Question about RCA 25404RE3 Corded Phone
Help! I work in a small office (we have four of these phones) and we greatly rely on the intercom function. About a week or two ago, it just stopped working. Most of the time it simply says "no answer" on the phone "intercoming" but it never rings through. On a rare occasion, it will finally ring through, but you can't answer it. I've tried unplugging and replugging all the phones. I've restored default settings. I've called RCA's customer service. Nothing has worked. Does anyone have any suggestions? My boss wants it fixed yesterday... and I'm all out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.
I do not have any information on your specific phone but I'd like to try and help. Typically a multi-line phone set up like this would need a way to intercom between phones. I have not seen one that can utilize the same wires as the phone service but I also have not looked. It would also need each phone to have it's own identification (extension assignment). You only need two wires for each phone line but for intercom there most likely needs to be another pair of wires connecting all the phones together. I hope you have a manual. Look carefully at the section dealing with wiring up the phones to the phone lines. It should mention intercom at some point and what is required. Also, you can have up to 16 phones. Each phone must have a setting to choose a number between 1-16 or maybe 10-25, 100-115. By default these will all be at the same setting and you would not be able to intercom.
Posted on Jul 24, 2007
try turning ringer speaker volume down. if that does not work, then remove battery for 10-15 minutes and replace and try again.
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
SOURCE: intercom won't work
You have disable paging service on the phone itself. its under
regional/phone settings. better yet, delete all the vertical activation
codes and service features to no.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
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Check your telephone to see if it has an intercom feature. Many wireless phones that come with multiple units allow you to temporarily turn one unit into an intercom to contact other units attached to the same wireless phone system. Depending on the model, you can contact all the other phones at once, or a single specific phone, by pushing the intercom button and entering the other mode. To put the phone back into regular mode, all you have to do is switch off the intercom option.
Contact your telephone provider. Some telephone service providers allow landline phones to call themselves, which enables the phone to function as an improvised intercom. You would simply pick up the phone, dial and then close the connection. Once the phone is answered elsewhere in the house, you will have established a line to another phone and you can speak normally on it. This has largely been eliminated due to lack of need as technology advances, but it may still be an option with some providers.
Purchase and install an intercom system that will work through an existing phone line. Many of these products, some of which are produced by Panasonic, operate as a halfway point between a traditional intercom system and a phone line. The exterior intercom links directly to the phone line, and you can pick up the phone and talk through the intercom unit outside once the system is properly set up
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