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Old 10-05-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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I just got an ATT cordless (52209) phone and installed it.
Sometimes the "In Use" light (on the base) starts flashing for a minute and it says "Line In Use" on the handset. It lasts a minute and then stops.

This light is supposed to mean another phone is being used on the line, but there's no other phone being used. I do have DSL - in fact the phone is wired to a DSL filter and is plugged into the DSL modem.

Also, is it possible that the In Use light might appear because the handset is low charged?

I saw the ATT support pages and they just said the cord or phone might be defective.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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After an hour, I switched the phone line (from the phone to the DSL modem) from an older to a newer cord. By that time, the handset was charged more.

I never saw the In Use light flash again. I tried charging the second handset and again, no In Use light flashing. I even switched back to the older cord, and again, no In Use light flashing.

I wonder if it was just because I was using this phone for the first time??

OOPs - In Use started flashing again. Second handset still charging - will update later.

Last edited by robertpasa; 10-05-2011 at 05:37 PM.. Reason: update
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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By the way, when I say "Charging," I meant charging when the handset says "Low Battery." The handset is always charging when it's in the base.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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This morning I heard a great deal of scratchy static on my old phone.
That's why I changed phones in the first place.
Could the static be causing the In Use light problem?
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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This morning I heard a great deal of scratchy static on my old phone.
That's why I changed phones in the first place.
Could the static be causing the In Use light problem?
Are you using a filter for your phones?

DSL filter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


If not, then likely what you are experiencing is bleed over from your data line. Your phone line is 2 pairs of wires, but a phone normally only uses 1 pair. The other pair is used for the data line. This can cause problems with the way they setup DSL these days and that is why you get interference.

so you should have been given some filters for your phones when you had your service put in so that the bleed over does not effect your voice line.
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