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Master Geek

#195671 29-Apr-2016 11:10
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Can anybody tell me what standard the caller ID uses on the HG659 as I can not get any numbers displaying on incoming calls. When using a linksys PAP 2 it will display incoming numbers but only if using ETSI FSK or ETSI FSK with PR setting and my phone is a V-Tech 20-2431. Have tried with CLIP enabled and unticked as well. Is there a way to change the setting with the HG659.


Please don't tell me that this phone is not compatable as I have it because it is a 2 line unit as I also have a UK landline number.



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Ultimate Geek

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  #1544407 30-Apr-2016 11:15
Send private message this thread mentions a FIRMWARE Update for caller id.


is your unit running the latest firmware?


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  #1548635 9-May-2016 12:07
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Yes I do have the latest firmware but the old firmware ending with B013 had caller ID working but that version I could only use one of my numbers as my VFX number required upper and lower case letters for the user name and that version did not support that. However B019 and B020 does support this. So whatever caller ID method was being used in the earlier version must of been ETSI and the later versions have changed this setting.


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  #1548653 9-May-2016 12:36
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Thought I might weigh in here.


The method of signalling the phone on the HG659’s ata port is now set to the NZ standard  -  'bellcore fsk'  in smdf mode  - number only, name derived from phone's contact list


Prior to firmware b020 it was set to newer mdmf mode: NETWORK provided name (only available on some networks) & number. However, following feedback, we reverted to older standard.

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