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OUT OF SERVICE MESSAGE

I have an ATT 2255 2.4 GHz cordless phone - lost a handset so found a used 2255 on ebay that appears to be in good condition. When I ry to charge replacement handset I get out of service message one one phone and the other a garbled message??? Does anyone know if the replacement handsets will work - both phone systems are model 2255. What does out of service mean ? Manual says nada about it. Thanks! J

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  • jw2626 Feb 16, 2008

    Advice was very helpful. ZGot the phones to work but the old set/base and the new set/base won't talk to each other...so we will use them as separate units and both still work independently. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I can use my internet on my phone but every time i go make a call my phone keeps saying that the handset is blocked for this service. What does that mean?

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Hi J,

Apparently that one from Ebay looks nice but has issues (not uncommon). If you took it out of the box, charged it fully and its has garbled audio, then the handset or the base is defective, or both, but at least at this point you can get a handset to "communicate" with the base and the "in/use light turns on, when you try to access a line,correct? . If you get the "out of service" message when trying to "move" the "ebay" handset to the other base, it sounds as if the base station and handsets are "coded" and were married together at the factory and one handset won't interchange with anothers base. However, try this before you go the repair service route, or roll the dice with another fine product off EBay :). Unplug and power down both bases, the one from Ebay and your old one. Take the Ebay handset and set it in the charging cradle of your old base. Power up and wait three minutes. Plug dial tone in and give it a try. If it still says "no service" , and won't light the "in/use" light when you try to use it then it won't work with your base, or/and your old handset you lost is somewhere near and is still communicating with its base. Now if you lost your handset weeks ago, then the odds that it is still alive are pretty slim. But I have heard handsets in the warehouse beep for days til their battery dies. You can google cordess telephone repair for service. Good Luck. CG

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