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5808 drops call and starts searching for base

My hand sets will drop calls half way through a conversation and start searching for base. Also they seem to drop all the battery charge instantly at that time. I have experienced this problem with 5 different hand sets. Anyone please have a solution ???

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Same problem - call drops and handset keeps trying to search for base

  • bvassale Sep 26, 2008

    So disturbing! Happens all the time!

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Got a wireless router? Change channels on the router off Ch6, the default channel and that may help your phone communication to the base station. I have had wireless phone customers lose their wifi when their phone rings, same frequency or intereference on that frequency.

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