Question about Vtech 5.8GHz Cordless Phone with Digital Answering System
I would start by testing the phone while you are standing next to it. Call yourself from your cell phone and see if your answering machine is actually picking up.
My guess is that somehow the voicemail service from your telephone company got activated and the phone never rings long enough for the answering machine to pick up.
The other possibility is that your answering machine got set to "announce only." You don't specify what exact model you have but on mine (which is a Vtech 5.8GHz model with multiple handsets) you turn the answering machine on by pressing the on button and then use the menu button to cycle through the choices. One of the choices is "set announce only." When you are on that choice press the change button. If it says off, then it is set correctly. If it says on, press the change button again to alter the setting from on to off.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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