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Phone handset display continuously showing

I knew someone had left me a message on the built in answering machine but when I got home the message light was not flashing, I pressed the message retrieve button anyway, which would normally tell that I had no messages. It started displaying "searching" on the base station handset and on the extension handset.I have rung home via my mobile but the handset does not ring but my mobile is getting a connection, and I cannot hear any dial tone when I pick up the handset. They are both firmly in the bases, the line is not faulty, I have tried turning it off and on, and a currently trying to run down the handset batteries but this is taking for ever. I have had to resort to my old phone as I rely on Callers as I am self employed

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Re: phone handset display continuously showing

Buy a new phone but not a VTECH piece of crap. Thier support sucks and you never talk to a person. It is all automatted.

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