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Caller id and ringer

Caller id will not display anything and also both phones will not ring in. Any suggestions?

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Re: caller id and ringer

I just unplugged the phone from the power and the phone-line for about 2 mins. and it reset itself!!!

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Re: caller id and ringer

Do you have a dial tone? Do any other phones show caller id? do any other phones ring? Have you programmed the phones? Really need more information in order to help.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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How do I turn the ringer on, on the handset?

Press program/mute button to confirm and you may program the following items: Set Language, Handset Name, Ringer Tone, Ringer Volume, Message Alert, Ring To Answer, Security Code, VIP Melody, Key Tone, Audio Predial, Vibrate Ringer, Area Code, Tone/Pulse, Registration, Deregistration and Default Setting.
Ringer Volume
From the Handset Setup Menu:1. Press the caller ID-volume ( 6 or 5) button to scroll to the RINGER VOLUME sub-menu.
2. Press program/mute button to enter the menu. SET RINGER 1HI 2LOW 3OFF shows in the display.
3. Use the touch tone pad on the handset to select 1, 2or 3, or use the caller ID-volume ( 6 or 5) button to scroll to your selection. HI is the default setting.
4. Press the program/mute button to save your selection. You will hear a confirmation tone and the new volume setting shows in the display.
NOTE: If you turn the ringer OFF, the ringer off icon shows in the display.

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How do you turn off talking caller ID on panasonic kx-tg4032?

This feature lets you know who is calling

without looking at the display.

To use this feature, you must:

- subscribe to a Caller ID service of

your service provider/telephone


- turn this feature on (page 24).

When caller information is received, the

handsets and base unit announce the

caller's name or phone number received

from your service provider/telephone

company following every ring.

The unit announces in English only.

L Name pronunciation may vary. This

feature may not pronounce all names


L Caller ID service has a limit of how

many characters can be displayed. If

the caller's name is too long, the

handset may not be able to display or

announce the entire name.

L The announcement is heard at the

same level as the ringer volume (page

16, 23).

L If you turn on the answering system

and set the number of rings "2

rings" (page 36), the unit does not

announce the caller information. If

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If I turn off the ringer does this also turn off caller ID?

Turning off the ringer won't affect the caller ID display. All that happens when you turn off the ringer is that the phone doesn't make noise any more. The ringing signal and caller ID information from the phone company still will reach the phone.

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Set call rings

From the manual:

1. Press the CALLER ID-VOLUME ( 6 or 5) button to scroll to the RINGER VOLUME sub-menu.
2. Press mute/menu OK button to enter the menu. SET RINGER LEVEL 5 shows in the display.
3. Use the CALLER ID-VOLUME ( 6 or 5) button to scroll to your selection. LEVEL 5 is the default setting.
4. Press the mute/menu OK button to save your selection. You will hear a confirmation tone and the new volume setting shows in the display.

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Not sure it this is a solution for ALL your problems, but...

I had a similar issue: Phone rings, caller ID info displays then seems to hesitate, then displays only "INCOMING CALL."

The issue seemed to be caused by interference with other devices on the same line (in my case, an alarm system).

Tech support had me change a setting on my TRU9466 base unit (this is one of the PowerMax 5.8ghz models). This is how we did it step-by-step on the base unit:

select LINE 1
switch to TYPE B

This seems to have solved the Caller ID "interference" issue -- my Caller ID now displays as it should. The Tech Support person suggested trying that TYPE A/TYPE B setting on "OFF" if TYPE B didn't solve the problem, but thankfully, it did.

Now Cheryl, it sounds like your issue is more involved than this -- I didn't have any connection problems -- but perhaps they're related -- you might try my solution.

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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

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