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Set up the answering machine that came with your Vtech 5.8phone. To activate your voice mail, press the "Answer on/off" buttonat the base of the main cordless phone. Press "Setup" and then usethe arrows to set the number of rings before the answering machine picks up
Press the "Announce" key on your Vtech 5.8 mainphone base to listen to the greeting that people hear when they call you. Press"Record" to record a new greeting and then press "Announce"to listen to the greeting.Press "Play" on your Vtech 5.8 main phonebase to listen to your voice messages. Press "Delete" to erasemessages.
Ask your telephone service provider for details on accessing their Voice Mail system. The directions may be listed in your local telephone book. You need to call the appropriate number and then login. For my provider, with the Vtech phone, I call the number and then press # . (Once in the system, I enter the code for listening to messages or other part of the menu system.)
To cutoff ringer volume in Vtech cordless phones,you have to turn off the base ringer. Handset: program button->up/down" key to cycle until you see the Ringer selection->up/down" key(s) to cycle until the OFF selection Base Ringer: Menu->press menu until you hear "Base Ringer, to change base ringer press change"->PLAY/STOP button to save Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
ACCORDING TO THE MODEL NUMBER THIS PHONE DOES NOT HAVE AN ANSWERING DEVICE. IF YOU HAVE VOICEMAIL - YOU MUST HAVE THE PHONE COMPANY'S SERVICE FOR VOICE MAIL. IF YOU HAVE A STUTTERED DIALTONE WHEN YOU HAVE MESSAGES THEN IT PROBABLY COMES FROM YOUR TELEPHONE COMPANY. CALL THE PHONE COMPANY AND ASK FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO CHANGE THE GREETING ON VOICEMAIL.