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First for the handset sound you want to check and see if the cord to the handset is bad. Check this by switching this cord with one from a working phone. If this works but a new cord.

Second, sometimes the receiver switch is the problem. Gently try slight side to side force on the receiver switch (button that get pushed in when you hang up the receiver). I have found that often the receiver switch is the problem. To fix this, if you feel comfortable, you will need to open up the phone and try to readjust the switch from the inside.

I discovered this problem myself on phones where people slammed down the receiver one to many times. I could lift the receiver to stop a ringing phone but either I or the other party on the phone could not hear me. The switch was the fix in addition to telling people to not slam the phone if they get mad.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

First, it is normal for the line 1 light to quickly flash once every hour or so while it scans all of the phones. If the light is staying on though then this is a problem.

Look at all of the phones. All will show a RED light except for one that will have a GREEN light lit up for line 1. The green lighted on line 1 means that this is the phone that believes it has the right to use the line. When one phone uses the line all of the others are given a signal through a sub carrier of line one to light up in the color red.

I would suspect that the problem phone is a wall phone unit. This is because the switch on this phone is fighting the weight of the receiver versus gravity. There is not much tolerance in these switches as you will notice if you gently put your finger on the receiver at the top of a wall hanging phone.

If it is a wall phone unit causing this problem you can do 1 of 3 things.
1- you can switch this phone to a desktop so gravity is not working against you but for you.
2 - you can put an ugly looking spacer on the button so it pushes in farther.
3- you can try to perform inside surgery on the phone to adjust the tension of the spring on this button.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

This is not a phone equipment service but rather a phone service provider service.

YOU CAN FORWARD but to do this you need to have this feature enabled by your phone service provider. Then, follow their instructions on how to enable and disable this feature based on your calling plan.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

Hi Richman,

If you have more than one phone line which I assume that you do -if one party has not completely hung up the handset after putting someone on hold when you pick it up on your end you will hear that beeping noise that you are talking about. Have them pick back up the line while you are on it and replace the handset again on thier phone to disconnect completely.

I hope this helps (trial and error)

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

Note: Intercom features are NOT compatible when DSL is installed on line 1.You may need to reconfigure it for dsl internet if it is installed on line 1

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

The phone generates a low beep tone about once every 10 seconds for the person on hold. This lets them know that they were not hung up on but at the same time it is not needed if you have music like a typical office puts on the holding lines. I talked with the manufacturer and they told me that this feature can not be disabled through programming. There is however a on-hold aftermarket adapter that can be placed in front of the music system that will eliminate the tone (Invotel AudioImage SX4400EZ). The cost we paid for this device was about $200 which has a audio input and in/out plugs for all 4 lines. This aftermarket system is designed to replace the beeps with music you provide through the audio input.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

Yes, If you look at the Amazon website you will see a review by someone called "electronicbuff." In his review he lists what is needed and the part number for music on hold for these phones.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

does this just happen with the one phone ?
if so, try swopping that phone with another of the same type and see if the problem transfers with the phone or remains at the original location, if it transfers, you have a faulty phone, if it remains, you have a fault in the switch associated with that port.

GE 29488GE2... | Answered on Jan 29, 2008

Probably you wont be able to change password without erasing all messages. That is the point of having security code

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Its gone, cannot be retrieved because it was erased.

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try setting the original time on the machine correctly
all recorded data is set from that original time setting

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