Hi again and thanks for that information.
Sorry for any delay - storms in my area bumped me off the system.
OK - if you are hearing "bup bups" BEFORE the CLEAR dial tone, that tells us that the SERVICE PROVIDER is sending a "Voicemail Waiting Signal" - to tell you (and your phones) that the voicemail system is active and needs attention of some kind. That attention may be to "set up" the system OR that there is a NEW Voicemail message waiting for you.
So to CLEAR that signal, you will need to access the provider's voicemail system and either set it up OR listen to ALL of the new messages, and perhaps even delete some of those messages (if the system is full).
According to my notes for Atlantic Broadband, you should be able to access the voicemail system by using the following steps.
1) Pick up ANY home phone and WAIT for the CLEAR DIAL TONE (press TALK if needed).
2) Dial *86 (star-eight-six).
When prompted, enter your PIN (Personal Identification Number) and then press # (pound key).
NOTE: If this is the FIRST time you have accessed the voicemail system, you may be PROMPTED to "set up" the system, including setting up a greeting, creating a PIN, etc.
If the above steps don't work, you will want to contact the "Technical Support" group at the service provider - to get the exact steps for accessing the voicemail system.
Once the voicemail system is either set up or all of the messages are listened to, that "signal" should go away, and the VM will no longer appear on your phones.
I hope that all makes sense and give you some guidance on what to do now.
Please let me know what happens when you try the above steps, or if you have any more questions.
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