The phone won't ring all of a sudden. The caller id works. Th backlight keeps lighting up every few seconds. And sometimes the screen says "car kit" on it. Did I hit a wrong button? How can I get rid of the car kit mode and get the phone to ring again? Thanks
This is an old post but in case anybody searches and finds it...The infamous "car kit" mode on LG phones is a problem I had. Your service provider will claim the phone got wet (they will look at indicators in the battery compartment and on the battery itself that turn blue in the presence of moisture. Trouble is, they will eventually turn blue just from humidity even if the phone wasn't given a bath). Search the web; there are one or two forum threads with many suggested solutions (such as resetting error codes in the service menu, scrubbing out the battery connector with a toothbrush, plugging/unplugging the actual car kit connector, etc.). None of these suggestions gave a permanent fix (YMMV) for me and I eventually bought a new phone.
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unplug the one that gets caller ID and one more. Do you get caller ID on the remaining phone? Caller ID is sent between the first and second ring, as well as the second and third ring. It may be that the other phones require that 2nd Caller ID signal and you've answered it elsewhere.
I am assuming that the other phones have a display and are Caller ID capable phones. Can you post the model numbers of the phones that don't get Caller ID? We can then try to locate a user guide for them.
Did you fully charge your phone? - Make sure you fully charge for 16-24 hours .
Is the battery old? - Replace the battery.
Is the electrical outlet switch turned on? - If you are using AC (electrical) power, make sure that the unit is connected to a non-switched electrical outlet.
Are the connecting wires tight - Unplug the AC power converter from the unit and plug it back in.
Do you have CallerID service with your telephone company - In order to receive CallerID records, you must subscribe to the standard name and number CallerID service available through your local telephone company. If the CallerID works for normal calls but not on Call waiting calls, then you must contact your phone company to get the combined CID/CW service.
CallerID shows up after second ring - Be sure to wait until the second ring before answering. CallerID signals comes through after the first ring, if caller pick ups phone too soon CallerID signal will not be transmitted to the handset.
Confirm that callerID is still working on that particular line by checking another phone on the same line - If CallerID is not coming through contact your phone company provider.
If this does not fix your problem, contact your authorized Service Center.*
I don't think the problem is the FSK vs. DTMF. The manual even states that the caller ID is generally received after the second ring. This is true in America. I lived in India for four months and I never ran into the problem there so... I just can't say how your provider sends the caller ID. It may be that the line is being interfered with. Do you have a DSL line attached to the same device. If so make sure that there is a filter between you phone and its connection.
I am assuming that you tested your line with the other equipment connected to the same location. You may want to reduce the problem to the simplest configuration by connecting directly to the line only no other equipment. If it works add the other equipment until the caller ID stops again. Then you know what is interfering. If you have a monitor set you could listen to the DTMF being sent make sure it is coming between the first and second ring. It is audible if it is there. If you are answering on the first ring you will not see caller ID you have to wait till after the second ring then you should see it, If BSNL is sending the same as American systems. Good luck Z
Hi trinigirl, You should not have to do anything to make the caller id information come through. There is no programming to perform for the regular caller id identification on your display after the second ring (it takes at least one ring cycle for the digital information to pass through). Your model also has the talking caller id function, which will announce in English the callers name or a custom name you can prepare in the phone book of handset number 1. With all that said, you are not getting caller id showing after the second ring, then your phone is bad (which is pretty rare for this symptom), or your phone line still does not have caller id activated. To troubleshoot your problem you need another phone line with working caller id and/or a different phone that is known good to pass caller id. That way you can interchange the phones/lines to see if it is your line or your phone. My guess it is your line somehow, though I have fixed phones that won't pass caller id, but rarely. If it is your phone, try rebooting it, thats about all you can do short of sending it in for repair. Let me know how it goes. CG
Save your contacts to the phone. Personalized caller ID only works from the phone, not the sim. Go to contacts then press the contact name once to select it. Press the menu button (bottom left) on phone and scroll to 'copy to phone'. You should see the caller name when they ring then.
(I bought a sim back-up device so that I can keep the sim clear. If caller information is on both the phone and sim it gets listed twice in your contacts).