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Adding call waiting as a feature to your telephone can help you take
calls that you are waiting for without having to stay off the phone
until that important call comes in. With call waiting, you get a beep
when you are on another call to let you know that another call is
coming in. If you want to take the call, you follow the simple steps
outlined in this article.
call waiting from your phone provider if you do not already have it.
Cal waiting works best with caller ID features that give you the phone
number and name of the person calling you. Phone numbers that have
blocked numbers or use *67 to mask their caller ID will not show up on
a call when your phone rings. While you are talking on the phone and
hear a beep, you are receiving another phone call. Using your caller ID
function, whether it's on your answering machine or on your handset for
the telephone, see who is calling you. If you want to talk to them,
quickly press your "talk" button to put the other call on hold or
disconnect. Press "talk" again to take the incoming call.
the other phone call if you do not want to terminate the call you are
on. The new call coming in may go to your answering machine. Or if you
have the call back feature on your telephone, you can simply call *69.
Your phone will dial the number of the person whose call you just
call waiting as politely as you can. You might tell someone who you are
talking to that you are expecting an important call and may have to
terminate the call abruptly. Call waiting calls should be answered as
quickly as you can. After four rings, most phone calls go right to the
machine or people hang up. Promise to call your first caller back if
you have to interrupt the call
I have just purchased the Shift3 Talking Caller ID Phone. For some reason, the talking caller ID function does not work, i.e., no announcement is made identifying the number of the person calling. The "Set 8 Speech" is set "on". Any suggestions to getting this to work?
Hi trinigirl, You should not have to do anything to make the caller id information come through. There is no programming to perform for the regular caller id identification on your display after the second ring (it takes at least one ring cycle for the digital information to pass through). Your model also has the talking caller id function, which will announce in English the callers name or a custom name you can prepare in the phone book of handset number 1. With all that said, you are not getting caller id showing after the second ring, then your phone is bad (which is pretty rare for this symptom), or your phone line still does not have caller id activated. To troubleshoot your problem you need another phone line with working caller id and/or a different phone that is known good to pass caller id. That way you can interchange the phones/lines to see if it is your line or your phone. My guess it is your line somehow, though I have fixed phones that won't pass caller id, but rarely. If it is your phone, try rebooting it, thats about all you can do short of sending it in for repair. Let me know how it goes. CG