I am installing the T-mobile phone service at home, and the service comes with its own satellite-based answering system, which cannot be disabled. The Panasonic answerer conflicts with the T-mobile system.. Is it possible to turn off the answering function on the phone?.
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I believe your callers MAY be reaching a "Voice Mail" system that is part of your phone service - from whatever service provider you have.
To confirm that this is true, simply disconnect the main base unit from the phone cord and then call your home number from another phone (such as a cell phone). If you still hear that "mailbox full" announcement, then you have confirmed that there is some kind of voice mail system active - and full - on your home phone number.
So what that means is that you will need to contact your service provider and get the official instructions on how to access that system - to listen to and delete any messages that are there. Each service provider has different procedures, but you can often call your own number - from your home phone - and get straight into the system. Once connected, there should be "speech menu" that will guide you through the messages and how to delete them.
Also, you may want to configure or disable this voice mail system so that the Uniden has a chance to answer calls while you are away. This usually involves either setting the number of rings on each system so that your Uniden can answer first, by having a lower number of rings than the voice mail system.
There may be other steps needed IF this voice mail issue is not the problem.
your service provider might come with voice mail system, you need to log on to your provider website and disable the voice mail or you can setup your provider voice mail to 4, 6 sound and your Digital Cordless to 2 sound before the voice mail pick up and you will see the difference.
Make sure the answering system is on. (You can use either the base Answer On button or Menu > Message Play (press Select) and then 8 on the handset.) Make sure the memory is not full; the unit can hold ~64 messages including the greeting. The base will show a flashing "Full" when the memory is full.
Finally make sure the system isn't set to "Greeting Only". From the handset, press Menu and navigate to "Initial Setting" then press the right arrow. Scroll to "Set answering" and again press the right arrow. Scroll to "Recording Time" and again press the right arrow. Select the choice you want either by scrolling or by pressing 1 through 3. If you press 0, you get Greeting Only. Press Save and then Off.
Please note that the unit's answering system is not compatible with Voice Mail service from your telephone line provider. You will need to have the Voice Mail disabled or leave the unit's answering system off.
Not sure if this will help with your query but it may be similar to the problem I had with a wireless home phone with answering machine not taking
messages when I had the answering machine set to 12 rings before
answering. Found the sim card (my wireless system) auto response would
answer first. Fixed it by reducing time for the answering machine to come on to 6 rings and answering
machine now comes on first.