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I have a GE Cordless 5.8 gigahertz handset and digital answerer. I can see the red light flashing during an incoming call, but hear no dial tone and no ringing. I just replaced the battery. The handset either says "READY" TALK" or "UNAVAILABLE", but I cannot dial outgoing calls. I can receive audio messages on the answerer, but no dial tone, no ring, and not able to dial outgoing calls!

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  • anewearth Mar 05, 2008

    The bill is paid. It's not just incoming calls. The handset will not dial for outgoing (says UNAVAILABLE) and there is no audible dial tone. I can call in to this phone, leave and retrieve messages. Just can't call out or dial.

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Hi anewearth,

With the indulgence of Compurepair, ivofreax10 and ser71....

If I understand your concern right, on your GE Cordless:
1. red light flashing onincoming call,
2. replaced the battery;
3. displays "READY", "TALK" or "UNAVAILABLE";
4. receive audio messages on the answering machine;
5. receive incoming calls.

But
a. no dial tone;
b. no ringing;
b. no dial out.

Things you can try:
i. unplug the base from the mains for over an hour to reset the system;
ii. once powered back, place the handset to the base unit's cradle for half a minute to "pair" the two. Pls try redoing the setup steps again;
iii. check if your home telephone wiring uses the 4 wire. the GE to my understanding is 2 wire only. If you have used the phone previously without this issue, pls disregard.
iv. if the handset battery is new, pls try charging overnight.
v. verify/try that this is the only phone connected to your phoneline;
vi. verify that Ringer in the handset is set to ON.

Resetting the system can and may delete all stored information.
If all else fails you may need to contact GE at 1-800-448-0329.


Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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Please download it
http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/25942GE2_IB.pdf
Sergio

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The only wrong thing is that the internet is off or one of your cables is not plugged in correctly.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

  • Ivo Dicarlo Mar 06, 2008

    If I understand your concern right, on your GE Cordless:
    1. red light flashing onincoming call,
    2. replaced the battery;
    3. displays "READY", "TALK" or "UNAVAILABLE";
    4. receive audio messages on the answering machine;
    5. receive incoming calls.

    But 
    a. no dial tone;
    b. no ringing;
    b. no dial out.

    Things you can try:
    i. unplug the base from the mains for over an hour to reset the system;
    ii. once powered back, place the handset to the base unit's cradle for half a minute to "pair" the two. Pls try redoing the setup steps again;
    iii. check if your home telephone wiring uses the 4 wire. the GE to my understanding is 2 wire only. If you have used the phone previously without this issue, pls disregard.
    iv. if the handset battery is new, pls try charging overnight.
    v. verify/try that this is the only phone connected to your phoneline;
    vi. verify that Ringer in the handset is set to ON.

    Resetting the system can and may delete all stored information. 
    If all else fails you may need to contact GE at 1-800-448-0329.


    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Hi,

Did you pay the Bill ?

this seems as if it,s incoming calls only. Check the line with an alternative Phone. This will verify the lines good. And eliminate that One.
Also check if theres A Tone/Pulse setting.
This can also have adverse effects.
If this is on an adaptor fitting with internet access, try removing the adaptor, and plugging the phone direct into the Socket.
Or try the phone on a seperate or diferent Socket.

Hope This helps.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Mar 05, 2008

    Hi,

    the paid the bill, was a little humour.

    I,ll assume you tried all my suggestions, as too having a faulty wall/jack socket.

    The lines travel 2 ways in and out.

    I was trying to establish that it is definately a phone fault, and not a line fault.

    One of our experts will assist you further.

    Keep Smiling :)

    It,s a beautiful Day Tommorow.



    Mike @ Compurepair.

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