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I cannot answer calls - the base has the message "answer off"

The phone was working fine and then suddenly it wasn't. I was using or at least had the handset in my hand, but the message is on the base.

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The phone apparently fixed itself. After not working correctly for a couple of days, this morning it was functioning like it was 3 days ago. I get a dial tone, and the caller ID works. I have no idea why.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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