Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
Can you tell me a bit more about the problem please:1) If you have multiple handsets (within the same system), does this happen with all of them? 2) Are there other phones or even a fax, outside of this system but on the same line? If so are they working properly?3) Is this a landline from the local phone/cable company, or a VOIP service (vonage/magicjack/etc)?4) Do you have dsl service on the same line? 5) Full model of the phone(s) (printed on sticker on the base usually)
Okay, if you pick up the line, do you hear a normal dial tone, or a few beeps first or a fast tone?
Okay, the beeping can be from a bad battery. or an indication of missed calls or messages.
If you take it out of the handset, does it keep beeping?
Okay the next step then will be a reset process:
1) unplug both power and phone lines from the main base.2) remove batteries from handset3) wait at least 15 minutes, then restore all4) place handset on the main base for a minute, as if to charge5) check for functionality.
If that step doesn't work, it indicates a hardware problem in the system, which would explain both the beeps and defaulting to the speaker mode which it should not do (there is no setting that could cause that) and in that even the system would need to be replaced, they are not feasible to repair. I can recommend replacements for you, if it comes to that.
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