. The phone resumes answering
functions when it is no longer in remote operation, if you have not turned it off.
• The remote playback of incoming messages is limited to 4 minutes. If you have
more messages after 4 minutes have passed, you must press # 2 again to listen
to the rest of the messages.
• When using remote operation, you can only delete the current message during
playback. You cannot delete all the messages stored at one time.
The following table shows the remote commands you can use.
Note: Remote operation stops when someone picks up the handset and presses either
LINE 1 or LINE 2 (whichever is flashing), or any phone on the same phone line.
Remote Commands
Press #
then (within
2 seconds:
Repeat current message during playback.
2 Play messages.
3 Skip current message during playback.
4 Delete current message during playback.
5 Stop playback, recording, and room monitoring.
6 Set the phone to answer or not answer calls.
7 Record or stop recording a new outgoing message.
8 Play the outgoing message.
9 Switch to the other line (Line 1 or Line 2).
0 Monitor the room where the phone is located for 15 seconds

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