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I Hear a Series of Beeps When I Pick Up My Receiver for CA, OR and WA



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I hear beeps when I pick up the receiver on my phone; I can dial out:



  • When a message is waiting, voice mail provides a series of beeping tones known as stutter dial tone
  • For voice mail instructions, go to 

    • Click on arrow for Technical Support + User Guides
    • Scroll down and select Wave Phone Quick Reference Guide
    • Beeping may also occur if you did not set up your voice mail greeting
  • If you do not have voice mail, there could be a problem with equipment or a jack:

    • Try new batteries or a different phone when possible
    • If the problem persists, unplug phones and equipment from the jacks/electrical outlets
    • Plug each piece of equipment back in, one by one, to determine the equipment causing the beeps


I hear beeps when I pick up the receiver on my phone; I can NOT dial out: 

  • Check phones - receiver may be off the hook
  • Check cordless phones - they pick up signals from other phones, ham radios, baby monitors, etc.
  • Try a corded phone to determine if a cordless phone is experiencing interference


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