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How do I get call waiting caller id to work on my phone?

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  • drowden921 Aug 12, 2008

    I'm having trouble too. When I am on the phone and a call is coming in, I can't see the caller ID info; I want to know whether to answer the incoming call.



    I have both caller ID and call waiting through my local company.

  • charlie453 Aug 23, 2008

    how do i get the call waiting # to show when im on the phone phone co says it should work other phones do just the emerson em2646 doesnt work charlie@mei.net

  • jm34harvey Aug 27, 2008

    My phone company is now offering call waiting caller id where the caller id shows while your on the phone. I have a 4215 base station with three 4200 handsets. I currently subscribe to call waiting and caller id as separate services. Before I subscribe to this new service I would like to know whether the 4215 is capable of handling the new call waiting caller id service.

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First ensure those services are activated at your phone company

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  • Is the battery old? - Replace the battery.

  • Is the electrical outlet switch turned on? - If you are using AC (electrical) power, make sure that the unit is connected to a non-switched electrical outlet.

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