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RCA 25205 2-line corded pnone answering machine won't answer

I have recorded a personal announcement as Outgoing Message, and am only using 1 of the 2 lines. Have tried every possible combination of setup - changing phone cord input from "Line 1+2" to "Line 2", and configuring both lines to use the Personal Outgoing Announcement. I have it set to Answer Line 1 - ON (but have tried either line 1 -2-or both on). The unit still wants to use the default message instead of my personal msg. When I try to set it to personal, I press Sel/Save and it just shows "Empty". I know the msg. recorded OK, because I can play it back. I just want it to play for my callers - on either line, I don't care which! Please advise. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    It's the same. You cannot record a personal outgoing message even when following the instructions to the T.

  • Melissa Tenn Oct 21, 2008

    Exact same issues here. Neither line will accept my personal message. I have followed instructions very closely.

  • althomas_07 Oct 21, 2008

    I'm having the same problem.... been trying forever and nothing works

  • Joe Danger Dec 02, 2008

    Same deal. I recorded my personal greeting on both line I and 2, but it

    reverts to the default OGA as soon as I exit. I've tried everything. The

    whole reason for buying this model was to have a reliable answering

    machine for my business with my own outgoing announcement.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I will tell you this is the second one of these phones that I have had the first one I thought was defective. As mine would actually take the message and play it for months hundreds of times and then just one day it would not work, playback, outgoing whatever. I had 19 messages that I cannot access at all!!!! I returned this 1st one, the 2nd worked for a while and then did the same thing! I think they are JUNK.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    how do you change the outgoing message 2 back to OMG 1

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Record the message for both line one and line 2, see if that helps.

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HAVE GE PHONES MODEL NO. 25942J-3C, SERIAL NO. 90557643. HAVE LOST MY USER MANUAL AND NEED TO CHANGE MY ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE AND CAN'T REMEMBER HOW TO DO SO. HELP.


Here is the answer from the User Guide found on the manufacturers website. for more help go to http://www.home-electronics.net/ge/pc/IB/25942EE1_IB.pdf

Recording the Outgoing Announcement

For best results when recording, you should be about nine inches from the microphone,

and eliminate as much background noise as possible.

1. Make sure the answering system is On2. Press and hold the announce button on the base.

3. Begin speaking after you hear the beep.

4. Release the button when you finish your announcement.

NOTE: If you choose not to record an outgoing announcement, a default

announcement plays instead. To return to the default announcement after

you have recorded your own outgoing announcement, press the announce

button and release it when you hear the beep.

Sample Outgoing Announcement

"Hi, this is (use your name here), I can't answer the phone right now, so

please leave your name, number and a brief message after the tone, and
I'll get back to you. Th anks.

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How do I change the outgoing message on my Uniden 6.0 1580??????? Digital answer machine.


Recording a Personal Greeting
Your answering system comes with a pre-recorded outgoing message or greeting that plays when you receive a
call: “Hello, no one is available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone.” You can record your own
personal outgoing greeting. Your recorded greeting must be between two seconds and thirty seconds long.
Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the
messages unless it has no messages.
Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode.
Press 8 to start the recording. The system announces, “Record greeting.” Begin recording after the
announcement.
When you finish recording, press 8 again or press 5. You will hear a confirmation tone, and your recorded
greeting plays back for you.
Selecting a Greeting
Once you have recorded a personal greeting, the phone automatically switches to your personal greeting. You can
also switch back and forth between the pre-recorded greeting and your own greeting at any time.
Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the
messages unless it has no messages.
Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode.
Press 6. The system plays the current greeting.
To keep this greeting: Do nothing..
To switch to the other greeting: Press 6 while the system is playing the current greeting.
Each time you press 6, the system switches between the pre-recorded and the personal greeting. The last
greeting you hear is used as the current greeting.
Deleting Your Personal Greeting
You can delete your personal greeting from the base. You cannot delete the pre-recorded greeting.
Press /mute. The system announces the number of new and old messages, then starts to play the
messages unless it has no messages.
Press 5 to stop the announcements or message playback. You will hear intermittent beeps indicating that the
system is in the command waiting mode.
Press 6. The system plays the current greeting. Switch to your personal greeting if necessary. (See the previous
section to switch the greeting.)
While the personal greeting is playing, press 4.
The system announces “Greeting has been deleted,” and switches back to the pre-recorded greeting.

Cheers!

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I left my Vtech phone in New York, left for Europe and forgot to set the answering machine on. When I call in I get a factory recorded announcement that I'm not available, etc. I have my PIN # with me,...


Can you please specify the exact model of the phone? Because the steps in accessing it remotely varies from model to model. Anyway, you can try to follow the steps posted here and then test:

Remote operation allows you to control the functions of the Answering System when you
are away from the Base,and call from an outside telephone line. The Answering
System cannot be accessed from another telephone on the same line. You can access
many of the Answering System functons from a remote location, such as listening to
messages, changing recorded announcements, and recording memos.
Remote operation can only be accessed from a touch tone telephone. If the remote phone
is set to pulse dialing, switch it tone. If tone dialing is not available, you will not be able
to access the Answering System.
Note: All function codes should be entered within 2 seconds in order to activate Remote
Operation.
To Activate Remote Operation From a Different Telephone Line
1. If the Answering System is OFF, you can dial your telephone number and wait for
the Answering System to answer your call after 10 rings. An announcement, "Please
enter your security code" is given, and you enter your security code to use remote
operation.
2. If the Answering System is ON, it will answer your call and begin playing the currently
selected announcement (as with any incoming call).
3. Enter # followed by your 2 digit security code during the announcement. The
default security code is 19.
4. Once the security code is received, a double confirmation beep will be given, and
you are in Remote Operation mode. You can then control the Answering Machine
functions using the telephone keypad.
5. The user can also enter the Remote Operation mode during message recording. The
procedure is the same as step 3. The recording will be stopped after entering the
valid security code "s#xx " and the incomplete message will be deleted. If " 0s"
is entered, the Answering System will release the line, but the recorded message
will still be retained.
6. If the user enters a wrong security code, the system will release the line.
Playing Messages Remotely
1. Press " #1 ", " #2 " or " #3 " on the touch tone keypad to play the messages in the
corresponding mailbox.
2. The system will announce "Mailbox X. You have XX new messages and XX old
messages" and the system will playback the new message only. If there are no new
messages, the system will announce "Mailbox X. You have XX old messages. On
the other hand, in the absence of old messages, the system will announce only the
number of new messages.
Repeat Messages During Playback
1. Press "#4" once during message playback to repeat the current message.
2. Press "#4" twice within 2 seconds to skip to the previous message.
Skip Messages During Playback
1. Press "#6" once to skip forward to the next message.
Stop Message Playback
1. Pressing "#5" during message playback will stop playback.
Deleting Messages
1. Press "#9" once during message playback to delete the current message.
Note: Playback will pause if "#" or " " is entered. Answering System will wait for the
command in the following 2 seconds. If no further tone is entered, playback will be resumed.
Memo Recording
1. Press " 8".
2. After selecting the mailbox by entering command "1", "2", "3", You will hear, "Now
recording", followed by a beep.
3. Enter "#5" to stop recording when you have finished.
Change OGM Remotely
1. Enter " 7" to record a new OGM. You will hear, "Now recording", followed by a
beep to signal start of recording.
2. Press "#5" to stop recording. Your new OGM will playback automatically.
Check OGM1 Remotely
Enter "#7" to review OGM. You will hear playback of OGM followed by a beep.
Turning Answering System ON or OFF
Pressing "#0" toggles the Answering System ON/OFF. "Answer machine on", or "Answer
machine off" will be announced, followed by a beep.
Voice Menu for Remote Operation
The system provides two pre-recorded voice menus to help you during remote operation.
Press " 5", and you will hear the simple voice menu.
The simple voice menu is as follows:
• Press "#1" to play mailbox 1.
• Press "#2" to play mailbox 2.
• Press "#3" to play mailbox 3.
• Press "#5" to stop.
• Press "#4" to repeat the message.
• Press "#6" to skip the message.
• Press "#9" to erase the message.
• Press " 5" for other functions.
(To advance voice menu)
The advanced voice menu is as follows:
• Press "#7" to review outgoing message.
• Press " 7" to record outgoing message.
• Press " 8" to record memo.
• Press "#4" twice to repeat previous message.
• Press "#0" to turn the system on or off.
• Press " 5" to return to the simple voice menu.
Pressing any function code will stop the voice menu, and perform the corresponding
functions.
Exiting Remote Operation
1. Enter " 0" on the touch tone keypad to exit remote operation mode. The Answering
System confirms your action with a long beep and then disconnects.
2. The Answering System also automatically disconnects if no key is pressed within 20
seconds during remote operation.

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Model# 27909EE1-A the automatic answering system is not working


Hi,
Here you are...

Recording the Outgoing Announcement
For best results when recording, you should be about nine inches from the microphone, and eliminate as much background noise as possible.
1. Make sure the answering system is ON.
2. Press and hold the announce button on the base until the speaker announces "RECORD ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER TONE".
3. Begin speaking after you hear the beep.
4. Release the announce button when you finish your announcement.
NOTE: If you choose not to record an outgoing announcement, a default announcement plays instead. To return to the default announcement after you have recorded your own outgoing announcement, press the announce button and release it when you hear the beep. Or, press the delete button while the announcement is reviewing.
NOTE: The maximum duration allowed for outgoing message is 2 minutes.

Also, here's a link for your manual..
http://www.smithgear.com/ge-27909ee1.html


If this helps, plz rate this 'fixya'. Thank you kindly.

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Yeah, I've wasted all morning messing with this. My personal outgoing message keeps reverting back to default. I just got off the phone with RCA and here's the fix for that part of the problem. Go into "Configure Out-Going Announcement" (page 23) and then select "personal," This finally made it stay there. The number I called for help is 1-800-511-3180, or 1-866-285-4651. Good luck!

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Called the company. There is a misprint in the instructions.

In the section titled "Out-Going Announcement RECORD" on last step it says Press Exit to stop recording. It should have said Press Sel/Save.

I did this and it worked.

Repeat for Line 2 if you are doing both lines.

Next thing is to make sure you go right to the section titled "Configure Out-Going Announcement" and select the right type of message you want callers to hear for each line.

Worked like a charm and took 3 seconds to get 2 different personal messages on the machine.

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Recording the Outgoing Announcement

For best results when recording, you should be about nine inches from the microphone, and eliminate as much background noise as possible.

1. Make sure the answering system is ON.

2. Press and hold the announce button on the base.

3. Begin speaking after you hear the beep.

4. Release the button when you finish your announcement.

5. Press and release the announce button to review your outgoing announcement.

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Help! Re-recording message


Following are instructions for the GE25881 phone which is similar to your 25880. Hopefully this will work for you. -Vish Answering System Set Up This section shows you how to set up your answering system to receive incoming calls. Before you begin the setup, you must turn on the answering system. ? Press the conference/ans on/off button to turn the answering system on and off. NOTE: The display shows ANSWERER OFF when the answering system is off. The default status is on. Voice Instructions If you need additional assistance, press and hold the memo button on the base and follow the voice instructions. 12 Answering System Operation Recording the Outgoing Announcement For best results when recording, you should be about nine inches from the microphone, and eliminate as much background noise as possible. 1. Make sure the answering system is ON. 2 . Press and hold the announce button on the base while you record the announcement. 3. Begin speaking after you hear the beep. 4. Release the button after you finish your announcement. If you choose not to record an outgoing announcement, the default announcement plays. To return to the default announcement after you have recorded your personal announcement, press the delete button on the base while playing the announcement, or press the announce button and release it when you hear the beep.

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Here is a link to the instruction manual (5.06MB): http://www.home-electronics.net/GE/ProductDownloads/25881EE3_IB.pdf Recording the Outgoing Announcement For best results when recording, you should be about nine inches from the microphone, and eliminate as much background noise as possible. 1. Make sure the answering system is ON. 2. Press and hold the announce button on the base while you record the announcement. 3. Begin speaking after you hear the beep. 4. Release the button after you finish your announcement. If you choose not to record an outgoing announcement, the default announcement plays. To return to the default announcement after you have recorded your personal announcement, press the delete button on the base while playing the announcement, or press the announce button and release it when you hear the beep. Sample Outgoing Announcement Hi, this is (use your name here), I can?t answer the phone right now, so please leave your name, number and a brief message after the tone, and I?ll get back to you. Thanks. Reviewing Announcement ? Press and release the announce button to play your outgoing announcement.

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