Over the years, I forgot about how unique this lovely feature was. One day , I was trying to figure out how to go through my call logs. Some call lis ts had odd time stamps. So I foolishly went in to correct the date/time.
There went the blank date/time. It turns out that the product wasn't reall y well designed so as to not harass you with in-your-face time. The time w as simply missing because I had never set it. Now that I set it, it would be in my face, in GIANT FONT, forever.
The manual doesn't say how to reset the phone to factory default settings. I tried unplugging the base station, but that doesn't get rid of the time. It's an odd arrangement because the base station hosts a handset, but it also communicates with a satellite docking thing in the next room, which ho sts another handset. I had set the date/time on one phone, and the other p hone *also* displays the time in LARGE FONT. I thought that the date/time must be stored on the main base station, since both phones know what time i t is. Yet unplugging the main base station doesn't remove the time.
Thanks to anyone who can advise on how to go about disabling this incessant , loud proclamation of current time.