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Can't call long distance with new phone

I bought a new phone a couple of months ago and am unable to call any long distance numbers. Local calls are fine, toll-free calls are fine, but when I try to call long distance I get an error message telling me call somewhere. I called the number it's the GE place, but there is no real help there. It's all automated crap and there aren't any real people. HELP!

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Suggest you check with your phone company first. Many areas now require you to sign up for "long distant calling plan" before you can call "long distance".

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2007

    I downloaded the manual for your phone. What exactly are you doing when you call long distance? Key stroke for key stoke would help.

    First, are you dialing a "1 (one)" before the Area Code? or trying to dial from the phones memory? Because the instructions only say to insert the Area Code.



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