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No dialtone Incoming calls-phone rings & caller can hear receiver but receiver cannot hear caller. If receiver does not pick up, answering machine does not take messages. Outgoing calls-no dialtone but caller can still dial out and receiver can hear caller but caller cannot hear person that was dialed.

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just set the amount of rings higher on the back of the phone and make sure all you old messages are deleted and also make sure its not set to do not disturb

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What this indicate means that your phone have been over power.

What you need to do to solve the phone problem is to carefully put off the the phone for some time allow it to relax it self for above five minute then put it on again.


Then you start to operate your phone again and it will resond to your command.

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Do you also have a telephone-company provided answering feature on your line (such as Verizon's home voice mail)? I've known other people who got this service as part of a package from their phone company without realizing it, and had just the same trouble. Your callers may be reaching that instead of your answering machine.

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All calls go directly to fax. Calls don't go to answering machine. I can't answer calls manually to speak with caller.

You seem to have chosen the correct answering mode which is ans/fax.Also pls check whether DRPD mode is correctly set .
It should be off in case your tel line does not have dual ring feature.

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