Question about Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone Expansion Handset
Up to 6 handsets can be registered with the DECT 1480 phones. I have the 5 phone unit and needed to add the 6th phone. All I got was "Searching" in the display and the battery wouldn't even charge!
So here's what you have to do to get additional phones (up to 6 units) to work with the base. If you can get past step 1, it's a snap...
Step 1: Place a charged battery in the handset. This could be a problem if all your handsets are not registered, since unregistered phones don't charge (who thought of that design?). What I did was SWAP the battery from an already registered and charged phone with the new unregistered phone.
Step 2: Here's where the magic happens. Press the 'END' and '#' keys simultaneously... hold them down until a System Reset menu appears. Select "Deregister HS" and press Menu.
Step 3: Now, do the same thing again (hold down END and #), but this time select Base Unavailable and press Menu. You will see Base Unavailable Yes/No... Select Yes. Then place the handset in the base, wait a few seconds, and Voila!. it's registered. You can even change handset numbers using this menu if you play around with it.
Thank you, helpful employee at Costco for supplying the magic code. And hey there, UNIDEN... including this in the operation manual would have saved many customers much grief with de-registered phones!
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
This worked well with my DECT 1480 handsets. One thing I will add is with my older base unit I was connecting them to, (DECT 1560) I had to unplug the base then hold down the find button until the charge light was flashing to get them to pair up. I had to repeat this process for EACH handset.
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
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