Common problems with Panasonic phones are related to the base unit, such as not getting the dial tone or having the handset indicate that it’s out of range despite being right next to the unit. Other problems include static, fuzzy noises and battery issues.
In cases where users have to press the Talk button repeatedly to get a dial tone and where the indicator light doesn’t turn on when placing the handset on the base unit, Panasonic recommends having the phone serviced. Another common problem is the lack of compatibility with certain headsets. If the base unit and the handset function properly on their own, which would indicate a problem with compatibility, the only solution is to buy a headset after determining its compatibility with specific Panasonic phone models on websites such as HeadsetExperts.com.
Solving the problems related to the base unit typically involves checking the power source, making sure that the base unit is not in the vicinity of appliances that might cause interference or resetting the phone by removing the battery and disconnecting the phone line. Having the phone connected to an electrical outlet that powers other units often causes problems with static. In this case, the solution is to connect the phone to a dedicated electrical outlet or isolate it from other appliances if they cause the static.