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Re: Hearing the phone when another phone if off the hook.
Your having what is called "line loss". The telephone signal is not strong enough to power multiple units. You should use the hold feature, or turn your volume up, or use the conference feature, but the best solution is to put it on hold if you can.
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I would try to locate a service center close to you and either take it in , send it in or buy a different make and check the sound quality before buying . personally I have to use speaker phone on mine as hearing has gone somewhere else too old and stubborn to buy a hearing aide at there prices
caller id does not work when you are on the phone. You have to have teh line open, caller ID is only one line and only allows you to switch back and forth, the answering machine is not hearing teh call only you are.
Sounds like the answering machine is picking up the telephone line and not releasing it.
Hence the busy signal, cause the answering machine has the line off hook. It's like leaving your telephone off hook, the next caller will get a busy signal...
The answering machine might be bad... have you noticed that you were talking on the phone and hung up then the next call would be the busy signal? Maybe test this out.
Do you have the correct voltage to the answering machine, too much power or too little power can do funny things to telephone equipement.
It is your phone answering machine that must pick up in three rings or less.
Therefore 4 is too much. I would not limit number for fax machine itself.
On receipt of fax sometimes seems like it will not work when answering machine picks up in the middle. However, leave it and it will work. Sometimes sender will hear your answering machine and cancel as well. So try to ensure they don't give up at other end as well.
no, this machine does not have a message center. the only way is to hook an actual answering machine up to the "ext" jack on your fax. set fax to answer on 1-2 rings, and set your answering machine to answer on at least 4 rings, and set your fax receive mode to "tad" which means telephone answering device.
Thanks for the opportunity to help with your problem. If you also have voice mail through your phone service provider, it's possible that while you are on the phone, the incoming call is "waiting" (meaning you are hearing a beep while you are still talking assuming you have call waiting). If you don't pick up the incoming call, your caller will hear your "voice mail" message and leave a message. However, your answering machine will not indicate that you have a message.
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