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How to receive incoming messages

How do I program answer machine to receive messages

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  • alexis Feb 18, 2012

    my model number is 5881

  • kakima Feb 18, 2012

    The answering machine instructions begin on page 36 of this manual:http://vt.vtp-media.com/ecp/documents/pr...

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Since you declined to specify the model of your VTech 5.8GHz cordless phone/answering machine, I can only suggest you enter it into the search box here to download a copy of the manual.

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I would check the User Manual for Ring Patterns, Silent Reception and Fax Priority.
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