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Line goes dead after several rings when making calls with an ISDN telephone

When attempting to use an ISDN telephone connected to the FRITZ!Box to make calls over your landline, the line goes dead after several rings.


  • The ISDN telephone cannot correctly process the signal for the "call-back on busy / no response" function that the line being called sends to the telephone.

1 Preparations

  • Configure the devices so that you can dial special characters (such as * and #) or send keypad sequences (sequences of symbols and digits, such as *121#) with them.

    Note:Many Gigaset telephones can be configured as follows: Select "Operation at a PBX" from the telephone's menu, then select "Dialing options" and enable the option "Dial * and #".

2 Disabling "call-back on busy / no response" in the FRITZ!Box

The ISDN telephone terminates the connection because the signal for the "call back on busy / no response" function is not processed correctly. Therefore, disable the use of this function in the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Enter #960*4* on your telephone and press the call key (lift the receiver).
  2. Hang up again after about 3 seconds.

    Note:You can permanently re-enable the function "call-back on busy / no response" with #960*6*.

You can still use the function "call-back on busy / no response" for a specific call; to do so, press the call key again after hanging up and enter *37#.