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I have a GE telephone model#29848GE2-A The phone sometimes will not ring...the line button will light up and that's the only way I know if I'm getting a call. Can you tell me what causes the phone not to ring.

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Hi.

The phone can occasionally not ring because of the following reasons:


Bad phone cable.
Defective phone system.
Defective handset.
Phone network problem (bad signal).

The first thing you can do is resetting the phone system. This is done by disconnecting the phone cable, disconnecting power adapter, removing battery from handset, then restarting the phone with the handset already placed on phone cradle.

If problem persists, test the phone using a replacement phone cable. I am referring to the RJ11 cable from the phone to the landline socket on the wall.

If all that does not work, the phone is probably defective. In that case test the phone on a different network to find out if the problem is the phone or the network.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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How do I reprogram the phone to ring when a new call comes in, default to a certain line, and show caller id when a call comes in.


The answer to the Caller ID question:
Depend on the type of system that the phone is connected to. Late model Partner ACS equipment will display Caller ID info between the first and second rings, provided that the telephone line is plugged into a module that supports Caller ID.

The answers for the other 2 questions are taken directly out of the Partner ACS Programming Guide which is available for free download at Avaya's website.

Ther answer to the incoming call line ringing question:
Again, depends on the system. For the Partner ACS:

1) Press FEATURE 00 at extension 10 or 11.
2) Enter the number of the extension to be programmed for Line Ringing.

The green lights next to the line or pool buttons show the current Line Ringing settings for all

lines or pools assigned to the extension. (If a line or pool is not assigned to a button, the green

light next to that button is off.) The following ringing options can be shown by the green light

next to the line or pool button:

? Immediate Ring - on steady

? Delayed Ring - flashes slowly
? No Ring - flutters quickly

3) Press the line or pool button until the button light shows the correct setting (the setting for the
currently selected line or pool also appears on the display).
4) Continue programming, or exit programming mode.

Line selection:

For incoming calls, the line selection (hunt sequence) is set by the local service provider). For outgoing calls....again....it depends on the system. For the Partner ACS:

1) Press FEAURE 00, SYSTEM PROG, SYSTEM PROG, CENTRAL PROG at extension 10 or 11.
2) Enter the number of the extension to be programmed for Automatic Line Selection.
3) Press **.
4) Press the line, pool, or INTERCOM buttons in the desired order. The valid entries for Automatic
Line Selection
depend upon the type of extension:

? Key Extension: Outside system lines, Left Intercom (the factory setting)

? Pooled Extension: Pool 880 button 1, button 2, Left Intercom, Right Intercom (the factory

setting), Pools 881-883, individual lines


For each button pressed, a display similar to the following appears:

Automatic Line Selection


5) To exit Automatic Line Selection, press **.
6) Press CENTRAL PROG and enter a new extension number, or exit programming mode.

Changing line ringing and line selection are tasks that are normally reserved for the Administrator of the telephone system.

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    Does the Phone Power Up?
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  2. Does the Battery Hold a Charge?
  3. If the cordless phone charges up and appears to be ready for use but dies after only short periods of use, the internal rechargeable batteries may need to be replaced. Replacement batteries are widely available at electronics and discount retail stores. Note your phone's exact model number, as this number will be necessary when purchasing a replacement battery.
  4. Listen for a Dial Tone
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