Flip open the top cover on the right hand side. Swich the selectors to the same position for the announcement you want to change. Press the change button and then the announce button. Start recording, hit the stop button when complete. The new announcement will automatically play.
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Changing the Remote Access Code
The Remote Access Code is preset to 500.
You can change the Remote Access Code
to any three-digit number from 500-999.
DO NOT pick the same number as that
assigned to the Priority Calling Code.
1 Press g. The Message Window
2 Hold down c for at least two
seconds. The system announces "First
3 Press / or ? to change
4 When the Message Window displays
the desired first digit, press c. The
system announces "Second digit."
5 Press / or ? to change
6 When the Message Window displays
the desired second digit, press c.
The system announces "Third digit."
7 Press / or ? to change
8 When the Message Window displays
the desired third digit, press c.
The system announces the new
Remote Access Code.
Follow the instructions in the "Record your announcement" section on page 5 of the manual. You can download the manual at
1 Press Annc.
2 Choose the announcement location by
pressing select until the appropriate
mailbox is displayed.
3 Press Record. Begin speaking after the
4 When you are finished, press Stop.
You will hear your new announcement.
5 Repeat Steps 1-4 to record another
— OR —
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.
Record Your Announcement
Before using this answering system, you
should record the announcement (up to
three minutes long) that callers will hear
when the system answers a call. If you
choose not to record an announcement,
the system answers with a pre-recorded
announcement: “HELLO. PLEASE LEAVE A
MESSAGE AFTER THE TONE.”
1 Press and hold a. When the
system beeps, speak toward the
microphone normally, from about nine
inches away. While you are recording,
the Message Window blinks .
To stop recording, release a.
The system automatically plays back
To review your announcement, press
and release a.
To erase your announcement and
return to the pre-recorded announcement,
press Dwhile your announcement is
Callers can skip the announcement by
Try just pressing down on the greeting button on the answering machine, you will hear the lady say "record greeting" and keep holdong down until you are finished recording the message. When you are done, remove your finger, done!
I have ATT VOIP service. You are probably recording your messages on your ATT voicemail. Change the # of rings for the voice mail to pick to more than the answering machine picks up. You have to get into your account and look for the section that allows you to do that.