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Can't get phone to ring and display says line in use-when it's not in use

I just bought this phone and set it up. The phone has a dial tone but I cannot get the phone to ring. The display is showing Phone in use when it is not being used. What am I doing wrong?

The phone is a GE Model 28811 Series DECT 6.0 Cordless answering system.
I have read the manual several times but it does not address this problem other than indicating Make sure the handset ringer software switch is set to on. I found no switch on either of the phones that i have.

Please help!!!!

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  • jellybino May 26, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my 28821 phone.

  • zuhle Jun 11, 2008

    phone says line in use-when it's not in use...problem
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  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same "line in use" message on all phones, but with no dial tone...can't use the phones.  Any suggestions?





  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Have 3 handsets. Sometimes only one will ring, therefore you cannot answer the other two. What gives?

  • cannonballde Oct 02, 2008

    My handset one works fine. My handset 2 only rings after I register it. Tried removing batteries resetting the phone ect and still dont ring.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    phone has dial tone, but will not ring and i cant ansewer it.

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