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Hi All

I have a new one for you(maybe not). 

I just got CDV installed;  I get  a dial tone, but when I attempt to dial out, I get a fast  busy signal( I can actually dial  all  of the phone number before I get the fast busy, btw)

In addition to that  when I dial my new phone number from another location(any location) I get a fast busy.  

Comcast  tells me that its ready to go, so they don't have any answers for me.  Not yet anyway.   Anyone else have that  same problem?

Thanx in advance

Xoanan
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Xoanan wrote:
Hi All

I have a new one for you(maybe not). 

I just got CDV installed;  I get  a dial tone, but when I attempt to dial out, I get a fast  busy signal( I can actually dial  all  of the phone number before I get the fast busy, btw)

In addition to that  when I dial my new phone number from another location(any location) I get a fast busy.  

Comcast  tells me that its ready to go, so they don't have any answers for me.  Not yet anyway.   Anyone else have that  same problem?

Thanx in advance

Xoanan


Check your voice mail
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Re: fast busy

No voice mail at the present time;  does it need to be set up before I can dial out?
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Xoanan wrote:
No voice mail at the present time;  does it need to be set up before I can dial out?


Voice mail is part of the pkg. Dial your own phone number and follow the instructions.
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No  dice;

I tried calling my CDV phone from my cell and got a fast busy.  I tried calling my number from the CDV phone;  I didn't get a fast busy that time, but I also didn't get anything else.  Dead air
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Xoanan wrote:
No  dice;

I tried calling my CDV phone from my cell and got a fast busy.  I tried calling my number from the CDV phone;  I didn't get a fast busy that time, but I also didn't get anything else.  Dead air


Smiley HappySmiley Happy no you call your number from your number. Trust me.
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Hi Naddie1

No luck ;  I tried your suggestion and I just get dead air,  I stayed on the phone for 5 minutes at least
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Xoanan wrote:
Hi Naddie1

No luck ;  I tried your suggestion and I just get dead air,  I stayed on the phone for 5 minutes at least


Did the guy/gal the did the install leave you a booklet. Black and it has all the instructions on how to. Look in the box that your modem came in. My tech gave me one. If they did not give you one, they should, PM  Geoff to get one.
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Thanx, Naddie1 and all

I had a tech come out;  evidently the line was activated, but installation was never truly completed.  Now that it is, everything works.

Thanx again

Xoanan
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Xoanan wrote:
Thanx, Naddie1 and all

I had a tech come out;  evidently the line was activated, but installation was never truly completed.  Now that it is, everything works.

Thanx again

Xoanan


Glad that you got it all fixed. BTW in the future, that is how you will know that you have a voice mail. You should set it up, so that you can use it.Smiley Wink
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Coolio;


Thanx, Naddie1

Xoanan
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Naddie, that's something that has always bugged me about voicemail services for homes. I've only ever used voicemail at work, and traditional answering machines at home. Office phone systems have a message light on the phone, and answering machines blink to indicate that there are new messages, so you can tell at a glance whether you need to check for messages.

It's always struck me as a poor design of residential voicemail systems that they don't have a visible indicator. Instead of the device "telling" you that there's a message, you have to "ask" it by picking up the handset. I'm not sure I could ever get in the habit of picking up the phone every time I come home, to see if there are messages.

But I guess voicemail providers have to use what's available to them. Office phone systems require special phones that can display the message light, but residential providers are stuck with the limitations of traditional POTS phones.



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Hi,
 
If you have Caller ID.. ask your local phone company if they have "Visual Message Waiting Indicator"FSK
 
Or they might have "Burst Ring" your phone will ring with a "Burst" every so often.. to let you know, that you have a Voice Mail Message...
 
 
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Barmar wrote:
Naddie, that's something that has always bugged me about voicemail services for homes. I've only ever used voicemail at work, and traditional answering machines at home. Office phone systems have a message light on the phone, and answering machines blink to indicate that there are new messages, so you can tell at a glance whether you need to check for messages.

It's always struck me as a poor design of residential voicemail systems that they don't have a visible indicator. Instead of the device "telling" you that there's a message, you have to "ask" it by picking up the handset. I'm not sure I could ever get in the habit of picking up the phone every time I come home, to see if there are messages.

But I guess voicemail providers have to use what's available to them. Office phone systems require special phones that can display the message light, but residential providers are stuck with the limitations of traditional POTS phones.

I seldom use it, but when you have call waithing and a hubby that has lost some of his hearing and cannot always hear the bleep, it is handy for that. The rest of the time, I have an answering machineSmiley Happy
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Barmar wrote:
Naddie, that's something that has always bugged me about voicemail services for homes. I've only ever used voicemail at work, and traditional answering machines at home. Office phone systems have a message light on the phone, and answering machines blink to indicate that there are new messages, so you can tell at a glance whether you need to check for messages.

It's always struck me as a poor design of residential voicemail systems that they don't have a visible indicator. Instead of the device "telling" you that there's a message, you have to "ask" it by picking up the handset. I'm not sure I could ever get in the habit of picking up the phone every time I come home, to see if there are messages.

But I guess voicemail providers have to use what's available to them. Office phone systems require special phones that can display the message light, but residential providers are stuck with the limitations of traditional POTS phones.


Barmar, there are telephones and caller ID units out there that do have a light that shows if you have a new message waiting on your voicemail.  If you're in the market for such a phone, it's usually called a Message Waiting Indicator on the feature list and it will work with our Comcast Digital Voice service.
 
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