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Have dial tone, cant dial out. nothing happens when hit numbers

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have dial tone, cant dial out. nothing happens when hit numbers
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Customer: yesterday had att come out to install voip . had vetch dect6.0 phone use to use with dsl. last few years used only cell phone. now when using old vetch can get calls but can't call out. model CS6114
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Phone Systems
Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. What do you hear when you pick up the line?Is the vtech base plugged into the att modem?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
When I push talk button get dial tone. Push any buttons to dial get nothing
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Can receive calls. Can't dial out.
Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.
Okay, that points to this being an issue with the vtech system itself.If you're getting the line (dial tone).Initially though, please reboot your att modem/gateway by unplugging power to it for 60 seconds.If no change, we'd need to test another phone next, preferably just a basic corded model, to isolate the source of the problem further.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Re booted modem/router. Vtech phone as well. Still only able to get dial tone and not able to dial out.
No other phones available to attach to modem.
Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.
It is virtually impossible to diagnose the problem without testing another phone. Can you go buy a cheap corded phone at walmart, borrow one from a friend/neighbor for a few minutes, etc? The thing here is that the problem could be the line, or the vtech.You could call ATT out, but if they come out and find nothing wrong on their end, they will charge you a $100+ service call fee, which would have ultimately been better spent on a new phone.Chances are it is the vtech system, but we really need to test further to confirm that and know how to proceed.