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Adding a new handset

I just bought a additional Uniden handset, my base and 3 original phones are TRU8885-2, the new handset is TRU8885-3. One of my original phones broke and we bought this one as a replacement, it is not working. We just set it on the base it charged but will never connect no dial tone. How do we pair it would the others? thanks

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You need to register the new handset with the base.
In Global settings De-register the new handset then place it on the main base unit connected. It should then register.

Posted on May 04, 2009

  • proeyesecuri May 04, 2009

    If that doesn't work. Again ensure the new phone is de registered.
    Unplug the power on the main base unit. Then press and hold the flash/find hs button while plugging the power cord back onto the unit. Keep holding the button until the charge light flashes, then let it go and press and hold the # hash button on the new handset then you will receive a message on the phone registering.

  • arldani172 Nov 08, 2010

    thank you proeyesecuri, I was about to throw the phone in the garbage, but came across your reply, now it's working.

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