How do I change ringing to all handsets at the same time
I have a base and 5 handsets. When I get a call, they ring from one to the other, like a domino. But I have another phone number for my fax that rings the same line (called distinctive ring from the phone company), which stutters the ring so you know it's a call from the other phone number. Problem is it sounds no different when the calls rotate like this. Sounds right on a standard phone. So how do I change that ringing to be all at once for I can tell what type of call is coming in?
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Do you need to adjust the ringer volume of the base, the handsets or both? To set the ringer volume of the base, start with the phone in standby mode (no calls being made or received) then press Menu 4 times (the right-hand button in the row above the volume up/down buttons). You should hear the current ring volume and see it displayed on the LCD screen. Press Set (the left-hand button in the row above the volume buttons). Press Skip/FF or Repeat/RR (the buttons on either side of the Play button below the LCD screen) until the desired ring volume level is displayed. Press Set to save the setting. Press Play/Stop to exit the menu system. See page 38 of the manual (page 40 of the PDF above) for the directions.
To adjust the handset ringer volume, press the handset volume up or down buttons with the phone in standby. The last chosen ringer tone and volume will be saved. See page 16 (page 18 of the PDF). Sometimes, the handset will not ring after losing the security code that pairs it to the base. Remove the handset from the base. Press and hold Page on the base (between Set and Menu). While the handset is sounding the paging tone, replace the handset in the base. Leave the handset in the base until the flashing stops (more than 5 seconds). See page 47 of the manual.
Just set the ringing volume to off.
You can choose from four ringer volume settings (off, low, medium, and high) separately on each handset or the base.
With the phone in standby, press or on the handset or VOLUME or VOLUME on the base. The handset or base sounds the ringer at that level. Use on the handset or VOLUME on the base to make the ringer volume louder. Use on the handset or VOLUME on the base to make it softer or turn it completely off.
Note: If you set the ringer volume to Off, the handset or base won't ring. Other handsets or base will ring according to their individual settings
Check cable conections from phone box on wall to base unit, make sure that the conectors are fully inserted. If possible plug a different phone into box to make sure that line is working. Hope this helps
Base unit ringer tone (use either the handset or the base unit) Make sure the base unit is not being used. Setting the base unit ringer tone by using the 4 Select the desired ringer tone by pressing [d] or [B]. • The handset will ring and the ringer tone will change. If the ringer volume has been turned off, the handset will not ring • You can also select the ringer tone by pressing  to . 5 Press Save, then press [OFF]. Press VOLUME [<] or [>], then select the desired ringer tone by pressing  to .  to  : Bell ringer patterns  to  : Melody patterns • After pressing VOLUME [<] or [>], the base unit will ring using the current ringer tone. • The base unit will ring and the ringer tone will change. • To stop ringing, press [STOP]. 1 Press [MENU]. 2 Scroll to “Initial setting” by pressing [d] or [B], then press Select. 3 Scroll to “Set base unit” by pressing [d] or [B], then press Select. 4 Press Select at “Ringer tone”. 5 Select the desired ringer tone by pressing [d] or [B]. • The base unit will ring and the ringer tone will change. If the base unit ringer volume has been turned off, the base unit will not ring • You can also select the ringer tone by pressing  to . 6 Press Save, then press [OFF].
This Can Be Found On Page 17 And 18 Of The User Guide.
If You Do Not Have The User Guide It Can Be Downloaded Here http://support.radioshack.com/support_phones/doc73/73355.pdf
Similar issue - brand new phone - but incoming calls (skype or
landline) would ring - and then nothing, and outgoing calls the handset
would just reset.
The handset would just lose signal constantly (less than 2 meters from the base station).
The phone shipped with the latest software - but eventually I
reinstalled it - no change, then de-registered the handset, powered everything down and re-registered the
handset and that *seems* to have done it .....
1 - reflash / re-install latest software from philips website (even if the phone already has the same version)
2 - de-register handset (follow instructions)
3 - unplug base station and remove batteries from handset
4 - turn on base station, put batteries in handset
5 - re register handset (follow instructions in manual)
It may have lost the link to the base unit. Make a note of all the personal details, stored number, etc., then reset the handset. Do this by pressing the spanner button until the display changes, then press and hold the 'R' (delete) button until the handset resets. You'll have to set it up again, but at least it will link. Spanner then 1 for ringtone, CID for volume. Spanner then 2 for keypad bleep, 1=off, 2=on. both cases press spanner to confirm changes.