I have the ELBT595 system and my ELX500 handset is damaged. I don't really wantto purchase the same handset because It's very low on quality. I will prefer topurchase the TCX905 instead. I don't have a land line attached to the phone,the only line that I use is two cell phone lines transmited to the base bybluetooth. It is possible make a call with this TCX905 handset using my actualcell phone lines? Can I chose what line I want to use with the TCX905 hand set?What options I will loose if I purchase this handset?
From uniden regarding your base station: "This expandable base system is
compatible with Uniden handset models ELX500, TCX400, TCX440, and
TCX805. However, only the ELX500 is compatible the base system's
Bluetooth and CellLink features."
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The instructions are on page 76 of the user booklet: Press the answer on/off button, which is that little button with the circle and line through the top of the circle. Then press the line 1 or line 2 button. Then it should announce "Answering system is off".
By the way, Radio Shack has discontinued this model and additional handsets are not available. However, the handsets are the same as the Uniden TCX905, which are available.
If the handsets are not currently registered to any base, the SYSTEM RESET menu won't appear.
If the TCX905 handsets in question are actually expansion handsets from another Uniden Phone System, they are not true TCX905 handsets. To verify, remove the battery cover and battery, then look at the inside label. If it lists the model of a TRU9xxx phone system, your handsets are NOT TCX905.
Uniden unfortunately has programmed the expansion handsets from SINGLE LINE TRU9xxx phone systems to NOT REGISTER against the TRU9466. (Those same handsets register fine against predecessor model TRU8866 though).
The brillian people at Uniden don't feel it necessary to provide this type information in their manuals. You have to trial and error to find it, but what can you do. All you have to do to reset the base unit itself is to unplug the power, then while holding down the delete key, plug it back in. Hold the delete button down until you hear a beep, which indicates it has reset. Now you can readd handsets and they will start at 1.
1. First, remove the battery cover on your unregistered TCX905 and look
under the battery to confirm that you indeed purchased a TCX905 because
some Uniden handsets were packaged as 905's but were not.
2. Take the fully charged unregistered 905 to the base unit TRU9496.
3. On the TRU 9496 base unit press "Menu" then select "Registration" and press OK
4. You should get the message "press the # key on the remote handset".
5. Depress the "#" key on the unregistered 905 and it should register.
Same manual as lethean provided on a similar post but Page 24 if the previously used Base is Unavailable and your phone shows "Deregistration" in the Menu.
Base Unavailable (Handset Only)
To clear the base registration data in the handset, please follow these steps:
Press and hold  and [#] for more than 5 seconds. Select the BASE UNAVAILABLE submenu.
BASE UNAVAILABLE appears. Move the cursor to select YES, and then press the OK soft key.
ARE YOU SURE? appears. Move the cursor to select YES. Press the OK soft key.
Check the handset battery -- if there is a slight "bulge" on one side (ie: not COMPLETELY flat) then the problem is with the battery. I had that problem and had to order a new one. That said, I just installed the new battery, and while it now charges, the handset won't connect to the base unit. The base unit works (tried the speakerphone), but there is not connection between base and handset.