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Posted: 7/21/2008 3:06:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 3:07:20 PM EST by Jason280]
I just picked up a GE Dect 6.0 cordless phone with dual handsets, but I am having sort of an issue. The phone will "beep" on, but I can't get a dial tone or call out on either handset. I've gone through the instructions, but they haven't helped much. The phone line is a new one, and was just run the other day, The internet half works, but I don't have a dial tone. Unfortunately, I don't have another phone to check the line.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 3:07:48 PM EST
take it back and get a Panasonic set instead.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:33:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:50:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 9:51:16 PM EST by Jason280]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
only way to know if that line is working properly is to use a cheap 9 dollar corded phone.

or if you know your neighboors, ask if you can borrow their phone line for a few minutes


Yeah, I'll have to borrow a phone tomorrow. That, and give GE a call. I have a feeling its something very simple, but at this point, this phone is way too complicated for me. I only picked it up because it had dual headsets, which I can place in different areas of the house without running separate phone lines.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:55:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 9:57:44 PM EST by 22LR]
the only wires used are the Red/Green. The black/yellow are used for lights and such.

is your phone jack the rectangular type or the prong type?

take a look at your phone outlet and see where the red/green wires are position in the outlet and then look at how they are positioned in your phone.

btw, some cordless phones require you to charge them for hours before use.

also, i would get a panasonic. they are alot better then the cheepies.

edit:

also, did you plug in your base station? if you dont have power, it wont work.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:17:21 PM EST
Yeah, its plugged in. Everything is working, except the dial tone. I am just curious if I am missing some simple setup procedure.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:29:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 10:30:00 PM EST by twonami]
did the old phones work?
If yes. you have a defective POS. Return it.
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