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Caller cannot leave a message & the letter A is showing on the recorder

The letter A is showing after I record my message, but a caller cannot leave a message. How do I correct this?

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  • Charlene Baird Oct 05, 2008

    my answering machine will not record messages. How can I fix this problem

  • Charlene Baird Oct 05, 2008

    my answering machine on a vtech 5.8 system will not pick up messages

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Your system is set to "Announce" instead of "Answer". Since you neglected to specify the model of your VTech answering system I can only suggest you enter it into the search box here to download a copy of the manual to learn how to switch the mode.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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You can download the manual from http://www.vtechphones.com/vtechui/support/manual_list.cfm

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Your system is set to "Announce" mode, where it plays an announcement but does not record a message. You want "Answer" mode, where the system allows the caller to leave a message.

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